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Insurance industry giant GEICO orchestrated a complex and widespread scheme with auto repair shops to keep its costs low by cutting corners and making unsafe repairs, according to an antitrust lawsuit filed Nov. 14 in federal court. 

Three leading companies among the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands have been ranked in Franchise Times magazine’s Top 200, the most comprehensive ranking of the 500 largest U.S. franchise systems.  

More than 100 military veterans across the country celebrated a special Veterans Day this year when each was presented with keys to a practically brand-new car from Progressive and collision repair members of the National Auto Body Council.  

This fall, both Meineke Car Care Centers and Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair will pay tribute to military members across the country, honoring active duty military members and veterans with complimentary vehicle repairs and improvements  as a “thank you” for their service to the country and patronage of their brands.

New challenges posed for collision repairers by increasingly complex vehicle technology were discussed during several presentations at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Las Vegas during SEMA week.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:01

Driverless Vehicles Will Be Here Much Sooner Than We Think

Written by Shawn Moynihan,

During his presentation Nov. 6 at IRMI's Construction Risk Conference, XL Group Ltd. CEO Mike McGavick delivered a wake-up call that the insurance industry needs to evolve in tandem with the accelerating pace of change in a digitally powered, evolving world: Some of the innovations that will shape our collective destiny, including autonomous vehicles, will arrive faster than some may think.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:46

SCRS Panel Tackles Major Topics at 2017 SEMA

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What happens when two lawyers, an OEM and a former body shop owner talk about the hottest topics in the collision repair industry? 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:55

We’re Looking for a Few Old Shops!

Do you think you have the oldest, continuously operated body shop in your area? Would you like to see your shop’s colorful history in print?  If so, we want to hear from you.  

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that more than $600,000 in Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grants had been supported by donations from industry partners and local I-CAR committee fundraising activities. 

I-CAR recently announced the winners of its annual I-CAR Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing technical education and professionalism in the collision repair industry. 

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