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Jasper, Ind.—Jasper Engines & Transmissions and Elite have partnered to provide shop owners with ethics-based sales, marketing, recruiting and shop management training to help them build more successful auto repair businesses. Over the last few years Jasper has sponsored several of Elite’s High...
Detroit—As more Americans choose to drive bigger SUVs and pickups, the demand for diesel engines strengthens due to the technology’s reliability, fuel efficiency and lower cost of ownership. In 2018, even as overall automobile sales in the U.S. were up by only 0.5 percent according to Wards, 50,000...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, Feb. 19, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has opened online registration for its 2019 Annual Business Meeting & Conference. The event will be held April 30-May 2 in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas community of Hurst. All ASA members are invited to attend...
Washington D.C.—Some Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been available for nearly 30 years, however, they have only become more commonplace in the last several years, such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance. Since those features now come standard on many new...
FCA to Expand Production Capacity in Michigan to Grow Core Brands, Electrify Jeep Vehicles; $4.5 Billion to Build New Assembly Plant in Detroit and Add Production at Five Existing Michigan Facilities, Creating Nearly 6,500 Jobs Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. confirmed today plans to invest a total...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feb. 26, 2019 – The rapid changes and transformation taking place in the $1 trillion high-tech global automotive aftermarket industry will be in the spotlight at AAPEX 2019 as attendees experience new product introductions, advanced training, and current and futuristic technology...
Alexandria, VA (February 18, 2018) –  American International Automobile Dealers Association President and CEO Cody Lusk today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Commerce's 232 investigation into whether imported autos and auto parts represent a national security threat...
MEMA is alarmed and dismayed that the Department of Commerce’s report on Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts will not be made public immediately. It is critical that our industry have the opportunity to review the recommendations and advise the White House on how proposed...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the leading trade association focused on advancing the fast-changing mobility industry, has named William (Bill) Long as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Long was selected by the MEMA Board...
Some Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been available for nearly 30 years, however, they have only become more commonplace in the last several years, like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance. Since these features now come standard on many new vehicles, it is...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.