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 […]


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 […]

Can you believe this?!

NIGHT RIDER A man from Milton Ontario got quite the surprise in March after dropping his 2018 Nissan Altima off for service at a local dealership. Frank Statti dropped his car off for repair and thought nothing of it. While the vehicle was in for repair Statti checked his insurance company’s monitoring app and found […]

Business News

FIVE ALIVE CSN Collision Centres signed five new locations in April. The additions come as CSN looks to solidify itself as the preferred option for independent and banner repairers who are interested in joining a network to secure their future in the increasingly competitive collision industry, says the network. CSN Collision centres added in April […]

Technology News

WELDING THE WAY CSN Owen Sound (VR) has just expanded its toolkit to include the VAS6755A welding system.The facility is the first shop in Canada to acquire the automatic spot welding system, which comes equipped with features thickness, a telescopic arm that adjusts both vertically and horizontally, and a lightweight ergo grip the gun with […]

Insurance News

A MASS-IVE STATEMENT The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts (AASP-MA) has issued a statement confirming it will represent both direct repair program (DRP) and non-DRP shops, while simultaneously calling DRP conditions a “detriment to [the] industry” in its position statement. “AASP-MA is a pro-consumer association representing all collision repairers and mechanical repair shops, […]

Industry Insights

DOUBLE WHAMMY A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has more than doubled a fine imposed on a former auto body shop owner, who pleaded guilty to workplace safety violations that contributed to the death of an employee. The court announced the decision saying the sentence for one of the violations was “demonstrably unfit.” On June […]