According to recent industry reports, and confirmed by Autobody News, LKQ Corporation recently expanded their OE parts offering.
A free white paper from GMB North America examines the costs of selling, distributing and installing low-quality auto parts, and illustrates how many of these costs are hidden.
Five auto repair shops that claimed several insurance companies fixed repair prices have had their case reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The week of Sept. 8, the Automotive Service Association’s Collision Operations Committee (COC) met with the Federal Insurance Office’s (FIO) deputy director, Steven Seitz, and other FIO officials to discuss the future of the FIO, as well as its work in the property and casualty sector as related to vehicles.
The collision industry is invited to help make “Back to School” more professional for its local high school and college collision school programs by sponsoring Cintas work uniforms for students through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
The National Transportation Safety Board's finding that Tesla's Autopilot shares the blame for a fatal crash with a truck in Florida last year underscores the need for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards covering automated driver assistance technologies, Consumer Watchdog said Sept. 12.
On August 30, 180BIZ’s Rick White taught a one-hour webinar on “The ABCs of Employee Retention,” during which 25 collision repair industry professionals learned some helpful tips on retaining good employees.
An attorney for dozens of auto body shops nationwide said he expects the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ favorable ruling Sept. 7 will lead even more collision repairers from as yet unrepresented states to join the sweeping multidistrict steering and antitrust case against the nation’s largest auto insurers.
As the industry and mainstream media report on increasing challenges related to shortages of skilled tradespeople, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), the March Taylor Memorial Fund (MTMF) and Snap-on are working to make sure that those entering into the collision repair industry---and working hard to excel in it---are both recognized and rewarded for their efforts.
Automakers would each be allowed to operate up to 100,000 self-driving cars per year on U.S. roads, and states would be prevented from passing laws to prevent them from doing so under a bill that was approved Sept. 6 by the U.S. House of Representatives.
This summer, CCC Information Services defended the dramatic changes that the shift to CCC’s “Secure Share” system will bring to the industry, calling it necessary for data security, a step forward for the industry, and reasonably priced.
OEConnection LLC (OEC) distribution networks recently announced the issuance of US Patent No. 9,747,481.