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Collision industry training provider I-CAR has finalized its licensing deal with the AIA to provide training in Canada.
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I-CAR Announces Agreement with AIA of Canada
April 21, 2010 by Auto Service World

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada have announced that they have reached a final licensing agreement by which AIA will assume operations of I-CAR training in Canada. The agreement marks

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Latest Blow for Toyota has Far Reaching Effects
April 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

On the heels of a rare “Don’t Buy” rating by Consumer Reports, Toyota has decided to temporarily stop selling the Lexus GX460 SUV, putting the China launch of the SUV in jeopardy. “For more than 20 years, Lexus has made

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U.K. Introduces Carbon-Emissions Based “Road Tax”
April 5, 2010 by Auto Service World

April 1 saw the introduction in the U.K. of a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on all new vehicles sold, with rates based on CO2 emissions. While the tax has been referred to variously as a Road Tax or Showroom Tax,

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The Training Guru
April 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

I-CAR and AIA Pick Their Man

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2010 ASRW Partnering Program Kicks Off with Huge Industry Support
April 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW 2010) reports strong industry support for this year’s events via the ASRW Partnering Program (APP). The APP is designed to foster industry participation through partnering organizations that support the many segments of the automotive

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White Paper Discusses the Need for OE Collision Repair Information
April 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Repair information provider Alldata LLC has released a white paper discussing the need for collision repair facilities to have vehicle manufacturers’ OE repair information. “The people who build the cars have the final word on how to repair them after

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I-CAR and AIA Take Step to Final Agreement in Canada
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

I-CAR, The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) as the next step in transitioning the administration of its collision repair

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10 Super Reasons to Attend the 2010 ASRW Events
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

Organizers of Automotive Service & Repair Week which combines the National Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) with the Congress on Automotive Repair and Service (CARS). Conference events are being held October 10-13, with exhibits open October 11 to 13, Mandalay

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AutoServiceWorld.com Update: Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
March 29, 2010 by Auto Service World

The news item on enhancements to the Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) appearing on March 26 is in fact not a new program, nor is it restricted to the autobody trade. However, we have also learned that the changes

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Cross Canada Acquires Distribution Company, Builds Bumper Offering
February 3, 2010 by Auto Service World

Cross Canada Auto Body Supply has acquired Collision Parts Specialists (CPS), a paint and body supply distributor with bumper recycling facilities. According to terms of the agreement, CPS will become one of the distribution arms for Cross Canada.  “As one

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Cell Phone Ban While Driving Now in Effect for Ontario Drivers
February 2, 2010 by Auto Service World

Starting February 1, 2010, any adult driver caught talking on a hand-held phone in Ontario will be assessed fines. Bill 118, also known as Ontario’s Countering Distracted Driving law, began on October 26 giving drivers a three-month grace period before

I-CAR president and CEO John Edelen (left) and AIA president Marc Brazeau (right) say the process to put a new structure in place in Canada went smoothly and quickly, considering the complexity of the issue.
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AIA Canada And I-CAR Finalize Deal
February 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Canadian Association to Take On Collision Repair Training Role