After Harvey deluge, a sales surge in HoustonSept. 11
Harvey recovery: From burned out to back in businessSept. 9
Mexico braces for damaged autos from U.S.Sept. 9
Car dealers see opportunity as Harvey roils used marketSept. 7
An army of tow trucks tackles Houston's flood-damaged carsSept. 6
Rental-car rates surge for few vehicles available in HoustonSept. 6
CLEANUP TIMESept. 4
McRee Ford in Dickinson, Texas, found itself in the path of one of the most powerful and destructive storms in U.S. history. All the employees survived, and the dealership sustained only minor damage to its buildings. But it was a harrowing week for co-owner Mitchell Dale.
Group 1 says 98% of Houston inventory survivedSept. 5
When disaster strikes, experience helpsSept. 4
Texas association head sums up the damageAug. 28
NADA emergency fund running dryAug. 31
Requests for aid from dealership employees hurt by Harvey are coming in faster than donations to the relief fund. In the past 36 hours, the fund received more than 100 applications for aid, for a maximum of $1,500 per recipient. NADA estimates that from 30,000 to 35,000 dealership employees have been impacted.
Gulf ports play growing role in auto tradeSept. 3
Automakers now realize they can save on logistics by using ocean shipping to reach customers in the lower Midwest with foreign-made vehicles, or to export vehicles built in the Southeast's assembly plants.
Supply chains await Harvey's ripple effectsSept. 2
Houston primed for a comebackSept. 3
Flood-car fraud sure to rise from the mudSept. 2
Texas ports reopen while railroads struggleSept. 1
Post-Harvey race to restock is onSept. 1
Lenders offer assistance after HarveyAug. 30
Sonic's Dyke drives to Houston with aidAug. 29
A loyal employee saves the PlanetSept. 4
Industry responds to Harvey disasterAug. 29
Expert sees Harvey as 'net positive' for U.S. salesSept. 4
Toyota distributor: 'We got really lucky'Sept. 4
Gulf States Toyota, which distributes Toyota vehicles and parts to dealerships across five Southern states, has its headquarters in western Houston and a vehicle processing center on the northern edge of the city.
Truckin' to HoustonSept. 4
AutoNews Now: Storm dents August U.S. salesSept. 1
Key to recovery: DMS accessSept. 4
Texas ports reopening, resume vehicle shipmentsAug. 31
The Texas ports of Galveston and Freeport reopened Thursday and will receive their first vehicle carriers since shutting down six days ago because of Hurricane Harvey. A handful of vessels were forced to hold offshore during the storm, logistics officials say.
Call 911! — or try GM's OnStarSept. 4
First Shift: Industry mobilizes to aid Harvey victimsSept. 1
AutoNews Now: Silver lining for dealers in HoustonAug. 31
Auto dealers will prove leaders in Houston recoverySept. 4
First Shift: Dealerships reopen; OnStar answers the callAug. 31
Toyota, distributor pledge $3 millionAug. 30
What next? Houston dealers plan damage assessmentAug. 30
Virgil Skinner, past chairman of the Houston dealers association, laid out what he expects his peers to do in the next few days. The message he is sending is that the post-Harvey recovery will be tedious and painful, but vital. "It's going to take the better part of a week for dealers to actually get into their stores, assess the damage and come up with a plan to get back in business," Skinner said. "Not just for themselves but especially for the employees."
AutoNews Now: In storm's wake, thousands of ruined carsAug. 30
Ike's lessons helped Ford dealership copeAug. 29
First Shift: Storm's potential effect on Aug. salesAug. 30
AutoNews Now: After storm, dealers' path to recoveryAug. 29
Amid Harvey's destruction in Texas, auto industry assesses damageAug. 27
First Shift: Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealershipsAug. 29
Dealer's vacation turns into binge-watching of newsAug. 28
AutoNews Now: 'It's been a tough one' in HoustonAug. 28
Auto industry braces as Hurricane Harvey hits Texas as Category 4Aug. 25
The most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years killed at least one person and is threatening catastrophic flooding. Auto shippers, manufacturers and retailers all face potential disruptions.