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2018 Federated-KOI Cavalcade of Customs features service tech, body shop training
The annual KOI Auto Parts-Federated Cavalcade of Customs has become one of the nation’s top training expos for professional service technicians. Scheduled for Jan. 5-7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, it is the 58th annual Cavalcade show. Read more.
Bosch, ASA partner for advanced collision & diagnostic training webinar series
ASA and Bosch will collaborate on a new diagnostics training series in 2018, covering major repair topics facing collision and mechanical shops. The series will cover diagnostic tool selection, pre/post scanning, module reprogramming, advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) recalibration and more. Learn the details here.
Program Distribution Groups report 2017 progress, achievements
To better serve its customers, the entire professional network at Advance – including Advance Professional, Carquest, Worldpac and Autopart International – was brought under the common leadership of Bob Cushing, executive VP, Professional at Advance. Under his leadership, the professional enterprise has implemented programs to offer shops more access to the parts, services and solutions they need to grow their business. Read more.
Autonomous vehicle sales to surpass 33 million annually in 2040, IHS Markit says
More than 33 million autonomous vehicles will be sold globally in 2040, a substantial increase from the 51,000 units forecast for the first year of significant volume in 2021, according to the latest autonomous vehicle sales forecast from business information provider IHS Markit.
Monster announces new 7-drawer assembled shop cart
Monster is constantly expanding the tool cart line, providing several different options for each of your needs. The new 7 drawer, fully assembled cart comes in three different colors (part no. MST3507XG) green with black trim, (part no. MST3507XMB) matte black, (part no. MST3507XTG) textured gray. These professional carts are designed with a large 15.6" tall top storage compartment providing more space, gas struts for stability and a locking mechanism to keep your tools secure. The drawers are latching and have PVC liners to keep tools in place. Each 5" heavy duty caster provides smooth mobility. Designed with bumpers to give extra protection in case of contact with painted surfaces. Contact your local mobile tool distributor.
Feature and Benefits:
- 500 lbs. capacity
- Protective bumpers on all corners
- 4 Large 5” swivel casters
- 7 drawers and locking 15.6” tall top storage compartment with gas struts
Original One Parts announces 2018 Lunch & Learn schedule
Original One Parts is opening up its doors to host a series of Lunch + Learn events at its headquarters in St. Louis, MO. Each event includes a tour and free lunch. Original One Parts will have 20-minute intervals of tours between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to give each tour group the opportunity to have questions answered along the way. The tour will give attendees a first-hand look at how Original One Parts harvests a non-certified salvage part and meticulously tests and certifies every aspect of form, fit and function of a like-new OEM part. Before or after the tour free lunch will be available in the lounge. Original One Part's Collision Consultants will be available to field any questions or concerns.
To learn more and sign up for these events, click here.
1Collision Network presents Smart Performance Solutions 2018
The Smart Performance Solutions 2018 & Beyond Conference will be held Jan. 19 at the Palm Springs Hilton Hotel, in Palm Springs Calif., immediately following the Thursday, Jan. 18 Collision Industry Conference (CIC).
The Smart Performance Solutions Conference will feature presentations highlighting "smart" performance solutions including OE certification strategies, the diagnostic and analytic profit center, advanced material construction, claims technology and the connected car, insurer relationships and business leadership principles as the industry evolves.
Sales of new vehicles will slow while miles traveled will soar, IHS Markit says
The automotive future will be different – though with some noticeable similarities – as the convergence of disruptive technologies, government policies and new business models usher in a new era of multidimensional competition, says a new major research initiative by IHS Markit, a leader in information, analytics and solutions. Learn more.