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Efforts to crack down on uninsured motorists in the U.S. appear to be having little effect, according to the most recent findings from the Insurance Research Council (IRC).

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Though the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) does not have jurisdiction over auto body shops beyond the more than 4,000 in the Golden State, some information shared by BAR Chief Patrick Dorais in a recent webinar could be instructive to shops elsewhere as well.

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Do your customers trust you? If so, how and if not---why?

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One of the issues I have written and spoken about most passionately recently---including being quoted in an article on the front page of Autobody News in April---is my belief the post-collision safety inspections called for by most automakers are the single biggest friction point in the collision repair industry right now.

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An effective health and safety program can help collision repair facilities reduce injury and illness rates, decrease workers’ compensation costs, increase productivity and improve morale across the workforce, according to Wayne Curtis, director of field services at KPA.

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California-based employment law attorney Cory King told Collision Industry Conference (CIC) attendees in April that while employers can require workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19, they should make sure they get legal guidance in doing so to avoid violating any state or federal regulations.

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If you’ve been in the collision repair industry in any capacity within the last decade or so, you likely know who Gary Ledoux is.

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Back in the 1980s, podcasting was known as "audio blogging" and there were less than 200 of them in existence. With the advent of broadband internet access and portable digital audio playback devices such as the iPod, podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004.

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Clay Hoberecht, owner of Best Body Shop in Kansas, said he is crazy about three things: his customers, their cars and his team.

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Driving trend information in a report issued earlier this year by Arity, the data analytics company owned by Allstate, offered a suggestion that harder hits and total losses may have been up over the past year, even as claims counts, as reported by CCC Information Services, were down 21% for 2020.