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SEMA sues U.S. government over Replica Car Law
October 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production. Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low volume

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MEMA joins call for speedy passage of USMCA
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) joined over 400 other organizations and businesses in signing a letter to the U.S. Congress urging an autumn passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The National Association of Manufacturers delivered the letter

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Volvo Cars announces plans to radically reduce carbon emissions
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars has launched one of the most ambitious plans in the automotive industry, aiming to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. Announced this morning, it is the first tangible step

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Pennzoil says three Platinum oils ready for GF-6
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Pennzoil says it has completed the relevant testing protocols for the new ILSAC GF-6 oil standard. The company anticipates three of its Platinum oil products, in a wide range of viscosities, will meet the standard, which is set to launch

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CAF aims to turn labour shortage talk into action
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

It’s time to turn talk into action when it comes to attracting more skilled trade workers in Canada, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says.

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What AIA wants federal candidates to know about the aftermarket
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket is facing disruptions that threaten to hamstring the $21.6 billion industry. That is one of the key messages the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has for the federal parties competing to lead the nation. In advance

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‘Repair It Right’ issues rallying cry for industry unity
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Organizers and supporters of the new “Repair It Right” program issued a rallying cry for industry unity on Tuesday night. About 35 people – representing provincial and national associations, parts distributors, manufacturers, repair chains, and industry trade publications – were asked

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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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U.S. associations partner on public education campaign
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) have announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through a consumer education campaign

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Proposed changes to TDG regulations include more rigorous training
September 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadians who transport dangerous goods may soon have to prove their competence through new training and assessment requirements. The Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) is suggesting changes to the country’s transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) regulations – particularly as it

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CAF to spearhead national strategy for women in trades
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) says it will develop a National Strategy for Women in Trades by 2020. The forum has announced that a task force of its members from across the country will oversee the development of a strategy,

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June numbers reflect strong economy: Statistics Canada
September 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Statistics Canada reports that Canada’s economy expanded for the fourth month in a row in June, as 17 of the 20 industries the data agency tracks expanded. GDP grew by 0.2 per cent overall, as a 0.2 per cent decline