Single Mother Receives Refurbished Pontiac G6 GT from Zara’s Collision
Donna Webb and her four children have the gift of their own transportation this Christmas courtesy of Zara’s Collision Center’s Benevolence Program. Webb was presented with a completely refurbished 2006 Pontiac G6 GT last week during a luncheon ceremony at Zara’s facility. Webb and her two youngest children, Gage, age 5 and Ivy, 3, are
NHTSA Issues Proposal to Address Safety Issues Related to Keyless Ignition
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Dec. 12 that seeks to address safety issues arising from increasing variations of keyless ignition control and the operation of those controls. Of concern are drivers’ inability to stop a moving vehicle in a panic situation as well as drivers
Northern Michigan Body Shop Association Presents Mike Anderson at January Event
The Northern Michigan Body Shop Association will present well-known industry speaker Mike Anderson at its January meeting. Anderson will present "Educate, Not Alienate" and "Understanding Continuous Improvement." More about Anderson: Nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and contributor to trade journals Programs consistently rated as having “exceeded attendees expectations” Founder of “Collisionadvice.com” Owned/Operated
Dynabrade Board of Directors Names Ned T. Librock President
Dynabrade, Inc. announced that Ned T. Librock, 58, has been appointed president of the Clarence, N.Y.-based industrial power tool manufacturer effective immediately. Librock had been serving as director of marketing for the last five years. Founder Walter N. Welsch steps down as president and remains CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are
Massachusetts DOI Fines Progressive $125,000 for Misleading Customers on Rate Setting
According to the DOI, Progressive communicated to roughly 3,200 Massachusetts consumers that their credit information was used to calculate their auto insurance rates – contrary to state regulations, which prohibit insurers from using credit information to set rates.
NHTSA Adds New Measure of Fatalities Related to Distracted Driving, Measures Attitudes on In-Car Distractions
New data released by NHTSA using its refined methodology show an estimated 3,092 fatalities in distraction-affected crashes in 2010.
Toyota Makes $3 Million Grant Toward Public Lands Across Nation as Part of America’s Great Outdoors Initiative
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announced a $3 million grant by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. to the foundation to improve the capacity of community-based organizations supporting parks and other public lands. U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and other officials joined NEEF for the
Michigan Salvage Hearing Postponed
The Michigan House Committee on Transportation was set to hold a hearing Dec. 7 on House Bills 4832 and 4833, amendments to Michigan’s salvage vehicle statutes, but the hearing was called off. House Bills 4832 and 4833 would eliminate salvage vehicle agents and create an unregulated foreign vehicle buyer’s definition. The legislation would have allowed
ARA Cautions Giving Automotive Manufacturers Complete Authority Over Repair Procedures
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is calling on the collision repair industry to proceed cautiously in recognizing only automotive OEMs’ published repair procedures as the official industry-sanctioned repair standards for collision repair.
NHTSA Reports Lowest Level of Annual Traffic Fatalities in More than Six Decades
In 2010, highway deaths fell to their lowest level since 1949.
High School Auto Body Class Transforms Car into ‘Greased Lightning’
Where some people saw an eyesore, the auto body students at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, saw potential.
Keenan Auto Body Acquires Two Collision Repair Centers in Chester County, Pa.
The repair centers, previously known as Bavarian Collision, are now in operation.