Airplane repairer shows collision audience another industry valuing OEM procedures

An aviation technician last month told a VeriFacts Guild 21 call that aerospace repairers risked noncompliance by using anything other than that day’s repair procedures. The Aug. 13 webinar by aviation and power plant technician [...]

2020-09-15T07:08:55-04:00September 15th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

DOL clarifies rules on small-biz paid sick leave for COVID-19 illness, childcare

Rewritten Department of Labor guidance issued Friday might offer auto body shop employers, employees, and managers greater clarity on the federal COVID-19 paid sick leave rules for small businesses. The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” [...]

2020-09-14T16:54:07-04:00September 14th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

DOI clarifies rules on small-biz paid sick leave for COVID-19 illness, childcare

Rewritten Department of Labor guidance issued Friday might offer auto body shop employers, employees, and managers greater clarity on the federal COVID-19 paid sick leave rules for small businesses. The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” [...]

2020-09-14T15:53:55-04:00September 14th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Caliber QC process mentions measuring, scanning, OE procedures, matching factory look

Caliber this summer described a quality control process including OEM procedures, repair planning, “two sets of eyes” on every structural repair and visits from VeriFacts. “We’re happy to share this process with the rest of [...]

2020-09-14T07:09:22-04:00September 14th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Used vehicle costs rising, but possibly not enough to convert totals to repairables

Reduced OEM output of new vehicles and other factors related to COVID-19 might have prompted the current skyrocketing used vehicle costs. However, a CCC analyst earlier this month said the gains might not lead to [...]

2020-09-11T21:08:28-04:00September 11th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Consultant: Idea of subjectivity in safe and proper repair ‘absolutely nonsense’

A automotive claims consultant earlier this summer blasted the suggestion that the definition of a safe and proper repair was subjective. A written question submitted to a virtual Reuters Events’ Auto Insurance USA 2020 panel [...]

2020-09-11T18:08:56-04:00September 11th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

AASP-NJ: Insurers demanding same deal as DRP shop would owe same perks as well

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey last month offered repairers and consumers a defense against insurers attempting to force Garden State non-DRP shops to match DRP terms. Carriers might cite New Jersey 17:33B-36.1, [...]

2020-09-11T07:09:08-04:00September 11th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

CCC: August auto claims only down 14.9%, but miles driven remains an issue

Significant weather events helped keep work coming in to body shops during an August that opened with less traffic on the road, according to CCC. Overall, repairable auto appraisals last month fell 14.9 percent below [...]

2020-09-11T07:08:35-04:00September 11th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

NABC celebrates behind-the-scenes Recycled Rides help from OEMs

Typically, the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides efforts involve collision repairers securing parts for the restoration project from their own connections. For OEM parts, this would be the local dealership of the vehicle make [...]

2020-09-10T07:09:24-04:00September 10th, 2020|RDN News Feed|

Ford-State Farm, Ford-Metromile, Honda-Verisk among insurer-OEM telematics connections

The auto and insurance industries continue to see examples of OEMs opening up connected car data to carriers. Honda on Aug. 6 announced Honda and Acura owners with HondaLink and AcuraLink connected cars could opt-in [...]

2020-09-09T14:39:01-04:00September 9th, 2020|RDN News Feed|
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