It’s the New Year, and many body shops use this time to consider changes to their labor rates. But for collision repairers, 2018 is distinctively different from prior years.
During the VeriFacts Automotive 10th Symposium on Monday, Feb. 12 at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA, VeriFacts announced the Winners of the 2017 Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence (ACE) awards.
In the early 2000s, the music industry attempted to combat illegal song downloads with an ad campaign that stressed that if you wouldn’t download a car, you shouldn’t download music for free.
The 1Collision Network announced the release of a phone app and call center integrated technology solution designed to assist the motorist---from handling the scene of an accident, to finding the nearest 1Collision repair center, to initializing the repair process.
In January, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held an open board meeting in Palm Springs, CA, including a presentation from the SCRS Education Committee on "Kool Tools” that may provide assistance or convenience in collision repair tasks.
Ford is advising owners of certain additional North America 2006 Ford Ranger vehicles with Takata non-desiccated airbag inflators to stop driving their vehicles and contact their dealers immediately for repairs.
Universal Technical Institute is launching "Ignite," a free summer program to train high school juniors in fundamental transportation technician skills.
Billy Walkowiak, founder and CEO of Collision Safety Consultants (www.collisionsafetyconsultants.us), announced the opening of the company’s eight new locations.
Changes that CCC Information Services recently announced related to its “Secure Share” data-exchange program were a frequent focus of discussion at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) and other meetings held recently in Palm Springs, CA.
This year, CARSTAR North America will launch a new brand campaign across the U.S. and Canada---its first-ever integrated campaign for North America.