November 30, 2017
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5460 No. 7 Road
Richmond, British Columbia

Advocacy

The ARA is committed to industry advocacy and leadership. Here are some of the core issues affecting the industry, their impact on the motoring public, and what the ARA is doing about it.

Automotive Sector Advisory Group

March 16, 2017
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Make up One of ten advisory groups, this group is dedicated to the automotive industry. This group includes automotive professionals who have a history of championing and employing tradespeople, along with representation from small-, medium- and large-sized firms from across …read more »

ARA’s Certified Collision Repair & AIA’s Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program

March 16, 2017
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Certification Program Over a year ago, the ARA and AIA began discussing the harmonization of our two programs, the Certified Collision Repair (CCR) program and the AIA’s Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation program (CCIAP). The fit made sense to everyone. By …read more »

Taxation on Employer Sponsored Health Benefits

January 18, 2017
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Tell your MP that you do not support a tax on health and dental benefits! The federal government is considering taxing your health and dental benefits plans — costing your families hundreds of dollars each year. Join thousands of Canadians …read more »

Update to Salvage Acquisitions — ICBC Buyer Terms & Conditions

January 16, 2017
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The Issue: In recent years, the price of salvage has risen beyond the recyclers’ ability to compete on a level playing field. In the mid 1990s, ICBC developed its buyer’s terms and conditions in order to curb many of the …read more »

Update on the Refuse-To-Issue Program

January 16, 2017
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There are roughly 20,000 vehicles impounded each year through the government vehicle impoundment (VI) program, with the majority of impoundments lasting 30 days or longer. Longer impoundment periods result in increasing amounts of unclaimed vehicles. This causes an administrative and …read more »

Update on the Slow Down, Move Over Initiative

January 16, 2017
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The Issue: On June 1, 2009, a new regulation took effect to enhance the safety of emergency workers by requiring drivers to slow down and move over when passing parked emergency vehicles with flashing lights. In 2015, British Columbia’s Motor …read more »

Update to B-CAR: An analysis of the automotive dismantling industry in British Columbia: current trends impacting the future sustainability of the industry

January 16, 2017
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Since 1964, the B.C. Auto Recyclers (B-CAR) have pursued industry excellence through innovation, technology, and environmental sustainability. Members of B-CAR are passionate about their industry and actively pursue their goals through participation in local, provincial, national, and international associations and …read more »

Total Loss Policy Questions & Answers

July 20, 2015
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ICBC recently released an update to its Total Loss Policy Questions and Answers. Within the document it appears to shut the door on previous discussions around maintaining repairability other than industry being given the opportunity to do more for less. …read more »

BCAR: An analysis of the automotive dismantling industry in British Columbia: current trends impacting the future sustainability of the industry

July 9, 2015
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Since 1964, the B.C. Auto Recyclers (B-CAR) have pursued industry excellence through innovation, technology, and environmental sustainability. Members of B-CAR are passionate about their industry and actively pursue their goals through participation in local, provincial, national, and international associations and …read more »

TRD Industry Position Paper—Weight Scale Bypass

January 27, 2015
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Please read the following industry position paper, outlining the issue, the impact, and the ARA’s position with regards to weight scale bypass. TRD Industry Position Paper – Weight Scale Bypass

TRD Industry Position Paper—Third Party Clean-Up Costs

January 27, 2015
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Please read the following industry position paper, outlining the issue, the impact, and the ARA’s position with regards to third party clean-up costs. TRD Industry Position Paper – Third Party Clean-Up Costs

Update on the Refuse-to-Issue (RTI) Program

January 27, 2015
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The issue: Unclaimed vehicles left in towing storage yards are a persistent and costly issue for towers in British Columbia. To assist with this problem, the ARA helped negotiate Bill 14 – 2010 with RoadSafetyBC (formerly OSMV), which included a …read more »

Letter to Industry Concerning ICBC’s New Estimating System

January 14, 2015
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The following letter was sent out to industry regarding the ARA’s position on, and comprehensive list of concerns with, ICBC’s new estimating system. Click here to read the letter.

Letter to Industry in Response to ICBC Rate Announcement

December 22, 2014
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The following letter was sent out, outlining the ARA’s response and position on the recent ICBC rate announcement. Click here to read the letter.

Mandatory Vehicle Inspection Program for B.C.

July 25, 2013
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The issue: The ARA is proposing that government consider the implementation of a mandatory vehicle inspection program. The province of B.C. does require that any vehicle imported from out of province and being registered in this province must first pass …read more »