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Finding quality people to hire is perennially a top concern of collision repairers, and owners and managers might improve their odds of doing so with...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 16, 2018, 6:35 pm
Auto body shops and trade schools looking to hire and foster the next generation of technicians might want to take a note from some of...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 16, 2018, 6:35 pm
United Kingdom-based Belron subsidary Autoglass announced Thursday it had “successfully trialled” an artificial intelligence which could make repair or replace decisions based on a photo...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ latest corporate member offers a one-stop comprehensive suite of insurance lines for businesses like collision repairers. Intrepid Direct seeks...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
Purdue announced last month researchers have developed a means of changing aluminum’s microstructure to boost ductility and produce strength equivalent to stainless steel, and the...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:00 pm
The Collision Industry Conference slides and our coverage Monday provide an opportunity to learn about the “Kool Tools” from the 2017 SEMA show, but nothing...
Author: Repairer Driven News
Posted: February 14, 2018, 8:44 pm
A bill allowing insurers to use large geographic areas in labor rate surveys and whatever non-survey methodology they feel “reasonably” calculates prevailing rates has been...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 14, 2018, 5:47 pm
Collision frequency and severity are likely to grow over the “next several years” based on national trends, CCC Director and analyst Susanna Gotsch said last...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 14, 2018, 12:00 pm
A new West Virginia Senate bill would only allow new OEM parts on vehicles 3 years old or younger, closing off the opportunity for collision...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 13, 2018, 9:00 pm
Collision repairers might want to pay attention to recent OEM forays into vehicle subscription services — particularly now that Ford announced plans to expand its...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: February 13, 2018, 8:09 pm