Fix Auto USA has signed an agreement for PartsTrader to be a recommended partner.

Three industry professionals whose exemplary efforts and actions in 2016 best illustrate the vision and mission of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) were recognized recently at SEMA with the organization’s prestigious Award of Distinction, Body Shop Image Award, and Excellence in Community Service Award.

Chief Sales Leader

Chief distributor Crashmax has earned the VSG Collision Sales Leader Award for the second year in a row. Accepting the award at Chief’s annual distributor meeting on Oct. 31 were Gary and Ann Schaberg. From left to right, John Cardell, Chief Eastern Division sales manager, Gary Schaberg, Ann Schaberg, and Mike Cranfill, vice president of global collision and new business development for Vehicle Service Group (VSG).


Crashmax was named VSG Collision Sales Leader for the second consecutive year at Chief’s annual distributor meeting on Oct. 31 in Las Vegas.

Representatives from the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, Inc. (GAAS) and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation have worked closely to bring the two organizations together.

Autologic Diagnostics, the provider of the world’s first and only fully integrated cloud-connected vehicle diagnostic support solution, has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Volvo Car Corporation.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 22:23

CRASH Network Launches "Insurer Report Card"

Collision repair professionals now have a unique opportunity to grade the performance of the insurance companies in their state with the launch of CRASH Network’s "Insurer Report Card."

The Women’s Industry Network has announced that the 2017 Educational Conference is scheduled to take place in Denver, CO Monday, May 8th through Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:39

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who Will Be Held Liable?

Written by Matthew C. Casey, The Legal Examiner

As I stated in my blog from earlier this month, self-driving cars are here.


In fact, the federal government is so sure autonomous cars will save lives they are pumping millions of dollars into a ‘Zero Deaths’ campaign.


Ford Motor Company recently renewed its long-time partnership with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes (SWAF) through the Ford Paint and Body Technology Center.

rearview cameras

Rearview camera image in 2017 Cadillac XT5.


Rearview cameras, soon to be standard on all new vehicles, can be expected to prevent nearly 1 in 6 police-reported backing crashes, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study concludes.

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