Safety Strategy: Solera acquires eDriving, a software aimed fleet safety

Westlake, Texas — Solera has acquired eDriving, a software aimed to help to improve driver behaviour through risk assessment and safety solutions in commercial fleets. eDriving is a phone app that helps organizations globally improve road safety by reducing injuries, license violations, and carbon emissions. The app analyzes the actions of the driver and provides […]

Twenty Years Strong: Symach celebrates special anniversary

Toronto, Ontario — Symach, an equipment manufacturer for the collision repair industry recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. “Half a life with passion accompanying worldwide bodyshops to enhance productivity and efficiency,” said Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO and Founder of Symach in a release. Symach’s story began in Bologna, Italy in 2001, when Bergaglio began to build a […]

A WRECKLESS WORLD

Your job is safe in the crash-free future BY ALLISON ROGERS What does a collision-free future look like for the autobody repair industry? At the idea of such a reality, many would imagine the collapse of the sector; no collisions mean no cars to repair. But that’s where you’d be wrong. Honda recently made the […]

Fraser Valley Friendliness: B.C. auto glass shop thanks community for support

Fraser Valley, B.C. — For nearly 50 years, Abstract Auto & Window Glass has serviced Fraser Valley and the surrounding communities with nearly every type of auto glass or window-related need. The Mitchell family who continues to own and operate the business wish to thank their loyal customers for their relentless support over the past […]

TOWING NEWS

TOW-TAL CONTROL The Ontario government is looking to introduce legislation that seeks to “strengthen the province’s oversight of the towing sector,” along with measures to protect vulnerable road users and increase penalties for those engaging in high-risk driving behaviours. Through the newly introduced Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021, the Ontario government has […]

RECYCLING NEWS

BRIGHTER DAYS The resilience of the global recycling industry was showcased at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) annual conference and exposition stage as organization President Robin Wiener said U.S. recycling industry output is up 6.4 percent from pre-pandemic levels. “As the industry gathers virtually for our ISRI 2021 annual convention this year, we […]

Take The Throne

Wally Dingman steps down as ARC chairman, Dalbert Livingstone to step into role BY ALLISON ROGERS The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) recently announced its 10-years-standing Chairman Wally Dingman of Niagara- on-the-Lake, Ontario’s Caughill Auto Wreckers of will be stepping down from his position. Dalbert Livingstone of Island Auto Supply in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

TOUGH BREAK, B’Y Pandemic lockdowns and the drop off in auto collisions that followed unfortunately won’t earn Newfoundlanders any cheaper rates for auto insurance and may actually see the province’s drivers paying more than they did pre-pandemic. Research by HelloSafe found that price quotes in Atlantic Canada increased by 13 percent in the first quarter […]