Massachusetts Archives - BodyShop Business
Massachusetts Auto Auction Agrees to Pay $200,000 in OSHA Fines for Violations Found After Fatal Accident

After the May 3, 2017, incident, OSHA cited Lynnway Auto Auction for 16 alleged safety violations and hit the business with $267,000 in proposed fines. Lynnway contested OSHA’s findings.

Vandals Won’t Stop Cloot’s Auto Body from Continuing Christmas Tradition After Community Rallies Around Shop

WWLP 22News is reporting that the Cloutiers now plan to decorate for Christmas, and they’ll invite customers and community members to help.

Stephen Regan to lead Automotive Service Association Massachusetts/Rhode Island Affiliate

“He has an impressive record of working in the best interests of our combined industry in Massachusetts, New England and nationally,” ASA said in a news release.

Massachusetts Senate to Consider Distracted Driving Bill

Drivers could still use hands-free devices to make calls, and there are exceptions for emergency situations included in the bill.

Massachusetts Auto Damage Appraiser Licensing Board Adopts Advisory Ruling on Repair Standards

Board addresses used parts and appraisal cost negotiation in new ruling, saying in regard to unfit used parts “the insurance company shall be responsible for the costs of restoring the parts to usable condition.”

Insurer to Pay for Repair of Vehicles Brought to Unregistered Shops in Massachusetts

Encompass, a subsidiary of Allstate, allegedly did not verify a body shop’s certifications in multiple instances and paid unregistered shops for repairs made to its policyholders’ vehicles.

David Judson Appointed Mass. Insurance Commissioner

Judson succeeds Joseph Murphy, who stepped down from the post in December to join medical insurance company Coverys as chief operating officer.