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A Day in the Life of a Transport Operations Specialist

April 17, 2014

Transport operations specialists help keep the wheels of business running smoothly. They areemployed by transport companies to plan, direct and coordinate operations. Excellent organizational and problem solving abilities are essential for this job, as it incorporates administrative, managerial and logistical skills. A transport operations specialist is often responsible for other people’s safety and well-being and

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Repair Challenges for Hybrid Vehicles

April 10, 2014

Since their introduction to the market several years ago, electric and hybrid cars have been under hard scrutiny. Critics feared the cars would be costly and problematic at the level of parts and maintenance, but so far, these fears have proven unfounded. Air filters, for example, need to be changed at roughly the same rate as a

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Emerging Wheel Technologies

April 3, 2014

When Robert Thomson invented the pneumatic tire a century and a half ago, he also came up with several other ideas to soften the ride and reduce the power required to propel the carriages of his day. One involved filling what he called his “aerial wheel” with sponges, springs or horsehair to avoid flats caused

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Top 5 Affordable Cars (That Will Make You Look Rich)

March 27, 2014

In the automotive world, looks are everything. Try as we might to deny that we care so much about appearances, driving around an old, beat-up car gives a much different impression than a shiny, sleek new car. However, surprisingly enough, you don’t have to go into piles of debt to afford a lavish looking automobile

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Canadian 1964 Buick Riviera Custom Wins 2014 Ridler Award

March 20, 2014

A 1964 Buick Rivera built by J.F. Launier, owner of a custom car business in Osoyoos, British Columbia, has won the coveted Ridler Award at this year’s Detroit Autorama custom car show, one of the biggest prizes in the car world. The vehicle, named Rivision, is a ‘64 Buick Riviera modified to resemble the 1970’s version of

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Spring Tune-up Tips

March 13, 2014

The smell of spring is in the air! With winter fading quickly from memory, many of us are starting to plan ahead for long trips and dream vacations. Before hitting the road and leaving town, it’s important to remember that the winter wasn’t easy on your vehicle. You should perform a full inspection, to make

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Career Opportunities for an Automotive Business Manager

March 6, 2014

The automotive industry is projected to reach a value of $5.1 trillion by 2015. It employs millions worldwide, in roles ranging from manufacturing to sales. So where do you fit in this growth? If you have personality, drive, a passion for customer service and would love to tackle the challenge of steering an automotive dealership

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Career Spotlight: Refinishing Prep Technician

February 27, 2014

In the world of automotive careers, there are a variety of options when it comes to choosing a specialization. Even within specializations, there’s room to carve out a niche and get really specific. For example, if you take an auto mechanic course, you might specialize in repairing diesel engines. Or if you take one of

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Winter Vehicle Maintenance Tips

February 20, 2014

Keeping your vehicle running smoothly in the winter can not only be a chore, but can sometimes get to be too much to handle. Not to mention Canadian winters are particularly harsh and unforgiving, meaning that you’ll have to work extra hard to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. However, there are some simple things

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3 Top Career Opportunities for an Automotive Technician

February 13, 2014

If you are looking for a stable career that offers plenty of room for advancement, the automotive industry is a great place to start. Vehicles are a necessary part of daily life, and in many countries the automotive industry is already one of the largest industrial employers. According to the International Energy Agency the worldwide

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