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NAPDRT and PDR Nation Unite in Renouncing Farmers Insurance Policy Regarding Hail Catastrophe Claims

The president of the National Alliance of PDR Technicians (NAPDRT), Tommy Clayton, was quoted today as saying “The NAPDRT strongly objects to the new policies issued by Farmers Insurance regarding hail claims. This new approach to hail claims will ...

SCRS Updates Industry on Latest Initiatives

At the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) open board meeting, a co-located event during NACE | CARS, the association’s board members updated the industry on their latest initiatives. Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of SCRS,...

New Survey Finds Nearly 80 Percent of Consumers Think Vehicle Hacking Will Be a Frequent Problem in the Near Future

The vulnerabilities of vehicle hacking have made an impression on car owners and shoppers, and nearly 80 percent say it will be a frequent problem within the next three years or less, according to a new survey by Kelley Blue Book. Awareness of the re...

ASA Honors Member, Industry Achievements at 2015 'Celebration of Excellence'

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its “Celebration of Excellence” July 22nd at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich. – a site near ASA’s NACE | CARS 2015 events in downtown Detroit. This traditional awards dinner h...

Board and Director of Orbis Business Impact Takes on Global Trends at CCIF

The CCIF Special Event on Global Trends: Changing the Course of the Collision Repair Business in Canada recently took place at NACE | CARS. Keynote speaker David Lingham, director of Orbis Business Impact, took the stage at the event to discus...

BodyShop Business Hands Out Executive of the Year Awards at NACE | CARS Opening General Session

To nominate for the 2016 Executive of the Year contest, click HERE. Scott Shriber, publisher of BodyShop Business, presented Val Fichera, president of Collision Care Auto Body Centers in Philadelphia, with the 2015 Multi-Shop Executive of the ...

I-CAR Reveals New Production Management Role at NACE | CARS

I-CAR announced at the NACE | CARS Expo and Conference the launch of its new Production Management curriculum that provides end-to-end instruction designed to drive bottom-line improvements in productivity and profitability throughout the collisi...

Chief Adds Free Collision Repair Training Resources to Website

Chief Automotive Technologies announced it has added best practices guides, how-to videos and other educational materials to its website, chiefautomotive.com, to help collision repair professionals keep up with the evolving industry. “In the...

IHS Reports Average Age of US Light Vehicles Has Risen to 11.5 Years

IHS Automotive announced that the combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. has climbed slightly to 11.5 years, based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation (VIO) taken on January 1st of this year. Registrations for light ...

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Four New Utah Locations

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the July 17th acquisition and opening of four collision repair centers in the state of Utah that previously operated as Shine Collision Repair and are located in Salt Lake City, Murray, Ogden and Sandy. These new locatio...

Collision Repair Education Foundation's 3M Hire Our Heroes Tool Grants Awarded to Ivy Tech Northeast Automotive Technology Student and Graduate

3M announced that Ivy Tech Community College Northeast automotive technology student Gabriel Davis and graduate Paul Hyde recently selected more than $3,000 each in tools and equipment as recipients of the Collision Repair Education Foundation’...

Spanesi to Hold Touch Training Week August 18-19

Spanesi Americas is holding a Touch Training Week August 18-19, 2015, in Naperville, Ill. During the training, attendees will learn from the men who install the Touch System in North America. Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and lu...

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