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The CIC Education and Training Committee wants to hear from those who work directly in collision repair facilities. 

About 51 percent of shops say they are paid “always” or “most of the time” to pressure test and purge a vehicle cooling system when necessary as part of a repair, yet more than 40 percent of shops acknowledge never having billed for this not-included procedure.

The Auto Care Association submitted comments Oct. 2 urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to relist Alibaba and its family of e-commerce platforms, including Taobao and AliExpress, as notorious markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeit auto parts. 

Monday, 09 October 2017 22:00

PA Auto Body Shops’ Owner Files Lawsuit Against Insurance Companies

Written by Phil Ray, Atloona Mirror

The owner of two Altoona-area auto body shops has filed another lawsuit against many of the nation’s largest insurance companies, claiming they refuse to pay the full costs of making necessary repairs to damaged vehicles.

Gary Ledoux began his career in the collision repair industry helping a small-town jobber mix paint and deliver paint and supplies to body shops. 

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) is excited to announce the kick-off of the annual #ALLIN4WIN Membership Drive on Oct. 1. 

Thursday, 05 October 2017 22:25

CREF Announces New Board of Trustees Members

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 20:37

Senators Drop Trucks from Self-Driving Bill

Written by Keith Laing, Detroit News Washington Bureau

Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate have dropped self-driving trucks from legislation that would allow automakers to operate thousands of autonomous cars per year on U.S. roads.

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has released the newest SCRS Education Committee video featuring the first of three presentations on resistance welding.


Industry veteran and now-retired representative for a major OE, Gary Ledoux, has announced that he will resume a project started in the fall of 2010---writing a history about the collision repair industry. 

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