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Urgent.ly Announces Collaboration With CCC for Towing Dispatch

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:57:20 +0000

Urgent.ly, the digital roadside assistance platform, announced it is working with CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) to contribute roadside assistance data and services to CCC’s recently launched connected data exchange.  CCC X will integrate Urgent.ly data into software-driven services to enable the automatic dispatch of the company’s more than 39,000 connected roadside assistance vehicles to […]

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Spanesi Americas Announces Distributors Awards

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:52:39 +0000

Spanesi Americas recently recognized individual distributors for their 2017 contributions and accomplishments during its ‘2018 Kick Off’ Distributor Meeting at its North American Operations Center in Illinois. Among those recognized, Steve Smith, owner of Automotive Collision Equipment of Florida for his earning of the “Distributor of the Year” award for 2017. Steve’s activities in the […]

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Deadline Extended for 2018 WIN Scholarship Program

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48:54 +0000

The application period for the 2018 WIN scholarship program has been extended to January 31, 2018.  WIN offers scholarships to provide tuition assistance, as well as educational and enrichment opportunities to qualified applicants. The program for 2018 consists of the College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship award. Scholarship requirement details and submission instructions are available […]

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AMi Approving Articles, Videos and Podcasts for Credit

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:43:27 +0000

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced it had begun the launch of its new “Alternate Methods of Learning” or AML Program.  The program makes AMi credits available for reading articles, watching videos or listening to podcasts.  The AML program will allow individuals pursuing an AMi certificate or designation to obtain additional elective credit hours and […]

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U.S. Auto Body Repair Prices, Auto Insurance and Inflation Through December 2017

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:32:32 +0000

Auto body repair prices in December up less than two percent compared to year ago. Auto insurance prices were up over seven percent during the same period. The most recent government figures on inflation through December 2017 indicate the rate of growth of auto body repair prices has decreased taking it to a quarter point […]

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Maaco Opens Location in New York State

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:51:26 +0000

Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting announced the opening of a new franchise at 1525 East Henrietta Rd., in Rochester, N.Y. The facility is owned by Gregg and Zak Sadwick. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maaco Auto Painting & […]

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PPG Partners with University of Michigan’s Mcity for Autonomous Vehicle Testing, Research

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:44:16 +0000

PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced its partnership with the University of Michigan’s (U-M’s) Mcity, a public-private partnership that brings together industry, government and academia to improve transportation safety, sustainability and accessibility for the benefit of the society. Mcity’s work includes operating the Mcity Test Facility, which is the world’s first purpose-built proving ground for testing autonomous […]

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I-CAR Launches Sustaining Partner Program To Support Collision Repair Industry

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:41:23 +0000

The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) announced today the formal launch of the organization’s new Sustaining Partner program. The program is designed to more fully engage insurers, OEMs, service providers and suppliers in support of I-CAR’s vision and mission in recognition of the value I-CAR creates for the industry and their respective organizations, […]

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NSF International Announces Partnership to Lead Collision Repair Shop Certification

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:34:37 +0000

Automotive collision repair industry experts Keith Risley and German Mejia will manage and grow NSF International’s automotive collision repair shop certification program NSF International announced it recently partnered with industry experts Keith Risley and German Mejia to help grow NSF International’s automotive shop certification program. With over 50 years of combined experience in the collision […]

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CIECA Announces 2018 Board Officers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:24:32 +0000

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees announced it has elected the following officers for the year 2018: Chair –   Clint Marlow, Allstate Insurance Vice Chair – Steve Betley, Insurance Auto Auctions Treasurer – Kim DeVallance Caron, Enterprise Holdings Secretary – Jeff Schroder, Car-Part.com Each of these officers will serve on the […]

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