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DEG: WMABA joins sponsors helping keep auto body industry resource free

The Database Enhancement Gateway on Wednesday recognized the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association as its latest Silver-level sponsor. The DEG is a free resource allowing repairers and insurers to solicit clarification and changes from the [...]

2020-02-27T07:07:28-05:00February 27th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Toyota: Nationwide partnership uses OEM parts, promotes certified auto body shops

Nationwide on Monday announced a new insurance product which will use connected car data from late-model Toyota vehicles and give discounts of up to 40 percent for good drivers. The program is similar to a [...]

2020-02-26T14:07:18-05:00February 26th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

N.Y. auto body teacher named CREF ‘Instructor of the Year’

The Collision Repair Education Foundation last month celebrated New York collision instructor Brian McDonnell as its 2019 “Instructor of the Year.” “The Instructor of the Year Award recognizes an instructor who has gone above and [...]

2020-02-26T12:07:47-05:00February 26th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Ford: Partnership with Nationwide offers OEM parts, discounts from connected car driving data

Ford on Friday announced it would offer motorists the ability to use vehicle driving data for discounted Nationwide usage-based insurance. Vehicle owners in 39 states can use their FordPass or Lincoln Way apps to quickly [...]

2020-02-26T07:08:32-05:00February 26th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Iowa Supreme Court: Homeowner’s AOB voided after contractor acted like public adjuster without license

The Iowa Supreme Court this month upheld lower court rulings that a contractor’s assignment of benefits was unenforceable because the company also acted like a public adjuster without a license. The court used its Feb. [...]

2020-02-25T14:52:27-05:00February 25th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Merlin Law Group guest column: The issue of ‘churn and burn’ in homeowner appraisals

Editor’s note: The Merlin Law Group’s blog this month featured a fascinating account by an anonymous independent adjuster on the problem of “churn and burn” in residential claims after a major storm. We thought collision [...]

2020-02-25T07:23:02-05:00February 25th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

CIC student survey notebook: Path for advancement, 4-year degrees, job-seeker demographics

Recently released Collision Industry Conference Talent Pool Committee survey results contained other valuable information for employers besides entry-level job-seekers’ salary expectations. Here’s our reporter’s notebook rounding up other noteworthy tidbits from the report, which polled [...]

2020-02-24T16:22:47-05:00February 24th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

CIC study: Two-thirds of CREF auto career fair students expect $50K or less in first job

Think Millennials feel too entitled to accept the collision repair jobs and pay you offer? Think again. A Collision Industry Conference survey of more than 200 Collision Repair Education Foundation career fair participants found about [...]

2020-02-24T13:52:48-05:00February 24th, 2020|RDN News Feed|