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The three letters in the logo are grouped in a geometric configuration inspired by the essential shapes used in automobile design: the F, derived from a square, symbolizes concreteness and solidity; the C, derived from a circle, representing wheels and movement, symbolizes harmony and continuity; and finally, the A, derived from a triangle, indicates energy and a perennial state of evolution.
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Fiat and Chrysler Adopt a New Logo
January 29, 2014 by Auto Service World

Following an initial phase with the two corporate logos appearing side-by-side – symbolizing the desire to respect the history, culture and industrial roots of the two groups – both Fiat and Chrysler now require a new corporate identity representative of

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Chrysler Group Reports Full-Year 2013 Net Income of $2.8 Billion
January 29, 2014 by Auto Service World

Chrysler Group LLC has reported preliminary full-year and fourth-quarter 2013 results. Full-year net income, including the net favorable effects of infrequent items, was $2.8 billion, up from net income of $1.7 billion a year earlier. Infrequent items for 2013 included a non-cash

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), the Association of Global Automakers (Global), the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), and the Coalition for Automotive Repair Equality (CARE) have announced their collective acceptance of a national agreement to ensure consumer choice in post-warranty auto repair, decisively ending the longstanding "Right to Repair" debate within the industry. In Canada, the legislative route was abandoned several years ago in favour of the voluntary Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS).
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U.S. Aftermarket Calls End to Right To Repair Battle
January 22, 2014 by Auto Service World

Key U.S. aftermarket auto parts and automaker industry associations and their membership have reached an agreement that will effectively see the end of the state-by-state fight for so-called Right to Repair legislation in favour of a national voluntary agreement. The Alliance

The all-new 2014 Mazda3 compact car was named the winner of the fifth annual 'Best of the Best' award by The Canadian Automotive Jury (CAJ), beating out the two other finalists: the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Jaguar F-Type.
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Mazda3 Wins 2014 ‘Best of the Best’ Award From Canadian Automotive Jury
January 16, 2014 by Auto Service World

The all-new 2014 Mazda3 compact car was named the winner of the fifth annual ‘Best of the Best’ award by The Canadian Automotive Jury (CAJ), beating out the two other finalists: the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Jaguar F-Type. The CAJ’s

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year.
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Chevrolet Sweeps 2014 NACTOY Awards
January 13, 2014 by Auto Service World

 The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year.    It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Silverado was last named Truck of the Year in

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Mazda To Delay SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Launch In North America
January 10, 2014 by Auto Service World

Mazda Canada Inc. has announced that the launch of its SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine in North America is being further delayed from its Spring 2014 announced debut timing. While Mazda understands its SKYACTIV-D can meet emission regulation requirements without the

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Bob Lutz to Speak at VIA Motors Press Conference at the Detroit Auto Show
January 10, 2014 by Auto Service World

VIA Motors announced today that auto-legend and father of the Chevy Volt, Bob Lutz, will speak at the VIA Motors press conference on the main floor of the North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) January 14th, 2014 at 1:25p. Bob Lutz is a

Jeff Landriault, Vast Auto Distribution business development manager for the Ottawa Region and surrounding area.
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Vast Auto Distribution Appoints Ottawa Region BDM
December 4, 2013 by Auto Service World

Vast Auto Distribution vice president of business development Jack Brooks has announced the hiring of Jeff Landriault as business development manager for the Ottawa Region and surrounding areas. Vandriault has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for over 20 years

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Volvo: Cars Should Not Crash
December 2, 2013 by Auto Service World

Volvo—historically known as the makers of the “square but safe”–says that autonomous driving technology is key to its vision to eliminate deaths and serious injuries for anyone riding in a Volvo by 2020. Simply put, Volvo’s vision is that cars

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A MAN OF ACTION: ALAIN JACQUES
December 1, 2013 by Steve Pawlett

2013 Jobber News Counterperson of the Year

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Aftermarket Trends: Identifying Future Growth Opportunities
December 1, 2013 by Steve Pawlett

Double-digit growth in light vehicle sales, the continued rise in average vehicle age, plus the globalization of OEM platforms and technology-driven advancements in vehicle designs are creating new aftermarket growth opportunities for jobbers, according to a recent report by R.L.

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COMMENT: TWO-FOUR
December 1, 2013 by Andrew Ross

This year, October 21 to be exact, I marked my 24th year with Jobber News. And, while many focus on 25 years as a milestone to celebrate, for me the number 24 has a certain symmetry to it that bears