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Centric Parts received the Outstanding Shipping Performance award from the Alliance.
CDS, the makers of the asTech scanning diagnostic device, announced the addition of Denise Caspersen and Jose Jacob to the offices of project manager and senior recruiter, respectively. Caspersen, formerly with National Autobody Parts Warehouse, Inc. and ASA, has experience working on automotive...
Sacramento, Calif.—The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) reported that while statewide new vehicle registration growth slowed during the third quarter of 2016, sales should remain at, or near, historically high levels for the next several years. This long-term market strength is due to...
Los Angeles—Steven Szakaly, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, predicts sales of 17.1 million new cars and light trucks in 2017. “We are headed toward a stable market for U.S. auto sales, not a growing market,” Szakaly said. “The industry has achieved record sales, and...
Ira Davis (left), of Import Vehicle Community, presents Bob Cushing, of Advance Auto Parts, with its Hall of Fame award.
NATIONAL Bob Cushing, executive vice president at Advance Auto Parts, received the Import Vehicle Community Hall of Fame award at AAPEX Show. The Import Vehicle Community, a segment community of the Auto Care Association, honored Cushing for his strong leadership, integrity and decades of...
The PRO-LOGIX 2A x 4 Channel Battery Maintenance Station
Charge up to four different batteries with one charger Lenexa, Kan.—The new PRO-LOGIX 2A x 4 Channel Battery Maintenance Station from SOLAR (PL4020) utilizes advanced microprocessor-controlled logic to optimally charge up to four batteries at once. Each channel is fully independent so any...
Nathan H. Shipley discusses 2016 data and NPD’s projections for 2017.
Las Vegas—Last year brought a decline in retail prices in the industry and saw a roughly 3-percent increase in miles driven for 12 months straight. Those trends point to an overall decline in automotive retail sales in 2017 and a slowdown in miles driven, said Nathan H. Shipley, director and...
Equipped with a roll cage and other safety equipment for desert racing by Foutz Motorsports, this 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab is powered by a 3.5-L EcoBoost high-output V-6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. (Photos by Jay Sicht)
Las Vegas—The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors, the SEMA Award winners are the Ford Mustang as the Hottest Coupe, the Dodge Charger as the Hottest Sedan, the Ford Focus as the Hottest Hatch, the...
2016 marked the 50th year of the SEMA Show. (Photos by Jay Sicht)
Photos from the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas features attendees and worldwide array of vendors during the 50th addition.
AASA’s Bill Long says there is an estimated $67 billion in unperformed or deferred maintenance.
Las Vegas—The automotive aftermarket continues to show steady growth in the face of drastic and dramatically changing technologies, said Bill Long, president and COO of AASA, during a media briefing prior to AAPEX in Las Vegas. “We are no longer a parts and service industry — we’re a hi-tech...
ATMC announced the winners of the 2016 ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards.
NATIONAL The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has announced the winners of the 2016 ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards, naming the submission by KPA as the Grand Award winner with awards also going to the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and NAPA Auto Parts...

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