U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Surge to Record 3.28 Million

Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose 3.00 million to a seasonally adjusted 3.28 million in the week ending March 21, eclipsing the previous record of 695,000 set in 1982, the Labor Department said.

Vehicles are Critical in a Lockdown

As Congress is poised to pass a historic $2 trillion stimulus package to address the impact of the escalating COVID-19 health crisis, America’s auto dealerships continue to work through the challenges of operating during the coronavirus pandemic.

How Commercial Trucks are Keeping America Stocked

In times of mass uncertainty, one critical and essential business is commercial truck sales and service, to keep the country stocked with basic necessities.

NADA Online Resources Offer Dealers Tools for Operating in a New Business Environment

As dealers are maneuvering their operations and adapting to the state of business stemming from the coronavirus, NADA has a number of resources to support dealers along the way.

Dealer Groups, ATD, Alliance for Automotive Innovation Urge Trump to Clarify Auto, Truck Sales as Essential

The ability to provide replacement cars and trucks in response to any number of scenarios will be vital to ensuring that those in need of reliable personal transportation continue to have access to it, the groups said, stressing that franchised car and truck dealers recognize the need to conduct even limited sales and leasing activities in manner that protects the general public, our customers and our employees.

Alliance for Automotive Innovation, NADA and MEMA Call on White House and Congress to Pass Economic Stimulus Package to Address COVID-19 Impact

The Alliance, NADA and MEMA have asked Congressional leaders and the White House to enact policies that provide immediate economic relief broadly, as well as to the auto industry, and that help all businesses work through the challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

Auto Dealerships are Stepping Up During COVID-19

From increased sanitizing and cleaning to maintaining social distancing, auto dealerships are doing everything they can to keep their customers, employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Necessary Car and Truck Sales are Essential Business

The Trump administration issued guidance classifying automotive service as essential. While the essential nature of automotive service is not really in question, as service and repair is required to keep America’s fleet of cars and trucks on the road.

Detroit Automakers Idle U.S. Plants to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

The Detroit Three automakers will shut down their U.S. plants to stop the spread of coronavirus, bowing to pressure from the union representing about 150,000 hourly workers at those facilities, industry officials said.

REPORT: Production Slowing as Sales Decrease

With showrooms slowing down, factory executives and industry analysts have slashed their sales forecasts, some by as much as half in the short term. Just a month ago, economists were predicting another robust sales year.