John Yoswick

John Yoswick is a freelance automotive writer based in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing about the collision industry since 1988. He is the editor of the weekly CRASH Network (for a free 4-week trial subscription, visit www.CrashNetwork.com).

He can be contacted at jyoswick@SpiritOne.com. 

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Lobbyist Will Nordwind of the Quality Parts Coalition said his organization is pushing federal legislation to reduce automakers’ parts patents from 14 years to just 30 months.

 

Federal and state legislation related to non-OEM parts was a key topic at the recent Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) convention. About 150 people, primarily representing manufacturers or distributors of non-OEM parts, attended the event, held in Atlanta.

CIC Pittsburgh Frank Terlep
Frank Terlep.

 

CCC Information Services’ newly-launched “Secure Share” generated both questions and criticisms at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in late April, although the company wasn’t there to respond.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 22:31

The Pros and Cons of Getting OEM Certified

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Collision Shop OEM Rick Starbard
Rick Starbard

 

Are automaker shop certifications a potential substitute for collision repair shops seeking less dependence on insurer direct repair programs?

Who Pays Logo 2017

 

Automaker repair procedures and position statements have a clear and positive effect for repairers looking to get reimbursed for “not-included” items.

The value of pre-scanning collision-damaged vehicles was reiterated a number of times by panelists at the recent Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Palm Springs, CA.

Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:56

Retro News: January 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012

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In 1997, Georgia shop owner Gene Hamilton suggested that the money industry vendors were spending on large parties at the annual NACE convention could be used to address larger industry issues.

 

CIC ends parts test-fit demonstrations, feds launch new insurance oversight agency

The “OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit,” hosted in November by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, gave representatives of the automakers an opportunity to weigh in on a variety of topics raised by collision repairers.

As another new year begins, the collision industry can expect more big changes in terms of vehicle technology, repair requirements, judicial and regulatory actions, state and federal legislation, and insurer involvement in the claims process.

 

Here’s a look at some of what’s in store for the coming 12 months.

Jack Rozint

Jack Rozint, Vice President of Sales & Services, Repair for Auto Physical Damage Business Unit, Mitchell International, Inc. and CIC Committee Chair

 

Scanning of vehicles for diagnostic trouble codes as part of the collision repair process continued to be a key topic at meetings held in conjunction with SEMA in Las Vegas in November. A Collision Industry Conference (CIC) committee examining some of the issues the industry needs to address related to scanning, for example, reported in Las Vegas that it continues to identify as many questions as answers.

Thursday, 17 November 2016 23:13

Retro News: December 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011

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Retro News

 

NACE in '96, Insurer-Owned Body Shops, CIC on Estimates, DuPont Seeks Buyers

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