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Ontario to scrap Drive Clean
September 28, 2018 by Adam Malik

Program to end April 1, 2019; government to target heavy-duty vehicles instead

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Ontario tire dealers get scoop on new recycling program
September 27, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ontario dealers face new regulations with a registration deadline set for the end of next month.

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California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard
September 26, 2018 by Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press

California officials demanded that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people’s health and exacerbate climate

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Lifts Must Pass Tougher Testing to Earn ALI Gold Label
September 24, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Lift manufacturers that want their product to be gold label certified now need to pass the ANSI/ALI ALCTV 2017 safety standard.

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Tire dealers seek clarity on TPMS
September 20, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Tire Dealers Association of Canada wants to know if sensors are required year-round on cars that have TPMS systems.

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Garneau gives stamp of approval to report on new vehicle technology
September 19, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Transport Minister says the feds have a key role to play in regulating automated and connected vehicles.

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EDITORIAL: The cost of tariffs
September 18, 2018 by Adam Malik

Oh, what a mess things have become. U.S. President Donald Trump has been spewing threats like it’s a bodily function since before he got on the campaign trail. Now in the White House, he’s followed through on some, such as

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Fiat Chrysler pumps more money into autonomous testing
September 13, 2018 by Adam Malik

More than $30 million is being invested by Fiat Chrysler to further development and testing of autonomous vehicle and advanced safety technologies at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan. The facility has a dedicated autonomous highway-speed track, 35-acre safety-feature

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High level NAFTA negotiations resuming
September 11, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Canada and the United States will restart high-level talks Tuesday on the North American Free Trade Agreement as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returns to Washington in hope of making progress on stubborn differences. Freeland and her counterpart, U.S. Trade

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Ford recalling 2 million F-150s over seat belts
September 7, 2018 by Adam Malik

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about two million F-150 pickup trucks in North America, including nearly 340,000 in Canada, because the seat belts can spark and cause fires when they deploy during a crash. The recall

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AARO says right-to-repair efforts should not be “best-kept secret”
September 6, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario says it will hold regular public meetings to keep its members abreast of the latest developments on the right-to-repair front in Canada. The association, which recently resigned from the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA),

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Ontario association abandons CASIS, NATA
September 5, 2018 by Allan Janssen

In the ongoing ‘Right to Repair’ battle, AARO says it will hitch its wagon to American-based NASTF.