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Auctions Return to Business Following Florence

Used-vehicle auctions have started resuming regular business hours following the effects of Hurricane Florence, which had less of an impact on the U.S vehicle market than Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.

Vehicle Loss From Florence Expected to Reach 20,000

After the heavy rains brought by Florence to the Carolinas stopped, estimates about the number of vehicles that were destroyed by the storm began to roll in that made it clear the storm would have far less of an impact that the pair of storms that reached Texas and Florida a year ago.

GM Aiding Customers Impacted by Hurricane Florence

General Motors Co. has mobilized all of its vehicle brands, as well as OnStar, GM Financial and its Customer Care and Aftersales team to help customers impacted by Hurricane Florence recover as quickly as possible

Hurricane Florence Closes N.C. Auctions

Several North Carolina used vehicle auctions closed as a result of Hurricane Florence sweeping into the state, while others shifted to online sales or delayed on-site sales.

Storm Delays NHTSA's New Car Assessment Meeting

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) postponed its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) public meeting to Oct. 1 due to anticipated severe weather from Hurricane Florence.

Vehicle Resale Market Forecast for 2018

Fleet mainstays such as pickups and vans are expected to perform well at wholesale this year. Higher-end vehicles, such as those found in executive fleets are expected to struggle.

Ford Expands Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Ford Motor Company Fund is investing more than $1.2 million for expanded disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and collaborating with nonprofits to bring much-needed vehicles, supplies and services to hurricane-devastated communities on the island, according to the company.