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Traffic Volume Up 2.2% in January

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:57 +0000

All five regions reported increases in traffic volume in January versus 2016. Travel for the month of January is estimated at 242.3 billion vehicle miles nationwide according to the most recent data released by the Federal Highway Administration. The January result continues the trend of increased driving that had led to the growth in both […]

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Legislation to Eliminate Insurance Company Vendor Requirements Reintroduced in New York

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:10 +0000

Would prohibit requirement that collision repair facility use a specific vendor or process for parts or materials purchases. A bill that would make it illegal for insurance companies to from requiring repair shops to use specific vendors or processes for the acquisition of collision repair parts and materials has been reintroduced in New York. Assembly […]

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House Passes Legislation to Eliminate Antitrust Exemption on Health Insurance, Possible Precedent for Repeal of Property-Casualty Exemption

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:27:02 +0000

Insurance group concerned about impact on other types of insurance. ASA sees opportunity for meaningful insurance reform. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 on Wednesday by a vote of 416-7. The bill would repeal the limited antitrust exemption for health insurers established by the McCarran-Ferguson […]

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Coalition of European Car Repair, Insurance, Leasing, Automotive Aftermarket Groups and Consumers Call for Robust Regulatory Framework for Vehicle Telematics Systems

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:17:15 +0000

Group believes regulation necessary to preserve competition with level-playing field to access vehicle diagnostics and data streams. Issue key for repair industry as need to diagnostic system access increases. A broad coalition of the automotive aftermarket industry and motorists representatives is calling upon the European Union (EU) to create a robust regulatory framework for an inter-operable […]

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XPEL and 3M Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:36:15 +0000

XPEL Technologies Corp., a supplier of automotive paint protection and window protection films, and 3M, announced they have reached a settlement agreement in a patent infringement lawsuit that was filed in December 2015. “I am pleased we have been able to resolve this matter and look forward to continuing to deliver high-quality products and services […]

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Mike’s Auto Body In-House Training Program Graduates Second Technician Class

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:15:32 +0000

Mike’s Auto Body, the California-based multiple collision repair shop operator, announced that four students have graduated from the company’s in-house training program on February 27. When Lorenzo Algood graduated from the Metal Tech Training Program with three others onat the company’s training facility in Antioch, Calif., it was also a celebration for the entire Algood […]

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CARSTAR Adds Express Collision Repair Center in Barrie, Ontario

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:09:28 +0000

CARSTAR Canada is proud to announce the opening of its newest location CARSTAR Express Barrie, owned by multi-CARSTAR store owner’s Frank and Bernice DiVito. CARSTAR Express Barrie is located at 580 Bayfield Street in Barrie, Ontario. The DiVito’s have grown from having a privately owned business in Toronto, to opening their second CARSTAR location in Barrie. […]

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Collision Repair Provider Definition on Agenda at April CIC Meeting

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:50:36 +0000

Latest version of former Class A definition available online to review. At the next Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting, being held April 19-20, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the conference’s Definitions Committee will revisit a long-time project on the work formerly known as the Minimum Recommended Requirements for a ‘Class A’ Collision Repair Facility, now drafted and […]

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TechnaGlass Purchases Franchises in Ohio and Utah

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:32:13 +0000

TechnaGlass, the regional automotive glass repair and replacement company, reported that it has purchased the Cincinnati, Ohio and St. George, Utah franchises of TechnaGlass as part of its strategy to operate and develop company owned units. In Ohio, Joe Dills, the former TechnaGlass franchisee will remain with the company and will oversee sales and marketing […]

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Auto Body Association of Texas Inaugural Skeet Shoot May 3

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:19:59 +0000

The Auto Body Association of Texas is holding its First Annual Skeet Shoot, May 3rd, at Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, Texas.  Space at the event is limited.  Additional information and a registration form is available online. Shotgun rental, training and safety orientation is available at Elm Fork.   All guns must meet Elm Fork […]

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