Body Bangin’: You’re Losing Money on Your Labor Rates!
Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods interviews John Shoemaker, business development manager with BASF Automotive Refinishes, on the difference between labor rates and labor types.
Reader’s Choice: Why Don’t Insurers Pay the Prevailing Rate?
If in the past insurance companies would only pay the prevailing rate, then why do they not have to pay the prevailing rate now, since the prevailing rate went up?
Mystery of the SEMA Show Sticker Man Solved!
Meet Mickey Kahl, owner of Kahl’s Body Shop who’s been fighting insurers in his town a lot lately.
California Autobody Association to Hold Meeting on Labor Rates
The California Autobody Association will be holding a meeting on labor rates and what you can do about them on Sept. 20, 2022 at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Calif.
Labor Rates: How to Get What You Need
The time for independent collision repairers to put the brakes on the bus, grab the bull by the horns and implement procedures to obtain labor and material rate increases is right now.
Why Haven’t We Seen a Major Increase in Labor Rates Yet?
Between the nationwide tech shortage, parts shortage, the large amount of people wrecking their vehicles and inflation through the roof, why haven’t we seen a major increase in labor rates yet?
AASP/NJ Virtual Meeting Explores Prevailing Rates
Speaker Tim Ronak of AzkoNobel defined prevailing rate as “a construct that has evolved as a convenience for communication to market participants.”
Massachusetts Collision Repairers Speak at Labor Rate Hearing
More than 29 Massachusetts auto body shop owners voiced concerns about the collapse of their small family businesses.
AASP/MA Executive Director Pens Op-Ed on Mass. Labor Rate
Lucky Papageorg takes aim at why Massachusetts is at the “bottom of the pack” for collision repair reimbursement rates.
The New Normal: Full Recovery or Pricing Reset?
Collision repairers will continue to see their pricing affected as the new normal takes shape – and those who don’t react and respond in a timely manner will sustain losses they may never recover from.
Catching Up and Keeping Up with Pricing
Have your labor and material rates kept up with the consumer price index, inflation and the competitive landscape for collision repair and other similar industries?
AASP/MA Explores Labor Rates at Membership Meeting
Richard and Sam Valenzuela of NABR provided an update on labor rate information for Massachusetts shops.