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Vehicle Tracking System Completes Field Tests
June 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

Montreal-based C-Chip Technologies Corporation has announced that its Tracking Manager vehicle location and control technology has successfully completed field tests. C-Chip anticipates introducing the Tracking Manager to the market later this summer.Benoit Langlais, director of marketing, says: “C-Chip’s Tracking Manager

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Midas Bags Whopper of a Marketing Executive
June 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

Rick Dow, who most recently served as senior vice president of marketing and sales at Burger King Corporation, is joining Midas, Inc. as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.At Midas, Dow, 53, will be responsible for the development and

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Cummins Receives First Order For 5.9 Litre Transit Engine
June 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

Cummins Westport Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced that it has received its first engine order for use in para transit service, a door-to- door program for those functionally unable to use a fixed route system. Citizens Area Transit, the

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Rhino Linings USA Acquires Canadian Operation, Predicts Rapid Expansion
June 17, 2003 by Auto Service World

Rhino Linings USA, Inc., the worldwide leader in sprayed-on polyurethane truck bed linings, recently acquired the assets of Rhino Linings Canada, opening the road to rapidexpansion in the country. Under the agreement, more than 30 Canadian dealerships have been added

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Federal-Mogul Again Recognized for Excellence in Electronic Catalogues
June 17, 2003 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation’s electronic cataloguing has been honoured for the second consecutive year by the National Catalogue Managers Assocation.The company received two President’s Awards for Electronic Cataloguing Excellence during the annual NCMA Conference in San Antonio, Texas.Federal-Mogul was recognized by CCITriad

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Agreement Promises Full Distribution Network Connectivity
June 17, 2003 by Auto Service World

An agreement between two of the automotive aftermarket’s leading suppliers of information systems promises a big leap in Internet connectivity for the industry.CCITriad, an industry leader in data services, management and information systems for the automotive aftermarket, and Management Information

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Judgement Rendered in Favour of Uni-Select
June 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

One of the longest standing legal disputes in the Canadian automotive aftermarket has drawn to a close with a judgement by the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of Uni-Select and against Acktion Corporation.These proceedings originated with the 1989 acquisition

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Tenneco Announces ‘Safe Summer Road Trip’ Consumer Promotion
June 11, 2003 by Auto Service World

Tenneco has announced a consumer promotion designed to drive ride control customers back to service providers for future service. With the program, consumers across North America can earn up to a $50 comeback certificate for future automotive services while helping

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Federal-Mogul Named Uni-Select Pacific Supplier of the Year.
June 10, 2003 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has been named 2002 "Supplier of the Year" by Uni-Select Pacific Inc.Uni-Select Pacific is a leading group of automotive parts wholesalers operating under the Autoplus and Auto Parts Plus banners in British Columbia.Presented during the Uni-Select Pacific Members

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Aftermarket Complains But Does Little To Address Critcal Issues, Says Study
June 9, 2003 by Auto Service World

“Few industries have talked more about — but then done less about — critically eroding business conditions than the automotive aftermarket,” concludes a recent study by Park City Research (PCR). The report identifies new marketplace and technology dynamics that will

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Corteco Holds Together for Unser Victory
June 9, 2003 by Auto Service World

Gasket manufacturer Corteco celebrated its first IRL victory of the season with Al Unser Jr.Unser Jr., driving the No. 31 Kelley Racing-Corteco entry, posted his first victory of the season, his 3rd IndyCar Series victory and his 34th career victory

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Chicago Rawhide Joins the NAPA 95% Club Again in 2002
June 5, 2003 by Auto Service World

Chicago Rawhide was named to the National Automotive Parts Association’s (NAPA) prestigious 95% Club for its performance as a supplier during 2002. Qualifying for the 95% award is done by consistently meeting the minimum service level of 95% throughout the