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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced Sept. 13 that its current relief efforts to Hurricane Harvey victims would be extended to Hurricane Irma victims as well.  

Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:27

Allstate and Travelers Likely Spared From Worst Hurricane Irma, Harvey Damages

Written by Bradley Keoun, TheStreet

The back-to-back natural catastrophes of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are proving to be little more than a minor calamity to the U.S. insurance industry, with big providers like Allstate Corp. and Travelers Cos. now projected to handle claims without even suffering a quarterly loss.

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) took immediate action to expand urgent storm response efforts for aftermarket families in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

In a recently released study about autonomous vehicles, automotive marketing consulting firm AutoPacific found that 54 percent of vehicle owners think that self-driving vehicles are a "good idea," and 23 percent are interested in owning one. 

The Driven Brands Charitable Foundation (DBCF) has partnered with parent company Driven Brands’ retail automotive brands to help raise funds for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief through the American Red Cross.  

As part of the organization’s ongoing support of U.S. Armed Forces’ veterans and families, Service King Collision Repair Centers recently announced the company surpassed another milestone in its Mission 2 Hire program.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Florida, Houston and many other Gulf communities have been left with high water, overflowing rivers and water-logged damage.

Monday, 18 September 2017 21:48

New Types of Claims Management ‘Insurtech’ Could Disrupt Auto Body Industry

Written by John Huetter, Repairer Driven News

Developments in “insurtech” could radically change how collision repairers interact with insurers and customers in the next few years — and the nature of that disruption will depend on how automated and “touchless” a claims managment method the carrier chooses.

According to recent industry reports, and confirmed by Autobody News, LKQ Corporation recently expanded their OE parts offering.

A free white paper from GMB North America examines the costs of selling, distributing and installing low-quality auto parts, and illustrates how many of these costs are hidden.

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