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At the 2018 SEMA Show, the National Auto Body Council held its annual meeting and board elections. In addition to re-electing three board members whose terms were expiring, it also welcomed four new members to the National Auto Body Council Board.


The Automotive Service Association has joined forces with Blue Collar Technologies’ new DVI, FlexCheck Auto, as its latest Sponsored Benefit Provider.

Monday, 12 November 2018 22:51

On the Lighter Side: ‘Crime Cars’ Featured at Alcatraz East Museum

Written by Larry Edsall, The Journal

An unusual museum has an unusual display of vehicles available for viewing the next time you’re in Pigeon Forge, TN, which has become a road-trip destination of many people since it’s become a Branson-style touring attraction and the home to Dollywood and other entertainment venues.

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions recently announced the next installment in the FREE Elite Webinar Series.


Mike Anderson of Collision Advice will offer the latest in his series of free “Learn to Research, Research to Learn” webinars with a session conducted on Monday, Nov. 26 focused on using Subaru’s Technical Information System (STIS).


On Oct. 19, the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) hosted its Fall 2018 Professional Development Workshop at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI.


See below for a list of regional automotive association events coming up in December:

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 22:17

Reinstatement of Auto Insurance Price-Fixing Claims Considered by 11th Circuit

Written by Greg Land, Daily Report

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard arguments Oct. 23 leveled by a group of auto body repair shops claiming State Farm Insurance and a host of other national carriers are conspiring to fix prices.

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 18:26

How To Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads With Humans

Written by Staff, Insurance Journal


As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts are recommending requiring important testing and driver support.

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 16:35

CREF Fundraiser Co-Hosted by PPG Raises $130,000


The annual Collision Repair Education Foundation industry fundraiser, co-hosted by the automotive refinish business unit of PPG, raised $130,000 through the support of attendees and sponsors.

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