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Canoo delivers first EVs, signs contract with LA shuttle company

Electric vehicle (EV) startup Canoo Technologies says it has delivered its first vehicles from its Oklahoma plant as part of a purchase contract with the state government for up to 1,000 EVs. Three vehicles were [...]

2023-11-25T05:39:46-05:00November 25th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Drowsy & distracted driving prompt calls to action, enforcement campaigns

As a number of initiatives are underway to discourage distracted driving, a new report highlights drowsy driving as another risky behavior requiring intervention. The National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2023 Drowsy Driving Survey, released this month, [...]

2023-11-25T05:39:15-05:00November 25th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

NAIC proposes elimination of repair center consumer protections

Proposed changes to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)’s Public Adjusters Licensing Model Act, which is used by state legislators as a template for bills, would eliminate the assignment of benefits (AOB) from customers [...]

2023-11-23T06:44:32-05:00November 23rd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

NTSB recommends intelligent speed assistance on all new vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s investigation of a multi-vehicle collision in North Las Vegas, Nevada last year has prompted the board to recommend intelligent speed assistance (ISA) technology be required in all new vehicles. [...]

2023-11-23T06:44:01-05:00November 23rd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Solera reports changes to blend refinish threshold fully implemented

Audatex/Solera has implemented its shift away from previously defaulted blend refinish formulas within its estimating system, giving repairers more flexibility on labor hours charged. As of October, repairers using Audatex can specify profile settings for [...]

2023-11-22T06:07:12-05:00November 22nd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Industry weighs in on windshield replacement cost expectations

Replacing a modern vehicle’s windshield can be costlier than some mainstream media reports indicate, as the technology they’re equipped with have made repairs more costly and time consuming. According to the Insurance Journal, for example, [...]

2023-11-22T06:06:41-05:00November 22nd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

UAW Big Three strike over, ratified agreements include historic raises & perks

The United Auto Workers union members have ratified new contracts with each of the Big Three automakers, including raises ranging from 33% to 160% over the next four-and-a-half years. After the historic “Stand Up Strike,” [...]

2023-11-22T06:06:09-05:00November 22nd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

GEICO lawsuit against glass company prompts 2 questions to FL Supreme Court

Unable to rule on GEICO’s appeal of a Florida district court order that sided with Glassco Auto Glass in its claim payment lawsuit against the carrier, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has sent [...]

2023-11-20T13:16:15-05:00November 20th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Employee tenure nearly doubles when easy, affordable health plan offered

A recent whitepaper from Decisely, a benefits, human resources, and compliance management services company, focuses on the importance of health benefits in employee retention noting that the investment also builds employee morale and workplace culture. [...]

2023-11-20T13:15:44-05:00November 20th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Wisconsin lobbyist quizzes insurance commissioner on indemnification, claims handling

A lobbyist with Wisconsin Collision Repair Professionals (WCRP) secured a meeting with the state’s insurance commissioner to discuss “disturbing trends” in the relationship between collision repair facilities and insurers. Jolene Plautz, who works with the [...]

2023-11-20T13:15:13-05:00November 20th, 2023|RDN News Feed|


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