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C-11A vs. PC-11B What You Need To Know
September 18, 2015 by Jobber News

The upcoming PC-11 category will be split between backwards-compatible and new, lower-viscosity lubricants ­– and it’s a major step forward for the marketplace. The decision to split the upcoming PC-11 heavy-duty engine oil category is a crucial one, driven by

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Lighting and Wiper Technology High-Tech Advancement Boosts Sales Options
September 18, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Drivers make numerous critical decisions every day. More often than not, these decisions are made in split seconds, so it’s paramount that both vehicle lighting and wiper blades are in peak operating condition, providing drivers a clear view at all

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Ride Control How Proper Staff Training Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
September 18, 2015 by Andrew Brooks

Ride control is a simple idea, but there are a couple of major misconceptions that are holding back sales, limiting service levels, and even endangering lives. Most drivers, and even many technicians, view ride control as shocks and struts, but

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Embracing Change
September 18, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

My first job was delivering parts for a jobber in Toronto’s west end when I was just 16. Back then (the mid-’70s), gas was 50 cents a gallon and eight-track tapes were all the rage. I remember driving down obscure

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Counterperson of the Year Nominations Still Open
September 17, 2015 by Andrew Ross

#aftermarket – Here’s your chance to acknowledge the hardest-working, most helpful and efficient auto parts counterperson you know – by nominating him or her for the Jobber News Counterperson of the Year Award. The Jobber News Counterperson of the Year

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Voluntary agreement reached on HD service information
September 16, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

MOU addresses the availability of service information for Model Year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 lbs. sold in the United States and Canada.

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Denso opens distribution center in Nuevo Leon, Mexico
September 15, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Denso Products and Services Inc. (DPAM), a division of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corporation, has opened its first auto parts distribution center in Mexico. Located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, the facility allows Denso to bring its full selection of

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Alain Masse named new president of UAP Inc.
September 14, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Montreal, QC – Alain Masse has been appointed president of UAP Inc. Masse, who has been with UAP since 2011, stepped in at the end of 2014 to lead all corporate functions for UAP’s Auto Parts Division as well as

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China Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (CAAPA) Fills Three Key Executive Positions
September 14, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

#aftermarket – The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. announced the hiring of three key executives who have joined the China Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (CAAPA) team filling critical management roles. Mr. Zhang Xiwen has been named general manager of CAAPA. 

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Advance Auto Parts Names 2015 Vendors of the Year
September 14, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

#aftermarket –  At the company’s annual vendor summit held in late August, Advance Auto Parts announced its 2015 Vendors of the Year awards. Taking home top honors as overall Co-Vendors of the Year were Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) and