Tow the Line: Ontario announces new tow industry rules

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— 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 Tuesday. The pilot project will run for two years initially, with the potential for one-year extensions after that […]

Tuesday Ticker: March 2, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this week’s Tuesday ticker, a recent report indicates a consumer switch to private transportation, even pre-pandemic; Quebec-based HGreg auto group joins the cryptocurrency frenzy and  Boyd Group preps for its 2020 Q4 results call. Passengers say, ‘Ta-ta, TTC’ A new report calculates that millions of Toronto transit riders dropped their TTC […]

Taking in Tech: Confidence in ADAS climbs for American drivers 

Heathrow, Florida ⁠— American drivers welcome advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features like advanced braking and lane assistance, though their confidence in autonomous driving still wavers. A survey conducted by AAA in the United States showed that more than half (58 percent) of drivers want to see ADAS in their next vehicle, and 80 percent […]

Peaks and Valleys: Desrosiers report shows sales volume varies province-by-province

Toronto, Ontario – How’s your 2021 going so far? Well according to the latest report from Desrosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. (DAC), that may depend on what province you live in, as sales numbers for the light vehicle market are scattered across the board in Canada, with figures ranging drastically from province-to-province. With the experience of […]

Calling the Movers and Shakers: AIA Canada seeks Young Leader of the Year nominations

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is seeking nominations for its Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee’s Young Leader of the Year award. This annual award recognizes efforts of an outstanding individual under the age of 45 that excels in leadership, is involved in AIA as a volunteer, shows committment […]

Tuesday Ticker: February 23, 2020

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, Magna shatters Q4 2020 Wall Street expectations, LKQ reports its fourth-quarter results and Toronto-based auto parts maker ABC Technologies makes its trading debut with a thinner-than-expected IPO. Magna makes moves Magna beat Wall Street expectations for its 2020 fourth-quarter net income, reporting a 68 percent increase to […]

CIECAst-ing Off: Upcoming CIECA webinar to tackle next-gen industry standards

Toronto, Ontario – The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) is gearing up to tackle the “Next Generation of Collision Industry Standards” at their its CIECAST webinar presentation. Currently slotted for 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST) on Feb. 25, the one-hour presentation will feature speakers Paul Barry, CIECA’s executive director, Paulette Reed, CIECA’s technical […]

Meeting your Match: CrashBay launches search engine to connect drivers to shops

Oakville, Ontario – Finding the right shop for your vehicle’s repairs is as important a relationship as any, and Oakville, Ontario-based company, Crash Bay, is poised to play matchmaker with the launch of their new collision centre search engine. The automotive e-commerce company first launched CrashBay in 2019, and now with the updated ability to […]