Skill Scrolling: Skills Ontario launches jobs, training app for skilled trades

Toronto, Ontario — Skills Ontario launched a new “career exploration” app for Android and Apple devices in December that aims to connect the province’s skilled tradespeople of all ages and skill levels with training and employment opportunities. The app puts new users through a quiz that matches them up with employment opportunities relevant to their […]

Increased Clarity: Uniban Canada hosts first glass repair training session

Hamilton, Ontario —A number of Ontario collision shop owners were treated to a masterclass in leading-edge glass repair procedure as Uniban Canada hosted its first technical training session of the year at the Driven Brands Canada technical training centre in Hamilton, Ont. The day’s programming was lead by Uniban’s dedicated technical trainer, Willy Williams, who […]

Building Your Future: Free 12-week trades program to launch early June in Windsor

Windsor, Ontario — A travelling skilled trades program has made its arrival in the heart of Canada’s auto industry and is offering students in the Windsor area a solid step forward into the world of trades. The “Tomorrow’s Trades” program had been making its rounds across Ontario over the past year, including stops in Ottawa, Sudbury […]

By the Books: CIECA forms OEM repair procedures committee, industry stakeholders welcome

Sanford, North Carolina — CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee focused on OEM repair procedures and build sheet data. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join. “CIECA’s Emerging Technologies Committee was reviewing pain points in the collision industry and determined that OEM repair procedures and build […]

A Citrus Situation: Rivian RT1s delivered with orange-peel paint, auto influencer says

Toronto, Ontario — The first Rivian RT1 electric pickup trucks have been appearing on the driveways of some early-adopting EV enthusiasts over the past months and some discerning owners have been quick to criticize the brand for delivering trucks with an “orange peel” finish to its paint. For those who may not know, orange peel is […]

Paint Payout: Honda Canada reaches proposed settlement in Québec-based peeling paint case

Québec City, Québec ⁠— Honda Civic and Acura CSX owners may finally see a settlement reached regarding their vehicles’ peeling paint following Honda Canada’s proposed settlement. The OEM has proposed a $27 million settlement in regard to peeling paint issues on 2006 through 2013 Honda Civics and 2006 through 2011 Acura CSX models, to be split […]

A Fairer Deal: Damaged vehicles surround Mass. state house as repairers protest low labour rates

Boston, Massachusetts — The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts put the value of their work on full display Wednesday, as members of the organization rallied around the Massachusetts State House with damaged vehicles loaded up on flatbeds, protesting their state’s exceptionally low repair labour rate. Organizers of the motorcade pointed to “unsustainably low […]

Copart Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended April 30, 2022. For the three months ended April 30, 2022, revenue, gross profit, and net income were $939.9 million, $436.3 million, and $278.6 million, respectively. These represent an increase in revenue of $206.0 million, or 28.1%; an increase in gross profit […]