Winter Is Coming: Are Canadians skilled winter drivers?

Toronto, Ontario — 2020 has been a very unexpected year, and many Canadians are feeling the woes of 2020 even more as we enter the winter months. Belairdirect, a Canadian company that offers car and home insurance, surveyed between Sept. 17 to 22, 2020, and discovered that only 45 percent of drivers feel prepared for […]

Home Sweet Hyundai: Canadian customers can now book at-home drive tests

Markham, Ontario — No one wants to buy a new car without test driving it first, but during this pandemic, human-to-human contact is not preferred. As a result, Hyundai Canada is now offering customers at-home or at-work test drives to keep contact during the pandemic to a minimum. By using the Hyundai At-Home Test Drive […]

More Takata Troubles: Recall issued for 7 million GM pickups and SUVs

Toronto, Ontario — General Motors (GM) will recall roughly seven million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace a possible disastrous accident due to their faulty Takata ait bag inflators. The Monday announcement came after the U.S. government told GM it had to recall six million of its vehicles in the U.S. GM spokesperson […]

Free Forums: CCIF hosting free webinar series

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has announced a webinar series that will discuss modern repair techniques and Mitchell’s cloud-based estimating software in detail on Dec. 2, 2020. The webinar series will consist of two one-hour webinars with an hour break slotted between noon and 1 p.m. You can choose to attend […]

Beaming at BASF: Company named one of Canada’s top employers for 2021

Mississauga, Ontario — BASF Canada has been recognized by Mediacorp as one of Canada’s top employers for the seventh consecutive year. This year, the ranking considered how corporations supported employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our employees are key to the successful implementation of BASF’s strategy. We are convinced of the value of creating […]

Plan with Progi: Charles Aubry details seven steps for improving internal ecosystem

Trois-Rivières, Quebec — Running a collision centre can be challenging—but ProgiPlanning has a solution. The first speaker at CCIF’s Virtual Experience was Charles Aubry, account manager at Progi. ProgiPlanning is not a managment software, it is a state of mind. It is a program designed to help with capacity planning within the collision repaire industry. […]

Cyber Awareness: Mike Anderson and David Willet to present during October CIECAST

Toronto, Ontario — Join Mike Anderson, owner of Collision Advice and David Willett, underwriting value-creating executive at ProSight Specialty Insurance, for a one-hour CIECAST webinar discussing cybersecurity and how to prepare for the future. Since October is National Cyber Security Month, CIECA has prepared a one-hour live presentation on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. CST […]

Proactive amid Pandemic: CSN Lou’s participates in bi-weekly staff COVID testing

Calgary, Alberta ⁠— Collision repairers have been largely affected due to the lack of vehicle traffic on the roads; and with schools starting up and many parents heading back to work, staff at CSN Lou’s and Steven Dupont, Owner of CSN Lou’s, have decided to participate in bi-weekly COVID testing. “The idea of doing testing […]

Preemptive Protocols: FCA Canada prepares precautionary measures for reopen

Windsor, Ontario ⁠— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada has taken more physical steps toward restarting production in Ontario⁠. The company’s Windsor, Ont. site has taken physical steps toward restarting production in Ontario by erecting medical tents in its parking lots and posting large COVID-19 signage on its gates. Employees arriving for their shifts are to […]