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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 20:46

Ford Recalls More Than 2 Million Pickup Trucks Due To Fire Risks

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering

Ford is recalling almost 2 million pickup trucks due to a seat belt problem that may cause fires. The recall involves the best-selling vehicle model in the U.S.: the F-150 pickup.

When a typical collision repair facility orders an OE recycled part for a repair, Jim McKinney said there are three important concerns they likely have: price, timing and quality.


The Collision Repair Education Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its Collision Student of the Year award. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 21, 2018.


Collision industry veteran Gary Ledoux is pleased to announce the launch of his new book, "YesterWreck: The History of the Collision Repair Industry in America."


On Wednesday, August 22, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) hosted I-CAR’s Nick Notte for a webinar titled “The ‘Even Better’ I-CAR.”


On Sept. 12, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced its Disaster Relief Task Force is continually poised to render assistance to industry members who may be impacted by natural disasters.


After a summer hiatus, Mike Anderson of Collision Advice is resuming his series of free “Learn to Research, Research to Learn” webinars with a session conducted on Thursday, Sept. 27 focused on Volkswagen’s “erWin” information system.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:51

ASA’s Attorney Discusses Overtime Laws

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On Wednesday, August 22, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) hosted a webinar on “Making the Overtime Law Work for You” as part of its Webinar Wednesdays initiative.


Below are several upcoming regional automotive association events taking place in October.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 19:11

Auto Industry Gains Slight Sense of Hope After U.S.-Mexico Agreement

Written by Kimberly Hurley, CBT Automotive Network



After months of fear and apprehension regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff threats against other countries, a White House news release published on August 27 reported that the U.S. and Mexico had made a preliminary agreement that will allegedly work to drastically decrease the U.S.’s trade deficit and “replace unfair deals with free, fair and reciprocal trade.”

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