Tex. House passes ‘loser pays’ auto policy appraisal clause requirement

The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 91-50 in favor of a bill requiring insurers to include appraisal clauses within their auto policies. House Bill 2534, if passed by the Senate and signed into [...]

2021-05-14T19:21:10-04:00May 14th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Hyundai, Genesis to launch Canadian auto body networks with Certified Collision Care

Assured Performance’s Canadian subsidiary Certified Collision Care on Wednesday announced it would manage certified Hyundai and Genesis auto body repair networks in that country. Certified Collision Care already manages networks for multiple other Canadian OEMs, [...]

2021-05-14T07:21:04-04:00May 14th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Inslee vetoes Wash. 2030 EV text, calls goal ‘too important’ to be conditional on road use charge

Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee killed a near-term electric car directive in order to save it, according to his veto message. The governor issued a partial veto of Section 6 of House Bill 1287, which [...]

2021-05-13T21:21:04-04:00May 13th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Boyd: All Gerber production auto body shops restored; tech development restarted

Boyd Group Services CEO Tim O’Day announced Wednesday the company had resumed normal production at all Gerber Collision facilities it had converted to intake centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conglomerate made the decision to [...]

2021-05-13T16:51:05-04:00May 13th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Auto body shop HR attorney: Employers can require COVID-19 vaccines — but tread carefully

Collision industry human resources attorney Cory King last month said body shops and other companies can demand workers receive COVID-19 coronavirus vaccinations. However, the business could find itself in a “pack of trouble” without first [...]

2021-05-13T07:21:35-04:00May 13th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Collision Advice, asTech challenge aftermarket scan tool suitability for collision repair

67 percent of 2020 “Who Pays for What?” study respondents said they used aftermarket scanning equipment at least some of the time, a practice survey co-author Mike Anderson blasted in a webinar late last month. [...]

2021-05-13T07:21:05-04:00May 13th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

AASP-Massachusetts calls DRPs ‘detriment to our industry’ in position statement

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts on Tuesday announced a position statement stressing it would represent both direct repair program and non-DRP shops but called DRP conditions “a detriment” and a possible liability [...]

2021-05-12T13:52:39-04:00May 12th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

FTC relays LKQ, ABPA, Safelite critiques of OEM collision practices in report to Congress

A Thursday Federal Trade Commission report to Congress on manufacturer control of product repairs highlights criticisms of auto industry practices relevant to the collision repair industry. The FTC described LKQ attacking parts restricted to certified [...]

2021-05-12T13:52:08-04:00May 12th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

WIN awards $11K in scholarships to ‘future of collision repair’

The Women’s Industry Network on Thursday announced it had awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 female collision repair postsecondary students. The 11 winners will also receive free registration at the 2021 WIN Educational Conference and mentoring [...]

2021-05-10T17:21:07-04:00May 10th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Size, parts, equipment: Mazda elaborates on plans, policies for certified auto body repair network

Mazda will not require dealer sponsorship, cap the number of facilities, or ban alternative parts in its certified Mazda Collision Network, the OEM confirmed Saturday in an interview exploring and explaining multiple aspects of the [...]

2021-05-10T13:51:05-04:00May 10th, 2021|RDN News Feed|
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