TOWING NEWS – CRM 20#2

TOW THE LINE Four sections of highways in the GTA will become restricted tow zones that allow only a single company to operate within those areas, according to new towing industry rules announced by the Ontario government in late February. The pilot project will run for two years initially, with the potential for one-year extensions […]

RECYCLING NEWS – CRM 20#2

UNITED WE STAND The Automotive Recyclers Association of Canada (ARC) has joined the Your Data. Your Choice campaign as an industry champion, uniting recyclers in the auto industry’s efforts for consumer ownership of vehicle data. The Your Data. Your Choice campaign, fostered by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada), the AutoCare Association and […]

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?! – CRM 20#2

AND THE KITCHEN SINK A Nanaimo man may have better luck with Judy after his demand to the British Columbia Supreme Court for $32 trillion and an audience with Queen Elizabeth fell on deaf ears, following his harrowing bike accident. Tyler Adam Chamberlin filed a civil suit against the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) […]

TECHNOLOGY NEWS – CRM 20#2

LIGHT WORK A partnership between Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International and material and chemical giant DuPont is looking to elaborate on the concept of using adhesives rather than welding to bond vehicle liftgates. Spurred by increasing demand for lighterweight vehicle solutions as electrification spreads, the two companies are currently attempting to simplify the manufacturing […]

INSURANCE NEWS – CRM 20#2

SETTING THE SCORE Nova Scotians with good credit are in for a treat if they drive under Co-operators General Insurance, now that the company has announced that credit scores can now be used as a rating factor for auto insurance, following the regulator’s approval. According to the regulators, this move from Co-operators is likely a […]

OEM NEWS – CRM 20#2

A MANDATORY MOVE BMW Collision Program Manager Jonathan Inzano is reminding collision repairers that pre- and post-scans are no longer an option with today’s modern vehicles. “Before and after any collision repair there must be a pre- and post-scan,” he told a March Guild 21 call.” Inzano noted that pre- and post-scans also bring the […]

Business News – CRM 20#2

LI-CYCLE LISTED Li-Cycle is raising funds for global expansion by going public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in a deal that values the battery recycler at US$1.7 billion. The five-year-old private company has unveiled plans to merge with Peridot Acquisition Corp., an NYSE-listed special acquisition corporation (SPAC). If approved by shareholders in both […]

Industry News – CRM 20#2

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS An active voice in the debate surrounding vehicle data rights, the CAR Coalition, a U.S.-based lobbying group advocating for “Right to Repair” legislation for collision repairers, has released their organization’s Call-to-Action. The CAR Coalition released a video where they outlined their call on government to draft consumer-minded legislation that aligns with […]