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Emissions Reductions for Heavy Trucks and SUVs to be Announced Today
April 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

New federal engine and vehicle regulations being announced later today by federal environment minister David Anderson won’t apply only to SUV’s; heavy-duty trucks will also become a lot cleaner. The new rules – which will bring Canada in line with

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U.S. News: Pep Boys Launches Feel Good Marketing
April 3, 2002 by Auto Service World

Pep Boys, a U.S. service and parts chain with more than 600 locations, is launching a consumer advertising campaign featuring its founders.Emmanuel Rosenfeld, Maurice Strauss and W. Graham Jackson, who became known as "The Pep Boys"— Manny, Moe & Jack–,

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Northrup Grumman Offer for TRW Inadequate, says TRW Board
April 2, 2002 by Auto Service World

Only 2% of the outstanding TRW shares have been tendered under Northrup Grumman’s takeover offer, which the TRW Inc. board says is clear evidence that it is inadequate.In response to Northrop Grumman’s $47 U.S. per share exchange offer results, Philip

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Two Canadian Technicians Among Carquest Finalists
April 1, 2002 by Auto Service World

The 15 finalists in the Carquest Race to the Race Promotion have been chosen, and the list includes two Canadians.One of the finalists will win a new Chevrolet Corvette, May 25, 2002 at the Carquest Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Busch

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Lund Reiterates Its Desire to Unload Two Business Units
March 28, 2002 by Auto Service World

Lund International Holdings, Inc., best known for its truck accessory offerings, has announced that it still intends to sell the Smittybilt and Trailmaster units.The company originally announced its intentions on October 2, 2001 to divest its steel tubular and suspension

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Shell Oil Acquires Pennzoil-Quaker State
March 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

Shell Oil Company, a wholly-owned member of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Shell Oil Company will acquire Pennzoil-Quaker State Company for an estimated $1.8 billion

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Understanding Race Crashes Takes Leap Forward
March 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

The 2002 Championship Auto Racing Team (CART) FedEx Championship Series is underway and so is the beginning of a new safety research program conducted by Delphi, Ford and CART to help bring higher levels of safety to the sport of

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Livingrooms on Wheels Rule, says website
March 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

Web information source Edmunds.com has issued its list of the new cars and trucks with the most driver and front-passenger space. The winners were selected based on the average of the head room, hip room and leg room in each

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B.C. Firm To Supply BMW with Hydrogen Hardware
March 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced that it has signed a collaborative agreement with BMW AG of Munich, Germany to support BMW’s hydrogen vehicle engine development program. Under the agreement, Westport will provide fuel injection hardware and engineering

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Tim Hortons Menu To Be Offered At Esso Outlets
March 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Imperial Oil Limited and Tim Hortons are expected to announce a deal today that will have the donut chain’s full menu offered at selected Esso outlets.The 10-year alliance is being hailed by Imperial Oil Limited as a move that "could

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Leading Automotive Research Firm Expands to Canada
March 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

Motoresearch Inc., one of the largest custom automotive consumer research companies in the world, today announced its expansion into Canada with the launch of a new Canadian division, Motoresearch Canada. While already active in the United States and Mexico, as

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Federal-Mogul Integrates Heavy-Duty Engine Parts Lines
March 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul has announced that its FP Diesel line will more than double its offering with the integration of the Selaed Power heavy-duty line.FP Diesel products are used in medium- and heavy-duty trucks, agricultural, construction and mining equipment and marine applications.The