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The United States House of Representatives is taking a crucial step to make America' s roadways safer by ensuring valuable information is easily accessible to consumers. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL) along with Representative Charles Bass (R-NH), introduced the Damaged Vehicle Information Act (H.R.6093) in September. 

Saturday, 30 September 2006 17:00

CIC and I-CAR: Summer industry meetings

If you didn't attend the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) and I-CAR annual meeting, both held in San Jose, California, in August, you may have missed out on some useful news and information shared at the meetings. 

Alleging their vehicles' emissions have contributed significantly to global warming, harmed the resources, infrastructure and environmental health of California, and cost the state millions of dollars to address current and future effects, attorney general Bill Lockyer filed a lawsuit against leading U.S. and Japanese auto manufacturers. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

CRA challenges BAR over Progressive license

It has been several months since Progressive Insurance opened its first Concierge location in the San Diego area without registering with the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). On May 11, the BAR determined - based upon an on-site visit - that the Progressive Service Center, in fact, met the requirements of an Auto Repair Dealer (ARD) and must register with the BAR. (Autobody News, July 2006)

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

OSHA renews alliance with CCAR

OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke signed a two-year Alliance renewal between the agency and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR). 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

Open letter to industry from NASTF


Charlie Gorman, chairman of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has issued an open letter to colleagues in the collision repair industry to tout NASTF's recent accomplishments and goals for the future.