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MEMA letter discusses ramifications of COVID-19
March 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) says it will work hard to shape implementation of the U.S. federal government’s $8.3 billion Coronavirus Emergency Bill. In a letter addressed to members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty

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Robots won’t take over any time soon: federal report
January 3, 2020 by The Canadian Press

By Jordan Press The Canadian Press – Newly released documents show that top government officials believe there’s no imminent threat that artificial intelligence and robots will displace large segments of the Canadian workforce. In work done last year, federal experts

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Today’s H.R.: Bringing women into the aftermarket
December 3, 2019 by donalee Moulton

  By donalee Moulton In an era where competition is fierce, talent is scarce, and #MeToo is an international movement, traditional male-dominated companies are looking to attract, retain, and promote more women. That strategy is certainly becoming increasingly common in

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How indigenous youth could help solve the labour crisis
December 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) says indigenous youth are a largely untapped resource in overcoming the skilled labour shortage. A new report – Promoting Careers in the Skilled Trades to Indigenous Youth in Canada – offers views on how to

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New light vehicle sales down 3.7% in September
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consulting is reporting another soft month for new car sales in Canada. Total new light vehicle sales decreased 3.7% in September 2019, compared to September 2018. Units sold fell from 172,974 in September 2018 to 166,488 units sold

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Details of new motor oil specifications released
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Details have been released about the much-speculated API GF-6 specification for motor oils. Starting May 1, 2020, oil manufacturers will be required to move fluids to the new API GF-6 specification. With the new GF-6 specification comes a brand-new set

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AAPEX summit to address consolidation
September 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The training arm of the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will tackle the hot topic of consolidation in the automotive service world at this year’s show. AAPEXedu will feature a Service Professionals Summit dubbed “Aftermarket 2030: Consolidation Trends, Opportunities and

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RepairPal claims to be biggest auto service network in U.S.
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

RepairPal says the signing of its 2,500th auto repair shop confirms its place as the largest provider of repair services in the United States. The company says its unique model for helping motorists find high-quality vehicle care has earned the

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Advancing Vehicle Technology: Friend or foe?
September 17, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In this, the final article in a seven-part series sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how shop owners should view the disruptive technology on the horizon of the automotive industry. The short answer is it’s not all that bad! By Jacob Stoller

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Powering up: A look at battery technology
September 5, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars

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Powering Up: A look at battery technology
August 22, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars

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Crain’s predicts tough times ahead
August 19, 2019 by Renee Montague

Crain’s Detroit Business is predicting some tough times ahead for automotive suppliers, as slow sales and industry consolidation create excellent conditions for disruption. The publication points out that the automotive sector in the U.S. lost some 22,000 jobs through May