Tracking Time: Electronic Logging Devices now mandatory

Ottawa, Ontario – Electronic logging devices are now mandatory in commercial trucks and busses travelling between provinces. The electronic logging devices (ELDs) replace the use of paper log books that drivers use to track the number of hours they are driving daily. Under federal hours of service rules, drivers are not allowed to drive more […]

EV/AV Report: March 15, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week, Quebec-based battery recycler Lithion joins forces with an OEM, Saskatoon inches closer to electrifying its city fleet and Canadian Tire unveils endeavours in the world of autonomous trucks. Hyundai battery boost Hyundai Canada and Quebec-based battery recycler  Lithion Recycling have announced a service agreement to increase the OEM’s sustainable production […]

Valspar launches VIM line for commercial and fleet

The VIM line from Valspar.

Masillon, Ohio — December 5, 2015 — Valspar has developed a new line designed for those whose business takes them to big rigs, buses and other fleet vehicles. Valspar Industrial Mix (VIM) is specially designed for the demands of the commercial, transportation and light industrial refinish markets. According to a statement from Valspar, VIM is […]

Chief goes big with new heavy-duty line

Chief's new heavy-duty repair line.

Madison, Indiana — October 28, 2015 — Chief has introduced a new product line designed to help heavy-duty collision facilities improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times. Chief says the equipment also makes it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and document repairs. The new Chief heavy-duty product line includes:• New Centurion […]

AkzoNobel launches U-Base for U-TECH basecoat system

AkzoNobel’s new U-TECH basecoat system, U-Base.

Toronto, Ontario — August 14, 2015 — AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business has released a new U-TECH basecoat system, U-Base, designed for the commercial builder and refinish markets. It is a two-component polyurethane basecoat system and replaces the Polybase and Polybase Plus systems. The U-Base basecoat system introduces four new components: U-Base Binder, R300 Reducer Fast, […]