News: Last Chance for Collision Repairers to Grade Insurers
This year’s survey includes real-time survey of labor and material rates plus questions on training, certifications and equipment.
The Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) has extended an invitation to its members and other Georgia collision repair facilities to participate in the 2014 GCIA Labor Rate Survey starting Monday, June 2, 2014.
Unlike previous years, this year’s survey will include a real-time survey of shop labor and material rates plus a survey of training, certifications and equipment. The purpose of the 2014 survey, according to the GCIA, is to provide Georgia collision shops with Prevailing Market Rate Ranges (PMRRs) in their markets, which more accurately reflect labor and shop rates than one single prevailing rate. The GCIA says this survey methodology significantly improves the possibility that shops will be compensated fairly and reasonably for their work.
The 2014 survey is being conducted by National AutoBody (NABR) Research. After submitting the survey form, an email will be sent to you with a temporary username and password providing seven-day access to the NABR’s "Survey the Market" and "Quote" tools, the new "NABR Labor Rate & Profit Calculator" and the Shop Locator.