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High School student wins SkillsUSA competition after promising instructor

After watching a SkillsUSA Collision Repair Technology competition at the state level last year, Elijah Stines turned to his Unake High School teacher and said, “I’m going to be your first national champion.”  Last month, [...]

2024-07-10T14:58:18-04:00July 10th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

“Who Pays?” survey finds more shops are researching OEM repair procedures

Sixty-one percent (more than 3 in 5) of shops said in the latest “Who Pays for What?” survey that they are researching OEM repair procedures on “all” or “most” of the vehicles they repair. That’s [...]

2024-07-09T14:30:03-04:00July 9th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

Progressive reaches $48M class action actual cash value settlement

Progressive has agreed to settle a class action total loss underpayment lawsuit for $48 million. The complaint was filed in July 2021, and later amended, in Southern New York District Court. The plaintiffs allege Progressive [...]

2024-07-09T14:29:32-04:00July 9th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

Post-crash inspections uncover chronic air bag deformities

In a recent Autobody News column, Collision Advice President Mike Anderson shared a startling example of what can go wrong when safety inspections aren’t conducted on air bags post-collision. The example comes from a conversation [...]

2024-07-09T00:44:44-04:00July 9th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

Tech school and shop say I-CAR Academy curriculum modern improvement for hands-on learning

I-CAR’s latest curriculum, I-CAR Academy, which replaces its Professional Development Program Education Edition (PDPEE), is a vast improvement for schools, according to a Texas instructor. Raven Hartkopf, Collin College collision technology professor, said the school’s [...]

2024-07-09T00:44:13-04:00July 9th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

EVs pose more repair problems and sales are up, reports find

According to J.D. Power’s most recent U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), there are, on average, 195 problems per 100 (PP100) 2024 model year vehicles within franchise dealership repair visits, and even more issues with premium [...]

2024-07-06T14:57:52-04:00July 6th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

WIN scholarship campaign raises nearly $10K in additional funds to support collision repair techs

The 2024 Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Scholarship Fundraiser Walk and Donations programs raised $9,670 in additional money to support a record 30 student scholarships. WIN scholarships are presented annually to deserving post-secondary collision repair technology [...]

2024-07-06T14:57:20-04:00July 6th, 2024|RDN News Feed|
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