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Gary Ledoux

After a car collision occurs, one must figure out how to get their car repaired, arrange alternative transportation and so on.

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a computer-aided means of keeping a vehicle in its lane and preventing or mitigating collisions, is a relatively new concept in the automotive world and even newer for the trucking world.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:42

In Reverse: The Birth of I-CAR

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As I-CAR celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, we thought it only fitting to provide some insight into the organization’s natal beginnings.

People have been repairing collision-damaged trucks since August Fruehauf stuck a trailer behind a Ford Model T in 1914 to create the first semi-trailer rig.

 

Truck Topics is a new series of articles seen periodically in Autobody News that is dedicated to the collision side of the heavy duty truck market.

 

We see them all the time---semi trucks, trailers, buses, RVs, dump trucks and other pieces of heavy equipment wrecked in what had to be a horrendous crash.

 

If the 1940s and 1950s marked the industry’s earliest “modern” beginnings and the 1960s signified the industry’s “grammar school” years, the 1970s could be seen as its teenage years.

 

By the mid-1950s, more than a million Americans had been in car accidents and died on the nation’s roads and highways.

 

Each month, collision industry trade magazines provide readers with a glimpse of the industry at that point in time.

Friday, 04 January 2019 23:53

In Reverse: Early DRP Programs of the 1960s

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In the 1960s, the concept of a direct repair program took several twists and turns before it got to the model we recognize today. Here are a few variations of that theme.

 

Anyone who lived through the 1960s knows what a turbulent time it was politically, socially and culturally. There were some profound changes in the collision repair trade as well.