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Grade auto insurers with latest CRASH Network ‘Report Card’ survey for body shops

CRASH Network on Tuesday urged collision repairers to take the latest version of its anonymous “Insurer Report Card” survey, calling it a chance to educate consumers. “The opinion of collision repair professionals, who deal with [...]

2019-11-12T15:37:22-05:00November 12th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

LKQ announces ADAS ‘Promise of Calibration,’ indemnification on its companies’ work

LKQ on Wednesday announced both a guarantee its recycled and aftermarket parts could be calibrated and a “full indemnification” of any shop relying on its calibration companies’ services. “LKQ Corporation (LKQ) warrants that all recycled [...]

2019-11-12T13:08:26-05:00November 12th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

‘Build your own pipeline’ for veterans, other job candidates with apprenticeships

Department of Labor Office of Strategic Outreach regional veterans employment coordinator Roxann Griffith said companies tell her they can’t find the talent they need. “‘Build your own pipeline,'” she said she frequently advises businesses. Griffith [...]

2019-11-11T18:07:28-05:00November 11th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

DOL: Resources exist for body shops seeking to fill tech shortage with veterans

Collision repairers willing to meet veterans halfway might find a tremendous pool of candidates to fill open jobs — and the government covering the bill for connecting with them. Department of Labor Office of Strategic [...]

2019-11-11T17:07:21-05:00November 11th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

Tarr steps down as CEO of Audatex parent Solera; company says transition shouldn’t affect customers

Just a few months after replacing founder Tony Aquila at the helm, Solera CEO Jeff Tarr has stepped down. The Audatex and APU parent company announced Tarr’s departure Tuesday and said board member Darko Dejanovic, [...]

2019-11-09T01:37:18-05:00November 9th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

I-CAR shrinks board, creates ‘Associate Member’ program, will replace ISACs with ‘Member Council’

I-CAR said its members voted Thursday to shrink the organization’s 22-seat board and grant a new nonvoting “Associate Member” status to all Platinum technicians, Gold Class shops, vo-tech schools, committee chairs and Sustaining Partners. Members [...]

2019-11-09T00:52:25-05:00November 9th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

CIECA, BodyShop Business, CIF, CREF, I-CAR, NABC bestow awards; AMI marks grads (gallery)

Leading nonprofits and BodyShop Business on Wednesday announced some of the collision repair industry’s greatest charitable and professional achievements during the third annual Red Carpet Awards Breakfast. “I see members of our industry coming together [...]

2019-11-08T00:53:19-05:00November 8th, 2019|RDN News Feed|

CCC confirms no info shared with CARFAX; CIC panel to demand companies follow data ‘Golden Rules’

CCC quality repair and market development Vice President on Tuesday confirmed the company wasn’t sharing collision repairers’ data with CARFAX and offered ways to shut down whoever was. “We don’t share data with CARFAX, never [...]

2019-11-07T23:07:36-05:00November 7th, 2019|RDN News Feed|