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Technician ages ‘show reasonable balance,’ consultants say
September 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A leading Canadian automotive consulting firm has downplayed industry concerns that the average age of service technicians is getting precariously high. In a recent email newsletter, DesRosiers Automotive Consulting noted that an “oft-cited concern in the automotive industry has been

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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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StatsCan releases profile of self-employed Canadians
September 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

About one in seven Canadian workers were self-employed in 2018 – accounting for 15% of total employment – according to a new report from Statistics Canada. That’s up from 12% in 1976. More notably, the number of women entrepreneurs is

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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

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Knowledge Centre: The Blockchain Economy
August 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

Blockchain promises to help shops verify payments, vehicle histories, or the origins of a replacement part… but the transition won’t happen overnight.

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BY THE NUMBERS: A look at texting
August 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  3 minutes More than 90 percent of the time, texts are read within the first three minutes after receipt. Zipwhip, 2019 State of Texting Report   60% By far the most common business use of texting is to schedule

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BY THE NUMBERS: Some facts about texting
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  3 minutes More than 90 percent of the time, texts are read within the first three minutes after receipt. Zipwhip, 2019 State of Texting Report   60% By far the most common business use of texting is to schedule

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Americans delaying maintenance to the tune of nearly $25 billion a year
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

Brake pads, tire changes and oil changes rank at the top of the list of unperformed maintenance work in the U.S., according to the Auto Care Association’s latest Factbook. The annual report on the health of the aftermarket pegs the

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BY THE NUMBERS: A look at texting
August 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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May GDP numbers show Canadian economy catching up after weak start
August 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canada‘s economy grew by 0.2 per cent in May, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. It is the third increase in as many months, thanks to a rebound in manufacturing. The Conference Board of Canada say the news

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Thoma Bravo to acquire J.D. Power
August 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Thoma Bravo LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence. The transaction is expected to close by year end. Upon

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Demand for diesel vehicles is increasing
August 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

A 23% increase in full-size diesel pickup truck sales over Q1 for 2019 shows demand for diesel vehicles as a clean alternative to gas is increasing according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Diesel holds the largest share of alternative vehicle