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Pursuing Automotive Training? 4 Reasons Drivers Should Use Winter Tires

November 2, 2016

  Black ice, snow, and slush can create hazardous conditions for drivers during the notorious Canadian winter months. So much so that provinces like Quebec and British Columbia have introduced laws making the use of winter tires mandatory during the winter. This isn’t without good reason. When Quebec passed its law, winter tire usage rose

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Fleet Maintenance: A Possible Career Path After Transport Operations Training

February 25, 2016

The primary goal of any transportation and trucking company is to ensure freight is delivered on time. In order to deliver goods, a company’s fleet of trucks must be fully operational so that the risk of delays caused faulty engine parts or a vehicle breakdown is substantially reduced. Fleet maintenance professionals are the ones responsible

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All About the 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Pickup

August 6, 2015

General Motors has announced that it will be offering its clients the option of a turbodiesel four-cylinder engine in its 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models. The trucks are expected to go on sale later this year. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have their own advantages. And while a gasoline engine is the standard

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Top 4 Skills of a Good Automotive Service Technician

July 30, 2015

When your car breaks down on the way to work, you rely on an automotive service technician to diagnose and repair the problem as quickly as possible. Having a broken car is a major inconvenience, and so is having to bring it into a garage to be repaired. That’s why garages only hire the most

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Toyota Introduces New Ultimate Utility Vehicle and More

July 23, 2015

Toyota built an Ultimate Utility Vehicle (UUV) to put on display at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) conference. The UUV looks like a combination of a Sienna minivan, a Tacoma pickup truck, and what can only be described as a polished version of a vehicle featured in Mad Max. Auto-lovers might be excited

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2016 Ford Escape to be Equipped with an All-New Sync 3 System

June 11, 2015

Auto lovers might remember when Ford unveiled its new Sync 3 infotainment system late last year. Well, the auto manufacturer has recently announced that it will finally be launching this new technology within a select few of its 2016 models—including the Ford Escape. What this means is that the automaker will finally have to say

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Dodge Reintroduces Street-Legal Race Car For 2016!

May 21, 2015

Last week, Dodge announced that it will be producing a 2016 Viper ACR, bringing back a fan favorite in an effort to keep the Viper name alive after some disappointing sales numbers in recent years. The American brand that’s been around since 1900 last offered a Viper ACR (short for American Club Racer) model in

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Quigley Turning Family Vans into Off-Roaders

May 14, 2015

Auto repair shops and motor businesses are quite often a family business, passed down from generation to generation, leaving a lasting legacy of quality service. The wildly varied and somewhat eclectic Quigley Motor Company of Manchester, Pennsylvania is a 3rd generation family-owned business that specializes in a product you may not have even thought of

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What is the Future of Trucking Equipment? CTA Launches a National Consultation Workshop

April 23, 2015

This June, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be putting a new rule in place regarding greenhouse gas regulations for heavy trucks. Environment Canada is expected to follow the EPA’s lead, requiring that suppliers of heavy trucks, along with engines and trailer manufacturers, sell technologies to their customers that will measure their levels of

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Top 4 Trucking Movies of All Time

April 9, 2015

While studying at an automotive training center for a career as a mechanic or dispatcher, you may occasionally want to take a break from all your hard work and relax with a movie. Why not opt for a film set in the world you hope to work in, around the machines you hope to work

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