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Toyota, Honda still tops in supplier relations
May 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Japanese automakers Toyota and Honda are still first and second, respectively, when it comes to relationships with suppliers. But General Motors has made significant gains, while Nissan has trended in the opposite direction, according to a recent study. The North

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J.D. Power study finds autonomous safety concerns
April 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

Many are skeptical when it comes to safety of autonomous vehicles, says a new J.D. Power study. With the exception of the Gen Y cohort, those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s, all other generational groups have concerns

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By the Numbers: 1.95 million light vehicles sold in Canada in 2016
April 3, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Ford F-150 at the center of the most online searches in Canada during 2016.

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Sales up, but good employees hard to find: survey
March 30, 2017 by Adam Malik

Business was up but hiring and retention continues to be a challenge for shops. The conclusions come from the Automotive Service Association’s recently-released How’s your Business? Survey. Members of the American association were asked about the business operation of their

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Going digital ‘increasingly important’
March 29, 2017 by Adam Malik

More and more small businesses are embracing digital technology, a new survey says. And if your shop is not, experts say you’re missing out. No longer are small businesses ignoring the digital world, said a report from the Canadian Federation

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Number of car owners expected to plummet
March 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

It may not be too long until you look around and notice fewer cars parked in driveways in your neighborhood. Less than 10 years, in fact. The number of people calling themselves car owners could be cut significantly if things

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Survey wants inside look at skilled trades
March 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

The skilled trades sector will soon be facing a shortage, according to Skills Canada. By 2020, one million skills trade workers will be needed. That’s part of the reason for a survey about the skilled trades, Job Talks. It has

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AIA kicks off major labor market project
March 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

A technician working in Ontario has no idea if he could make more money working in British Columbia. A high school student thinking about becoming a technician in Halifax doesn’t know what the job prospects are in her city, nor

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Is the “Right to Repair” agreement in Canada working?
January 23, 2017 by CARS Magazine

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada wants to hear from service providers about the effectiveness of the so-called “Right to Repair” agreement in Canada. The Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS) came into effect six years ago after years of

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Skepticism still clouds autonomous cars
January 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

The autonomous vehicle is coming. At least, that’s what you hear around just about every corner. But just because it sounds imminent, that doesn’t mean that people are ready to embrace the technology with open arms. A recent study from

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Historically low gas prices lead to significant increases in miles driven
January 19, 2017 by Camille Casse

Contrary to what some might believe, 2016 was a year of historically low gas prices, and it had the increase in miles driven to show for it. Both 2015 and 2016 saw an increase in miles driven greater than any

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Push continues for industry innovation
January 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

Making Canada’s automotive industry more attractive continues to be a work in progress. The Canadian Automotive Partnership Council met this week in Detroit during the North American Auto Show to discuss boosting growth, innovation and competitiveness in the field. Don