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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2021 to be a virtual event
October 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’21 (HDAW 2021) conference organizers have announced the annual event will be held virtually Jan. 25-28. The virtual conference will feature traditional HDAW opening sessions with the HDAW 2021 co-chairs and a comprehensive conference program that

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Alliance announces virtual Canada Night
October 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Following the cancellation of Canada Night at AAPEX, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. has announced it will host a virtual Canada Night as a part of its 2020 virtual Winter Shareholder Meeting. “Canada Night at AAPEX is always an

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ASA to host symposium for multiple-shop owners
October 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will host a virtual symposium for owners of multiple repair facilities. The 9th Annual MSO Symposium will still take place the week of Nov. 9, at no cost for attendees. Ray Fisher, president and executive

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Steve Gushie joins AARO board
October 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Steve Gushie, president of Carquest Canada Ltd. has joined the board of directors of the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO). He has been appointed to the association’s 2020-2021 slate. Gushie is well known in the Canadian aftermarket, having spent

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CAF launches national strategy for women in trades
October 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) has published a first-of-its-kind national strategy for Supporting Women in Trades (SWiT). Built on action items identified by a 2019 task force, it establishes a national target to increase participation and retention of women in

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Ontario vehicle dealers not optimistic about long-term
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A recent survey by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry council (OMVIC) finds that dealer principals and vehicle salespeople are leery of the long-term economic outlook for the province, given ongoing pandemic restrictions. The survey, the council’s second since the outbreak

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AAPEX to host weekly webinars in October
October 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AAPEX will host weekly webinars in October to provide the latest trends, market intelligence and global perspectives on the future of the automotive aftermarket and strategies for growth. The free webinars, which complement the Virtual AAPEX Experience Nov. 3 –

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ASA annual business meeting while be virtual
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Due to COVID-19, the Automotive Service Association’s Annual Business Meeting is going virtual. Originally scheduled for May and rescheduled for August, ASA’s ABM is now scheduled to be held online – for members only – on Oct. 9. “Due to

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North American legislators lagging on vehicle data: AIA president
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) says international governments are moving faster toward securing aftermarket access to vehicle data and OE service information. Jean-Francois Champagne told a webinar audience yesterday that Europeans and Pacific rim governments

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PRI cancels 2020 trade show
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Performance Racing Industry has canceled its 2020 trade show. In a letter to the industry, PRI president Dr. Jamie Meyer said the decision comes after “great efforts” were expended by PRI staff, the city of Indianapolis, and industry members

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CAN Connect Virtual offers performance industry a place to meet
September 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

From Oct. 5 through Oct. 9, the Custom Automotive Network (CAN) is inviting the performance industry to get business done online during the CAN Connect Virtual event. Registration is open for the annual event, put on by the Custom Automotive

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Virtual conference to examine industry trends, new technology
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The aftermarket needs to keep up with new technology or risk future growth, says one of the scheduled speakers at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) annual Technology Conference. Dr. Alison Burham, vice president of data science at RepairSmith, will