A Message from TravelCenters of America Inc.

TA and Petro Stopping Centers Are Open and Remain Committed to Serving Drivers across the U.S. as the COVID-19 Situation Continues to Evolve TA is Experiencing Elevated Year-Over-Year Diesel Fuel Sales Volumes Thus Far in March WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jonathan M. Pertchik, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA), today […]

Facedrive Acquires HiRide In Strategic Bid To Further Global Expansion Plans

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FDGiveback—Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), the first Canadian peer-to-peer, eco-friendly and socially responsible ride-sharing network, has entered into a Share Exchange Agreement to acquire 100% of HiRide Share Ltd (“HiRide”), a socially responsible ride-sharing and car-pooling app which shares Facedrive’s “people and planet first” principles. This is a strategic acquisition that will give Facedrive […]

Essential Services Only: Collision repair organizations rally for auto repair as essential service amid virus

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Organizations and provincial governments across the country are banding together to protect the operational status of auto repair facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Prince Edward Island’s government asked non-essential businesses to close after two coronavirus cases were confirmed in the province, adding that facilities such as grocery stores, pharmacies, gas […]

EV/AV Report: March 23, 2020

Funding for French Canadian fleets Earth Day Canada and Quebec’s minister of Transport Chantal Rouleau recently revealed a program that makes it easier for fleet companies to transition to electric vehicles. Through the Transition Wow program, Earth Day Canada and the Quebec government said it will offer support for fleet managers that take part in […]

Refinisher Recognition: PPG honours Colours, Inc., with automotive refinish Platinum Distributor of the Year award

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— PPG has named Colours, Inc., its automotive refinish 2019 Platinum Distributor of the Year.  The annual award honours the distributor that demonstrates outstanding performance, loyalty, product knowledge, and customer service and support. John Parran, PPG director, Platinum Distributor program, U.S. and Canada, recently presented the award to Colours at the annual PPG […]

Sharing is Caring: Swapalease.com’s Scot Hall on car-sharing

By Scot Hall, Executive President, Operations at Swapalease.com  Automotive Mobility-as-a-Service and other new forms of transportation such as ridesharing continue to captivate consumer audiences and intrigue the greater automotive industry.  Executives are taking the idea of mobility seriously and figuring out how to not only coexist with mobility/subscription programs, but they’re pondering programs of their […]

Postponed by Pandemic: A full list of coronavirus event cancellations

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on industry events scheduled for the coming weeks, prompting cancellations and postponed dates for conferences, trade shows and general meetings across the continent. Check below for a full list of updated industry event cancellations, along with postponed dates: Northeast Tradeshow The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New […]