After disaster, expect peak sales in 60-120 daysSat, 17, Sep 2016
After a major natural disaster, dealerships in the affected area can expect to see vehicle sales stall for 30 days.
Catastrophic floods and the ABCs of givingMon, 12, Sep 2016
Helping those displaced by floods in Baton Rouge, La., last month is simple as ABC for Auction Broadcasting Co. The auction company will match donations to help its employees and other residents who lost their homes in the deluge.
La. flood casualties: 100,000 insured carsMon, 05, Sep 2016
The historic floods that battered Louisiana last month damaged an estimated 100,000 insured vehicles. The National Insurance Crime Bureau said the number of uninsured vehicles damaged by flooding may be even more than those that are insured because owners may have chosen to drop coverage of aging vehicles.
Takata truck blast revives concerns over airbag propellantThu, 01, Sep 2016
Critics of embattled airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. said last week's deadly explosion of a truck carrying parts to its Mexican factory underscores questions about the safety of the chemical compound at the center of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
U.S. senators seek federal probe of Takata-linked explosionWed, 31, Aug 2016
Two U.S. senators on Wednesday called on the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the Aug. 22 crash and explosion of a truck carrying Takata Corp. airbag parts that killed a woman and injured four others.
Fatal Takata truck blast was 'like a big bomb,' sheriff saysTue, 30, Aug 2016
The truck carrying Takata airbag inflators exploded “like a big bomb,” said the Texas sheriff whose officers rushed the scene. The cause of the grisly accident last week isn't known, he said, and the damage was so extensive that a woman killed in the blast was identified only through dental records.
Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injuredMon, 29, Aug 2016
A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.
Virginia dealers donate to West Virginia flood relief effortsMon, 29, Aug 2016
The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has donated $75,000 to a relief fund for people affected by the flash floods in West Virginia in June.