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Canadians See Tired Truckers and Tired Trucks as a Hazard
May 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

Although only 41% of Canadians view the number of trucks on the road as a hazard, 70% believe that truck drivers who are tired as a result of long hours of driving are a serious problem, the same number who

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Prolab on Track for Profitability in Lubricant Business
May 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Prolab reports that its lubricant business will make a profit this year, after reducing overhead and operating costs and expanding distribution agreements.At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held today in Montreal, Jean-Guy Grenier, chairman of the board, president and

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Remanufacturing Association Unveils Internet Community
May 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) has unveiled the first facet of its Internet community, RemanCentral.comAssociation president Bill Gager announced the first stage of operation for the Internet site, the Message Boards for the automotive and truck parts remanufacturing community.The

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U.S. News: AutoZone Reports Double Digit Increase in Sales
May 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

AutoZone, Inc., has reported sales of $1.225 billion U.S. for its third quarter, an increase of 11% from fiscal 2001, excluding the sales of the TruckPro subsidiary which was sold in December. Same store sales, or sales for domestic auto

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Montreal Auto Show Announces New Venue
May 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Montreal Auto Show, which had suffered since the roof collapsed on the Olympic Stadium, has announced it is moving to the refurbished Palais des Congres.The show will be held from November 22 to December 1, 2002. “After consulting the

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Former U.S. President Bush to Speak at Autobody Conference
May 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Honorable George Bush, 41st President of the United States, will deliver the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) 2002 keynote address this December.Bush was elected to the U.S. presidency in November 1988 and served until January 1993. Since leaving

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Huge Untapped Aftermarket There for the Taking, says AutoZone President
May 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

When AutoZone talks, the automotive aftermarket listens. And what Steve Odland, president of the U.S. parts chain said had them buzzing at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium.There is some $60 billion U.S. of unperformed maintenance in the U.S.–an estimate from

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Training in the Aftermarket Will Require a Multitude of Approaches
May 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

The challenge of training is critical to the continued success of the aftermarket, but how to improve participation is an elusive challenge all its own.According to a panel at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, technical and business management training needs

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Don’t Blame Canada for U.S. Trade Deficit, says Globalization Guru
May 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Don’t blame Canada, noted economist and globalization proponent Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig told the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. If the U.S. has a deficit, it’s the fault of a policy that has kept the U.S. dollar strong, he told more than

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UAP Inc. to close Toronto and London Distribution Centers, Open Cambridge Facility
May 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

UAP Inc. has announced that it will be closing its distribution centers in Toronto and London, Ont., in December and moving operations into a new Cambridge facility.The company says that there will be approximately 100 jobs at the Cambridge facility,

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Federal-Mogul to Sell Some of Its Camshaft Operations
May 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has signed a letter of intent to sell certain United States camshaft operations to ASIMCO.The sale to ASIMCO, an automotive components manufacturing company based in Beijing, China, for $25.7 million U.S. will also allow Federal-Mogul to retain the

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CarParts Technologies Acquires Network E-Commerce Company
May 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

CarParts Technologies Inc., a provider of e-commerce software for the automotive aftermarket, has acquired the assets and property of OpenWebs Corp.The acquisition provides CarParts Technologies with the opportunity to revolutionize supply-chain management for the $20 billion tire segment of the