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July 3, 2018

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Auto Industry

TechForce: Gap continues to widen between number of postsecondary grads, job openings

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The postsecondary school supply of new entrant vehicle technicians has not kept up with the spike in demand, according to a TechForce Foundation report.

Auto Industry

Toyota recalls 115,000 Lexus vehicles in U.S. for risk of fuel leak

TOYOTA, Japan—Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 115,000 Lexus vehicles in the U.S. to address potential fuel leaks in the engine.

Automotive Service

VIPAR launches product advisory councils in U.S., Canada

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — VIPAR Heavy Duty Inc. has launched product advisory councils for the U.S. and Canada to refine its supplier programs.

Auto Industry

Businesses press Congress to check Trump tariff powers

WASHINGTON — A coalition of more than 270 business groups, including those representing auto makers and suppliers, sent a letter to U.S. senators urging support for legislation that would require congressional approval of tariffs designated for national security reasons.

Commercial Tire Industry

Conti recalling 5,356 Coach HA3 commercial vehicle tires

WASHINGTON — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. is recalling 5,356 Conti Coach HA3 commercial vehicle tires, size 315/80R22.5, because of a manufacturing anomaly that could lead to a loss of internal pressure through the sidewall.

SEMA opens nominations for industry awards

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 SEMA industry awards offered by the Specialty Equipment Market Association is July 13.

Auto Industry

Plugging into a future of driverless vehicles

AKRON — Cars long have been considered a symbol of freedom, and soon that freedom will extend to the driver.

Factory Fixes

Software glitch may be causing Grand Cherokee's rough idle

FCA L.L.C. reports that some 2008-09 Jeep Grand Cherokees with 6.1-liter engines and automatic transmissions may idle roughly on cold startup.

Dan Marinucci

Scan tool perspectives, tips for managers, foremen

Purchasing a new scan tool may be a more-challenging task than many bosses realize. Now, more than ever, a prudent purchaser should establish priorities first and then shop patiently for a product or products that fill those needs.

New Products

JohnDow releases heavy-duty Tire Taxi

OTC introduces 4 fuel injector, fuel pump tools

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