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Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, offers insights on diesel's place in the U.S. autmotive market.
September 10, 2018 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, American automotive executives reaffirmed their commitment to Diesel technology, as new statistics about the future of the U.S. automotive Diesel market came to light. At an event hosted by the Washington Automotive Press Association, executives from...
Karl Rove joins the speaker lineup at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas to discuss President Donald Trump’s imposed and proposed tariffs, as well as how tariffs potentially levied by foreign countries may impact U.S. businesses.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sept. 5, 2018 – Karl Rove, a political strategist best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day, will speak at AAPEX 2018 during the grand opening keynote session, “Breakfast with John King and Karl Rove: How Trade and the Elections...
The aftermarket industry hasn’t faced so many issues that represent both headwinds and tailwinds – at the same time and from the same source, says Chris Gardner, vice president, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) in a recent blog post. Technology such as e-tailing and telematics is...
Portland, Ore.—According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, “Electric Vehicle Market by Type and Vehicle Type: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025,” the global electric vehicle market was valued at $118.864.5 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $567,...
Poway, Calif.—Mitchell 1 has announced a new format for its Manager SE shop management software workshop that will make the training more accessible and convenient for more users to attend. Starting in the fall 2018, Mitchell 1 will offer a series of free online webinars covering the most popular...
Atlanta—General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division announced the launch of the GM Collision Repair Network at NACE Automechanika Atlanta, a trade show dedicated to the automotive collision industry. The network is designed to help drive customer safety, customer satisfaction and strong...
Recent market intelligence reveals that the trends affecting the fleet are profoundly affecting how the auto care industry does business, says Behzad Rassuli, SVP, Strategic Development, Auto Care Association, in a recent blog post. The following are six key trends he said are impacting the...
NAPA Echlin Diesel offers exclusive new injectors from the original equipment supplier for several popular applications.
Long Island City, N.Y.—If you drop a wrench under the hood of a modern car or light truck, you’re lucky if it hits the ground. Aerodynamics, safety enhancements, and added accessories including emissions controls mean engine compartments are increasingly crowded, and once-simple repairs are now...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—Industry sales for the specialty-equipment market, including the pickup segment, continues to grow. In 2017, industry sales reached a new apex of $43 billion with overall sales increasing 4 percent, which continues a multi-year trend, stated Gavin Knapp, SEMA’s director of...
Wheat Ridge, CO, August 29,2018 -- The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announces the mid-October release of Secure Data Release Model 2.0. The new application is designed to dramatically streamline Vehicle Security Credential applications and renewals from the current 10-20 days down...

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