No SEMA for SATA: SATA withdraws booth from SEMA 2021 amid COVID concerns

Las Vegas, Nevada — With showtime fast approaching, SEMA exhibitors are dropping like flies as SATA announced its withdrawal from the event on Monday. Dan-Am, SATA’s U.S. distributor, stated that while the company “always looks forward to working with SATA to provide a great SEMA experience in its booth each year”, they feel compelled to back […]

Crash Quota: MPI warns of crash increase alongside lifted COVID-19 restrictions

Winnipeg, Manitoba — As provinces delve deeper into re-opening stages, Manitoba’s MPI is reminding drivers that as life returns to normal, so too will traffic accident rates as commuters start resuming regular schedules. According to Manitoba Public Insurance, the number of deaths and serious injuries from car crashes spiked during the months public health orders […]

German Efficiency: Automechanika Frankfurt to deliver hybrid, online/in-person event

Frankfurt, Germany — Automechanika organizers are covering all their bases in preparation for Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus, which is set to kick off in a hybrid, in-person/online format next Monday. This year’s show will combine a condensed exhibition on the Frankfurt exhibition ground with an online networking platform, to allow members of the industry to […]

Receiving Company: Canada-U.S. border to open to foreign nationals midnight Tues.

Ottawa, Ontario — The federal government has announced that the Canada-U.S. border is finally opening back up to the general public again, but not in the direction that many Canadians may have been hoping for. On Friday, the Canadian Border Services Association (CBSA) announced that fully vaccinated foreign nationals meeting the conditions to enter Canada […]

Third Time’s the Charm: AIA Canada cancels Canada Night 2021

Ottawa, Ontario — With COVID cases resurging and exhibitors getting cold feet as November starts rolling around, AIA Canada has announced that they have decided to cancel Canada Night 2021. Originally scheduled to take place on November 2, 2021, at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, during the AAPEX conference, Canada Night brings together some […]

Not a Span-Easy Decision: Spanesi withdraws from SEMA 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — Out of concern surrounding rising COVID-19 cases in Clark County, Nev., Spanesi has announced it will be withdrawing from this year’s SEMA Show. “Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of Spanesi’s customers, distributors, business partners and staff, we have made the difficult decision not to participate […]

Short-Term Rentals: Enterprise releases Length of Rental report, billed days down

Toronto, Ontario — Enterprise Rent-a-Car unveiled an updated map outlining the average length of car rentals, by province, in a press release on Wednesday. These latest figures from Enterprise reflect an across the board decrease in length for rental terms in Canada. Ontario, followed by Newfoundland and Labrador, showed the most notable change in the […]

Remaining Intact: Insurer releases report on current state of pandemic driving habits

Toronto, Ontario — A new report from Intact Financial Corp. shows that driving levels among Canadians are on their way back up to pre-pandemic rates, but we still aren’t quite there yet. “Driving activity has been on the rise since early May,” said Isabelle Girard, senior vice president of personal lines at Intact. “We are […]