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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

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SEMA Data Co-op acquires PartsHub
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

An industry-owned co-op dedicated to moving products through the use of standardized catalogue data has purchased the PartsHub catalogue management solution. The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) says the acquisition will allow it to expand its data services and provide its members with

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TIA introduces five new board members
September 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has elected five members to its board of directors. Four will serve three-year terms and the fifth will serve a two-year term filling the vacancy created when Jim Pangle of Fountain Tire was elected secretary

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Webinar to examine the future of the auto industry post-Covid
September 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  AIA president Jean-Francois Champagne will be a featured speaker at a webinar hosted by the Marketing Research Intelligence Association (MRIA). The Sept. 24 event will examine the ongoing impact of Covid-19, and anticipate what the automotive industry will look

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Midwest association now accepting ‘virtual members’
September 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) has expanded its membership mandate to include shops throughout North America. Shops that lie outside of MWACA’s original six-state territory (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas) can now join as virtual members, with

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SEMA report offers ADAS test program
September 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) has released the first in a series of white papers designed to explain how advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) function. Designed to help manufacturers of performance equipment and accessories to “Customize with Confidence,” the inaugural

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Registration for the “Virtual AAPEX Experience” is now open
September 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Registration is now open for the Virtual AAPEX Experience – the online version of the annual Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition, normally held in Las Vegas. The in-person event had to be cancelled due to concerns over Covid-19, but organizers say

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TIA opens registration for 2021 Tire Conference
September 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has opened registration for the 66th Annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference. The event, billed as the premier gathering for professionals in the global earthmover tire, retreading and service industries, is scheduled to take place Feb. 17-20,