3 All-Electric Truck Companies to Watch

3 All-Electric Truck Companies to Watch

Could electric power be the future of the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry in North America? Check out a few of the automotive manufacturers leading the charge on electric trucks.


5 Ways the Boating Industry Is Making Waves

5 Ways the Boating Industry Is Making Waves

The recreational boating market has largely rebounded following a few stormy years post-Great Recession. Check out these 5 trends that have spurred the industry to renewed growth.

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

US Industrial Rubber Recycling: Past, Present, and Future

US Industrial Rubber Recycling:  Past, Present, and Future

The rise of eco-friendly initiatives has led to an increase in industrial products composed partly or entirely of recycled rubber, particularly in states with tire recycling requirements. Find out why manufacturers of these products have reasons to be optimistic about future growth, and which mitigating factors could impact this outlook.


Electric Vehicles Poised to Shock Automotive Lubricants Industry in Long Term

Electric Vehicles Poised to Shock Automotive Lubricants Industry in Long Term

Government-led programs aimed at incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles could mean slippery conditions ahead for automotive lubricant manufacturers worldwide. Find out which countries are leading the charge toward electric vehicle adoption, and what surprising perks they're offering.

  Automotive & Transport      Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Why Do North America’s Sunroofs Keep Exploding?

Why Do North America’s Sunroofs Keep Exploding?

Sunroofs are booming in popularity throughout North America. However, as some unlucky drivers have discovered, this fun feature may come with dangerous cost.


Back Up! Rear-view Cameras Mandated on New Light Vehicles in US & Canada

Back Up! Rear-view Cameras Mandated on New Light Vehicles in US & Canada

Once considered a luxury feature, backup cameras are now a mandatory feature of all new light passenger vehicles in the US and Canada. Find out why this technology is considered necessary going forward, and what impact new regulations will have on aftermarket installations.


Harley-Davidson: The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Harley-Davidson:  The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

In recent years, Harley-Davidson has seen sales struggles, stock downgrades, and loss of market share in part due to slow economic recovery and a perceived decline in interest among millennials. Find out why one analyst believes these challenges are temporary, and what he thinks the company will do to overcome them.


Automotive Filter Replacement: National and Cultural Differences

Automotive Filter Replacement: National and Cultural Differences

Automotive maintenance practices vary significantly among the US, Canada, and Mexico. Find out how this impacts the automotive filters market.


Asbestos in Brake Pads: What the Average Consumer Might Not Realize

Asbestos in Brake Pads: What the Average Consumer Might Not Realize

Asbestos, a known human carcinogen, is banned in most, but not all applications in the US. One exception is automotive brake components, where asbestos-containing parts remain available, posting a danger to automotive mechanics. After decades of debate, new laws may finally eliminate asbestos-containing brake components.


January’s Gasolinazo Impacts Mexican Automotive Aftermarket

January’s Gasolinazo Impacts Mexican Automotive Aftermarket

On January 1, 2017, Mexican consumers were faced with a gasolinazo, a hike in gasoline and diesel prices of up to 20% as the Mexican government rolled back its subsidy on fuel prices. This shift could have rippling impacts through the many other transportation markets, including the automotive aftermarket.