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Dodge Breaks Record for World’s Fastest Pickup
February 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Dodge Ram SRT-10 unseated the Ford SVT Lightning as the world’s fastest pickup.The DaimlerChrysler hauler unleashed its Viper power today, taking its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Fastest Production Pickup Truck.” Only recently

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SKF Appoints President For North American Automotive Business
February 2, 2004 by Auto Service World

George W. Dettloff has been appointed president, Automotive Division, North America for SKF.SKF is a major manufacturer of seals and bearings for the automotive industry. In his new position he will oversee all of the division’s North American original equipment

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ArvinMeritor President and COO Terry O’Rourke Resigns
January 30, 2004 by Auto Service World

ArvinMeritor announced that Terry O’Rourke is resigning from his position as president and COO, to pursue opportunities outside of the company. O’Rourke is also resigning from the board of directors. The COO position will be eliminated. O’Rourke joined ArvinMeritor as

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Composite Use Set to Grow in Light Truck Segment
January 29, 2004 by Auto Service World

Several Asian-based automakers plan to use composite materials instead of stamped steel for the cargo beds of upcoming small pickups, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association. Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. have used the material in this

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Delphi Expands Aftermarket Catalogue Offerings
January 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

Delphi Corp. is introducing three new 2004 product catalogues for engine management and HVAC systems, including Delphi Freedom batteries, EGR valves and thermal components. The new catalogues cover 950 part numbers, 300 all new for 2004, providing expanded coverage in

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Auto Industry Ahead of Tougher U.S. Emission Standards
January 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

Automakers are about 10% ahead of schedule in rolling out cleaner cars and trucks as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Tier 2” standards, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.<br>Tier 2 standards-which limit pollutants to 1%

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Modine Expands Radiator Offering
January 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

The aftermarket division of Modine Manufacturing Company has added more than 100 complete replacement radiators to its 2004 product line. The expanded radiator line, currently available, includes thousands of applications from domestic and import cars and light trucks. Radiators covered

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Goodyear Announces Syndication Efforts for $US 300 Million Loan and Bank Discussions to Permit Future Capital Markets Transactions
January 27, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced that it intends to commence a syndication being arranged by JPMorgan and Citigroup for the addition of a new $US 300 million term loan to its existing $US 1.3 billion asset-based credit

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Paul Newman Walks the Talk
January 27, 2004 by Auto Service World

Film legend Paul Newman will be doing voice work on a new Disney animated feature, and plans a turn at the wheel for the Daytona 24 Hours to promote it.Newman has been set to lend his voice to a car

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“Perfect Guy” Not So Perfect
January 26, 2004 by Auto Service World

An outstanding employee of a Kentucky auto parts store has been revealed to be a fugitive from the law who had been using his dead stepbrother’s name for years.George Wesley Smalley, 35, was arrested at his home Thursday. Smalley had

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Plastics Making Inroads In Braking System
January 26, 2004 by Auto Service World

General Motors’ next generation of mid- size trucks benefit from a new lightweight, highly effective brake system vacuum booster self-retaining spacer made of DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic polyester elastomer. The spacer sits between a vehicle’s firewall and brake system to help

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UAP Inc. President Takes On U.S. Role
January 23, 2004 by Auto Service World

Larry Samuelson, president and CEO of UAP Inc. and its NAPA Canada business has been named president of the Genuine Parts Co. U.S. Automotive Parts Group.Samuelson will continue with his Canadian responsibilities. The announcement was made by Larry Prince, chairman