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CCC Information Services Publishes 2015 Crash Course Report

CCC Information Services announced today the availability of its 2015 Crash Course, an in-depth report that focuses on the trends and business drivers impacting the auto physical damage industry. This year’s report examines ‘Smart Connections’,...

New Members Elected To CAPA's Technical Committee

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced it has elected new members to its Technical Committee: Don Feeley – City Body & Frame; Jared Humphrey – Service King Collision Repair Centers; Bob Keith – CARSTAR; Randall Bollande...

R.I. Auto Body Shops and Insurance Companies Battle Over Bills Once Again

The Providence Journal reported that representatives of the auto body and insurance industries gathered in a second-floor room at the Rhode Island State House Tuesday, March 24 for an annual discussion over bills affecting how auto body shops handle ...

Collision Repair Education Foundation's Golf Fundraiser Sells Out

The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 14th annual summer golf fundraiser, taking place Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Detroit at the Arnold Palmer-designed Northville Hills Golf Club, has sold out and a waiting list has been created for those in...

Vehicle Body, Paint and Interior Repair in Australia Industry Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

According to IBISWorld industry analyst David Whytcross, “A combination of safer new vehicles and more risk-averse drivers has reduced vehicle accidents and decreased demand for the industry's services.” New car sales have remained strong followi...

Mitchell Announces Winners of Annual AutocheX Premier Achiever Awards

Mitchell, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions today selected the recipients of the 2014 AutocheX Premier Achiever Awards, honoring collision repair shops throughout the U.S. for exemplary customer service. The 13th an...

Distraction and Teen Crashes: Even Worse than Previously Thought

The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. T...

PCI Blames Auto Body Shop Legislation for High Auto Insurance Costs in Rhode Island

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) has released detailed reports on the impact of 17 pieces of legislation promoted by the Auto Body Association of Rhode Island (ABARI) that have become law since 2003, and what it calls the "...

CARSTAR Berlin Co-Owner Lisa Siembab Named WIN Most Influential Woman

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced Lisa Siembab, co-owner of CARSTAR Berlin in Berlin, Conn., as one of four recipients of the 2015 Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Most Influential Women (MIW) award. MIW awards recognize women who have enri...

The Driverless Debate: Poll Reveals Americans are Split on Future of Self-Driving Cars

Recent results of The Harris Poll indicate that Americans are still unsure about sharing their roads with driverless cars. The Harris Poll surveyed 2,276 U.S. adults in November 2014. PR Newswire reported that when provided with a description o...

Self-Driving Car Takes Off on First Cross-Country Trip

Automotive component-supplier Delphi is sending an automated car nearly 3,500 miles across the country – from San Francisco to New York – in a test-drive that will aim to push self-driving car technology to its limits, USA Today reports. This ...

Service King Expands in Orange County, Acquires Autobody USA

Service King Collision Repair Centers has announced further growth in Southern California with the acquisition of Autobody USA. The Orange County expansion comes as Service King and Autobody USA officially finalized the partnership March 19. Under...

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