Hauling Hope: Maaco Airdrie helps grant wish to local teen battling cancer

Airdrie, Alberta — For shops like Maaco Airdrie, community engagement is always at the top of mind and having the opportunity to grant the wish of a local teenager battling cancer is something they could never pass up. The collision repair facility was approached by the Make-A-Wish foundation on behalf of 17-year-old, Emma Jensen, who […]

Accident Prevention: Truck containing 30,000lbs. of diapers flips on Hwy. 401

Maitland, Ontario — Sometimes work stinks so bad you feel like someone just dumped 30,000 pounds of diapers in front of you—other times, work stinks so bad you are responsible for cleaning up 30,000 pounds of diapers in the middle of a snow storm. An overturned tractor trailer on Ontario’s Highway 401 near Maitland marked […]

Like a Glove: Dump truck wedged vertically under Ottawa overpass on Wednesday

Ottawa, Ontario — A dump truck driver did a pretty big oopsy on Highway 417 near Ottawa on Wednesday, somehow getting themselves wedged vertically under an overpass and baffling bypassers in the process. Ottawa’s OPP detachment was called to the scene near the Vanier Parkway on Wednesday morning to discover a dump truck in a […]

Trucks for Tomorrow: Local Ford Dealership donates vehicles to automotive students 

Prince George, British Columbia —  On Feb. 18 a local Ford dealership donated two vehicles to the College of New Caledonia’s (CNC) Automotive Service Training program to help students learn about new technology in today’s vehicles.    The vehicles included a Ford F150 and Expedition, which were both damaged in a flood, so the dealership, Prince […]

SEMA: Is the industry becoming confused over muddled terminologies?

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By Barett Poley Las Vegas, Nevada – November 1, 2017 — Gavin Knapp of SEMA Market Research spoke to journalists and industry insiders on Tuesday (October 31), regarding the current trends in the off-road and truck sector. According to Knapp, the industry is becoming muddled by confusion around correct terminologies. “A lot of media uses […]

PPG adds LKQ to AdjustRite commercial estimating system

The AdjustRite estimating system, pictured above, is a logic-based estimating platform that incorporates actual truck model information. This will expand with the introduction of LKQ Corporation to its supplier database.

Strongsville, Ohio — August 23, 2017 — PPG has announced the addition of LKQ Corporation to its supplier database, consequently expanding the AdjustRite commercial estimating system Commercial Parts Listing Program. LKQ has been a parts source for AdjustRite customers since 2008.  The AdjustRite estimating system is geared toward commercial truck dealers, independent collision repair facilities, […]

New bill set to improve collision response time in Ontario

Bill-30 promises to help unsnarl some of the issues surrounding responses to collisions on Ontario's highways.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 30, 2015 — This past October an Ontario Conservative MPP introduced a private members bill into the legislature, Bill-30, which would change the way tow trucks respond to accidents on highways. The bill is meant to update Bill 15. That bill passed in 2014 and created new regulations […]