Neb. bills would set 75% threshold for totals, increase minimum auto property damage coverage

A bill supported by the Nebraska Auto Body Association would forbid insurers from totaling out a vehicle for a repair bill lower than 75 percent of actual cash value. Nebraska Legislative Bill 602 would in [...]

2021-02-26T16:51:11-05:00February 26th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Neb. bill requires OEM auto parts for first 3 years of vehicle life, holds insurers to procedures

A new Nebraska bill would prohibit insurers from requiring aftermarket parts on vehicles aged 3 years or less at the time of the crash. “People who just bought a new car do not want aftermarket [...]

2021-02-26T13:51:12-05:00February 26th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Ill. auto body shop owner, consultant address misconceptions on OEM certification

An OEM certification won’t produce repair volume unless a collision repair facility does the legwork to market itself, an Illinois body shop manager said Tuesday. Body Builders Auto general manager Joe Phillippi called it one [...]

2021-02-26T07:21:05-05:00February 26th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

asTech buys calibration requirement detector adasThink

Scan tool manufacturer and calibration sublet provider asTech announced Wednesday it had purchased adasThink, a software platform which alerts shops to calibration operations required on a vehicle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AdasThink [...]

2021-02-25T10:51:05-05:00February 25th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Push for common ADAS terms welcomes CIC adoption into industry wiki

“Clearing the Confusion” developers have given the Collision Industry Conference “their blessing” to reproduce and use the SAE generic nomenclature for various advanced driver assistance systems, a CIC committee co-chair said last month. This final [...]

2021-02-25T07:51:05-05:00February 25th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Guest column: EPA ‘Reg Nav Tool’ lets body shops see if they quality for 6H exemption

Editor’s note: As a collision repairer spraying coatings, you’re by default regulated under the “6H” rule. But you might be eligible for an exemption. A new Environmental Protection Agency tool will help shops easily figure [...]

2021-02-25T07:21:04-05:00February 25th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

CCRE Treasurer Rick Dotterer remembered as advocate, taught paint and materials invoicing

Pennsylvania and national trade groups this week honored body shop owner and industry advocate Gerald “Rick” Dotterer, who died suddenly Saturday after contracting COVID-19. He was 63. A second-generation shop owner, Dotterer ran Royersford, Pa.-based [...]

2021-02-23T16:21:05-05:00February 23rd, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Wisc. auto body trade group changes name to stress ‘Professionals’

Wisconsin’s auto body repair trade group announced this month it has changed its name of 50 years. The former Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Limited (“WACTAL”) will now be known as Wisconsin Collision Repair Professionals [...]

2021-02-23T07:21:04-05:00February 23rd, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Biden: Smallest businesses get two exclusive weeks to pursue PPP loans

The Biden administration on Monday announced a two-week window in which only companies with fewer than 20 employees would be considered for first or second Paycheck Protection Program loans. The loan application exclusivity period begins [...]

2021-02-22T17:21:05-05:00February 22nd, 2021|RDN News Feed|
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