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Commentary: A new kind of TRUST

August 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The global pandemic has altered the expectations people have in their service providers.

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SEMA canceled, AAPEX to be a virtual event

August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Despite Herculean efforts to proceed with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas this fall, uncertainty surrounding public gatherings has forced the cancelation of the industry’s two biggest trade shows. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Show (SEMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket…

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Virus disrupted supply chains for 60% of manufacturing companies: new report

July 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A just-released Supply Chain Resilience Report from 3D Hubs, says 60% of manufacturing companies around the globe have suffered supply chain disruptions as a direct result of Covid-19. By contrast, cybersecurity issues, which have become serious supply chain threats in recent years,…

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Feds extend Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

July 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been extended through to Dec. 19, 2020. New legislation – Bill C-20 – allows more companies to be eligible for the subsidy, and changes the amount companies can put toward their workers’ wages.…

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Manheim Auctions reveals new car disinfecting service

July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Manheim Canada, a business of Cox Automotive Canada and a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, has introduced the Manheim Vehicle Disinfection Service. Available at all Manheim Auctions across the country, the Manheim Vehicle Disinfection Service will effectively reduce…

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Fountain Tire thanks truckers with Class-8 sized drive through

July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A one-of-a-kind coffee shop popped up at Edmonton’s Rosenau Transport in late June. The Truck-Thru – created by Fountain Tire to show appreciation for the transportation industry’s dedication throughout the Covid-19 crisis – is a drive-through specially designed for tractor…

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Social-distancing floor and window decals available for aftermarket

June 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Superior Signals, Inc. (SSI) has introduced a new line of social distancing decals. The series features a selection of five decals, encouraging safe social distancing and the wearing of appropriate safety gear. Extremely durable and highly visible, these decals can…

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ASW Conversations: Daren Hodgson on why he’s still not open for business

June 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 015 Daren Hodgson on why he’s still not open for business   Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Que., has remained closed to thwart the spread of coronavirus… even though he’s legally…

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AIA releases results of latest business condition survey

June 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Only about eight percent of aftermarket businesses are functioning normally, according to a second round of survey calls by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. The AIA’s Impact of Covid-19 Aftermarket Business Conditions Survey found that 34% of businesses have…

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Updated survey reveals post-Covid shop challenges

June 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Management priorities at auto repair shops in the U.S. have changed dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic upended business in March. According to a new survey from IMR Inc., shop owners are now focused on keeping staff and customers safe. The…

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Business optimism growing in specialty equipment market

June 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Business confidence among manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of automotive accessories is climbing, according to a recent survey conducted by the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA). The poll found that more than 30% of those surveyed said they are now operating…

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COMMENTARY: Who are you in a crisis?

June 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Adversity on this scale tends to bring out our essential natures.