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Supply chaos predicted due to early Chinese New Year
January 27, 2023 by Emily Atkins

Freight forwarders and supply chain professionals are expecting disruptions owing to COVID outbreaks in China and this year’s early Chinese New Year factory closures. According to the annual Chinese New Year survey by Container xChange, 73 percent of supply chain

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Canada tightens up EV transition plan
January 3, 2023 by Adam Malik

New regulations proposed towards the end of last year mean that on-in-five of all passenger vehicles sold in Canada need to be electric by 2026. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault announced the proposal Dec. 21. Furthermore, the mandate will hit 60

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Used values flatten out last month
December 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

On one hand, the value of used vehicles didn’t increase an appreciable amount. On the other, that means they didn’t decrease and used values are still relatively high. November’s used vehicle values came in more or less flat, according to

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Right to repair: Now is ‘our best chance’
December 9, 2022 by Adam Malik

With the midterms wrapped up south of the border, American automotive aftermarket leaders are focusing on the next two years as pivotal in getting right to repair legislation in place. “2023 and 2024, I believe, are our years to get

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Economy set to cool: Survey
November 1, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new small business forecast is predicted a cooldown of the economy going into the end of the year. A new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) found that total GDP grew by just 0.3 per cent

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The international automotive aftermarket returned to Frankfurt
October 24, 2022 by Auto Service World Staff

Missed out on Automechanika? Here are some of the highlights and what attendees had to say

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How rising prices are eroding aftermarket demand  
October 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

The increased selling prices of automotive aftermarket products are unlikely to be sustainable as consumers of all income levels shy away from auto care, according to a new report. A forecast from The NPD Group — which regularly presents data

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The ‘mega trend’ taking place in the aftermarket
October 12, 2022 by Adam Malik

The automotive aftermarket’s footprint is changing in a way that one industry expert is calling a “mega trend.” Speaking during a quarterly call with the media, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association president and chief executive officer Paul McCarthy noted the shift

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New heights once again for U.S. car prices
September 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

For the fifth month in a row, new vehicle sales set a new high in the United States. Kelley Blue Book reported the average transaction price in August stayed above the $48,000 mark, coming in at $48,303. That’s a 0.5

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California details plans to go electric by 2035
August 30, 2022 by Adam Malik

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff provided details last week on a proposal that requires all new cars, trucks and SUVs be electric- or hydrogen-powered by 2035. Approval is expected, which will trigger a ripple effect throughout the auto

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‘Ragin’ Cajun’ among AAPEX keynote speakers
August 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

Two political heavyweights will be front and centre at AAPEX this fall. Top political consultant James Carville and political strategist Karl Rove will take the stage on Nov. 1 at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas to kick off the

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ASW Conversations: Good news for the supply chain
August 16, 2022 by Adam Malik

Supply chain professionals have done good work to navigate challenges. As a result, issues are easing and prices are coming down according to a top expert. Tom Cook, managing director of supply chain consultancy Blue Tiger International, speaks with ASW