Tuesday Ticker: June 12, 2018

In this week's Tuesday Ticker: Ford Canada agrees to open its dealerships to publicly traded companies and Axalta is honoured again.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — June 12, 2018 — In this week’s Tuesday Ticker: Ford reverses policy on Canadian dealership ownership, GPC gets in on global consolidation of parts distributors, a digital repair estimator raises funds in Europe, and much, much more!   Ford Canada: Now open to the public(ly traded) Ford Canada will allow […]

Tuesday Ticker: June 5, 2018

Donald Trump's surprise announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum has spurred a market dip and the announcement of a dollar-for-dollar retaliation by the Canadian government.

Toronto, Ontario — June 5, 2018 — In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, Trump’s terrifying tariffs and much, much more. Aluminum and Steel The global market for the two basic auto body materials, steel and aluminum, is undergoing a profound bit of volatility. Trump’s imposition of new tariffs on the two most important automotive materials, which have […]

Friday Fun: April 13, 2018

A new study reveals a massive spike in premium rates for those who text and drive.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario –- April 13, 2018 –- In today’s Friday Fun: The remarkable rise in insurance costs for drivers caught texting, Arctic collision repair and the world’s largest auto insurance scam. The lead of a Long Island newspaper story is amusing; “This car needed a repair so badly it couldn’t wait any […]

AV Report: April 9, 2018

On March 18, an Uber AV killed Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old Arizonan.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario – April 9, 2018 — In this week’s AV Report: AV conferences in Ottawa and Edmonton, the University of Waterloo partners with Chinese universities on AV tech, Globe and Mail editorial writers tackle self-driving cars and much, much more! There is a crowded spring schedule in terms of conferences in […]

Friday Fun: March 2, 2018

A collision technician was injured by an unidentified flying object after a driver crashed into the elevated vehicle platform he was working near.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — March 2, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: a UFO injures a mechanic, 420 – the most dangerous day to drive; a loophole in the laws around auto data; China’s new auto manufacturer takes shape and much, much more!   A truly bizarre accident occurred in California last […]