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CAPA: Parking sensor certification includes ISO standards; first headlamp tab kits ‘verified’

The Certified Automotive Parts Association on Thursday announced it had created a Standard 703 for ultrasonic parking sensors. The protocol “may be expanded to include other types of sensors in the future,” CAPA wrote in [...]

2020-05-27T07:08:38-04:00May 27th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

3M: Look to environment, air, time — not filler — for rust issues

Did you get rust under your body filler? Don’t blame the mud, according to 3M senior technical service engineer Ricky Miller. “This is a big topic,” he said of the rust-under-filler issue during a 3M [...]

2020-05-26T17:08:37-04:00May 26th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Dent Wizard goes beyond ‘post and pray,’ finds recruiting success

When Dent Wizard senior manager of talent acquisition and talent strategy Tony Suzda arrived at the company a few years ago, there was a “very simple process.” It relied on what recruiters call “‘post and [...]

2020-05-26T07:09:14-04:00May 26th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Structured, attentive process helped Dent Wizard recruit 1,200+ in a year

Eventually, this too shall pass. The COVID-19 coronavirus response will ease, and Americans will flood back onto the roads and produce an industry worth of crashes. At this point, shops will likely once again find [...]

2020-05-26T07:08:43-04:00May 26th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Hertz will continue operating, paying new bills after Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Car rental giant Hertz Global Holdings announced Friday it and multiple subsidiaries had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but the company would remain open and be able to pay new vendors. “Hertz has over [...]

2020-05-25T11:26:07-04:00May 25th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Catch up on all the non-COVID-19 news you might have missed

Believe it or not, the past two months have seen some news besides the COVID-19 coronavirus. It’s understandable if readers ignored it and focused on articles related to protecting collision repair colleagues, customers, and livelihoods [...]

2020-05-22T16:53:27-04:00May 22nd, 2020|RDN News Feed|

U.K. collision trade group NBRA asks insurers to ease repair networks’ COVID-19 pain

A United Kingdom auto body repair trade group has called on insurers to offer pricing concessions to network collision repairers reeling from reduced demand. The National Body Repair Association’s suggestions might offer ideas for U.S. [...]

2020-05-22T07:23:58-04:00May 22nd, 2020|RDN News Feed|

2021 Hyundai Elantra: More hot-stamped steel, ‘unconventional lines’

Collision repairers will need to be mindful of both the structure and surface on the next-generation 2021 Hyundai Elantra revealed earlier this year. In addition to carrying Hyundai’s lighter but stronger third-generation K3 platform, the [...]

2020-05-21T11:09:25-04:00May 21st, 2020|RDN News Feed|

OSHA establishes new COVID-19 biz recording rules, will increase physical inspections

Auto body shop owners whose employees come down with the COVID-19 coronavirus might need to record it using revised rules OSHA unveiled Tuesday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said companies must record any “work-related” [...]

2020-05-20T21:39:03-04:00May 20th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Enterprise: Shop closures, customer behavior linked to COVID-19 issue drove up rental lengths

Enterprise data indicates length of rental climbed significantly in April from a year ago, with the rental giant offering an analysis crediting the COVID-19’s “unique disruptions to existing processes and customers’ lives” as the root [...]

2020-05-20T18:54:07-04:00May 20th, 2020|RDN News Feed|