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.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 22:09

Eleventh Circuit Reinstates Auto Shops’ Lawsuit Against Insurers

Written by Katherine Coig,

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. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:22

Hurricane Harvey Ravaged Cars and Trucks — Bad for Drivers, Good for Automakers

Written by James F. Peltz and David Montero, Los Angeles Times

Perry Smith tried to race Hurricane Harvey.

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.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:52

CREF Fundraiser Co-Hosted by PPG Raises $120,000

The annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by the automotive refinish business unit of PPG, raised $120,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors.

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.

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