NABR announced the launch of the Arkansas VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by an anonymous Arkansas collision repairer. The online survey is free for all Arkansas collision repair shops and can be found on the NABR website.
The Arkansas VRS Labor Rate Survey provides the state’s collision repairers with an independent, third-party survey of statewide labor rate data. The VRS reports the true, market-based rate ranges throughout the state of Arkansas based on shops’ actual prices, not on one artificially defined, single prevailing rate for all repairers.
“There is a significant problem with labor rates in the state of Arkansas,” said the survey sponsor. “The rates insurers pay are not only below the market price but also not sufficiently profitable for shops, who must continually invest in training, tools, equipment and certifications to repair today’s increasingly advanced vehicles. Finally, we have a solution in the VRS, an independent survey and complete technology to help shops price their labor profitably and prove through documentation what the real market labor rate is for any area in our state.”
Richard Valenzuela, CEO of NABR, added, “We’re very pleased to bring the VRS to Arkansas and to be working with a shop who cares enough to sponsor the survey for the good of all Arkansas shops, the collision repair industry, and for the ultimate care and safety of the consumer.”
Any shop may request a free, no-obligation demo of the VRS.
Arkansas now becomes the most recent state to launch the VRS survey technology. Other states currently running the VRS Labor Rate Survey include Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Utah.