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When the coronavirus restrictions were first put into place, body shops across the globe were faced with new challenges.

Fix Auto USA announced June 15 the network’s continued growth with the addition of seven new franchise locations.

When he was young, Chris Walker’s love of cars got him in trouble with his mother.

From May 20–29, SEMA conducted a survey of more than 1,800 professionals within the specialty-equipment industry.

The Tennessee Senate advanced legislation June 11 that would provide nursing homes, grocery stores and other businesses sweeping protections from coronavirus lawsuits.

Ford and General Motors both say they’re on track to get North American production up and running again at schedules approaching pre-pandemic levels within the next few weeks.

Despite a potential $10 billion hole in its $92.3 billion fiscal year 2021 budget fostered by the COVID-19 economic shutdown, Florida’s conservative fiscal policies and robust economy will help it retain its AAA bond rating with at least two of the nation’s three top credit rating agencies.

New York state’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis continues as the state hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced the number of new cases.

UAW Local 2250 President Glenn Kage knows exactly when he will go to General Motors for a "serious conversation" about shutting down the Wentzville Assembly plant for 14 days because of workers with coronavirus.

If you're in the market for used cars, you should check out Hertz.

During the coronavirus shutdowns, we gearheads have seen races, shows and other events canceled right and left. Even car museums shuttered their doors.

The Tennessee Collision Repairers Association (TCRA) was established in 2007 but has hit a lull in recent years. That’s about to change with the appointment of Josh Kent as the association’s executive director.

As shops focus on providing a safe environment for both customers and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, AASP/MA has received notice of a variety of collision repair industry related concerns.

2020 isn’t an easy year for anyone.

BMW is celebrating a new milestone in the U.S., the production of its 5 millionth vehicle, which will remain at the factory and become part of the company’s historic collection.

A Dodge dealership in San Leandro, CA, became one of the biggest targets during a night of violent riots and intense looting on June 1, following the recent death of George Floyd, after his neck was pinned by the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest.

Binswanger Glass is fabricating moe than 2,000 polycarbonate shields for polling locations to use in the 2020 primary and general elections in Kansas.

From the time Dean Fisher was very young, he was a car enthusiast.

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Coastal Collision & Glass Inc., an automotive body repair shop based in Surfside Beach, SC, has paid $21,874 in back wages and liquidated damages to six employees to resolve overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.)

While Illinois businesses and consumers contend with some of the most-restrictive COVID-19 rules in the country, neighboring states are lifting restrictions and opening up further.

Ford Motor Company issued a statement outlining what it says is the need for OEM glass to be used in replacement on the company’s vehicles.

A Ford F-150 master cylinder recall includes nearly 344,000 trucks to replace the brake master cylinders and possibly the brake boosters.

On June 10, the Karen Clark & Company (KCC) released estimates on the insured loss from Tropical Storm Cristobal that hit Louisiana earlier this week.

Amy and Tony Perrino were sitting in their Willoughby Hills, OH, living room around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018, planning a vacation on Amy’s tablet, when Tony got an emergency call from an employee.

Toyota is no longer the most valuable automaker in the world.

The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) in California has arrested a former auto repair employee on suspicion of murder, after an owner of the auto repair shop was found dead in his office.

Following days of riots and protests in cities and towns across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death, there are many questions concerning insurance coverage, how to manage the risks and what other factors business and property owners should address in the aftermath.

The Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Ltd (WACTAL) is pleased to welcome new Executive Director Deb Brunett.

Driver mistakes play a role in virtually all crashes.

There was once a little mouse that caused a big problem.

Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:19

Remsen, NY, Firefighters Welcome New Rig

The Remsen, NY, Volunteer Fire Department welcomed a “new to us” pumper truck for their fleet.

Geoffrey M. Palermo was charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud and making false statements in a loan application in connection with multiple schemes to defraud, spanning from 2013 to 2020, announced U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson, FBI Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Western Region Special Agent in Charge Weston King.

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., one of the largest online providers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, announced June 1 it would open a new 210,000-square foot distribution center in Grand Prairie, TX.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, a national leader in specialized technical training, including automotive technology, the skilled trades, health care, IT, culinary and cosmetology, announced it has re-opened its Grand Prairie, TX, campus and resumed on-site instruction on a limited basis.

Thursday, 11 June 2020 17:01

AkzoNobel Weathering COVID-19 Storm

As the complex situation regarding the global pandemic continues to evolve, AkzoNobel remains focused on ensuring employee health and safety and maintaining business continuity.

Shares of Tesla opened June 10 at new highs, crossing $1,000 per share as investors weighed in on rumors of the Tesla Semi’s initial production push.

Volkswagen of America and VW Credit, Inc. announced the availability of remote digital signatures across the Volkswagen dealer network to offer customers and dealers flexibility during the pandemic.

Penske Automotive Group provided an operational update on its business on June 9, stating automotive retail business conditions have improved compared to March and April.

After flattening out in May, U.S. auto sales ended the month with an unexpected burst of demand, but whether the sudden upturn---that saw many cities actually exceed pre-pandemic forecasts---will last is far from certain.

A new, premium exhaust filter for paint booths is now available for collision repair shops, industrial manufacturers and aircraft finishers, among others.

Longtime Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) leader E.K. “Chic” Fox died at home in Indiatlantic, FL, on June 6 after a long illness.

Do you wish to know how Symach customer AXIOM UK is dealing with COVID-19?

Rioting that erupted in cities across the country after peaceful protests mourning the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis may rival the 1992 Los Angeles riots to become the most costly civil disorder for insurers in U.S. history.

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG on June 10 signed agreements expanding their global alliance to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers by leveraging complementary strengths in midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles.

Photo estimates and artificial intelligence-supported claims have expanded at a record pace, exceeding double-digit growth since the beginning of the year, according to CCC Information Services Inc.

Over the last two weeks, the nation has come together in protest of police brutality against black individuals following the death of George Floyd.

A man in Detroit has been accused by federal authorities of fraudulently receiving COVID-19 relief money and using it to buy several cars.

Honda is having to deal with a global computer network disruption, which led to the carmaker cutting some production in North America.

As Pennsylvania moves into the recovery era from the COVID-19 pandemic, some $225 million of the $2.6 billion in federal coronavirus relief money the state received will be directed to help small businesses get back on their feet.

New coronavirus cases across New York dipped to pre-shutdown levels, adding fuel to accelerating efforts to reopen New York City, Hudson Valley and Long Island next week, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

In a deal with federal authorities, former UAW President Gary Jones faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $1 million in union funds for his personal use and to a separate count of tax evasion while the union remains under scrutiny.

Auto sales are "booming" for dealer Walt Tutak at Matthews-Hargreaves Chevrolet in Royal Oak, MI, after he shut his showroom for eight weeks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. 

Wheels and batteries were stolen overnight June 7 from cars being repaired to donate to veterans at Galen's Auto Body in Columbia, MO.

Tesla outlined its goal for responsible cobalt sourcing in its latest 2019 Impact Report, released on June 8.

When the coronavirus restrictions were first put into place, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) recognized the challenges being faced by the industry.

A Fiat Chrysler spot leads iSpot.tv’s ranking of the most-viewed automotive commercials---the ads that have generated the highest number of impressions across national broadcast and cable TV airings.

Both Black Book and Cox Automotive released their monthly wholesale indices for May in recent days, each remarking how some stabilization arrived in the space when compared to the COVID-19 induced turbulence seen in April.

Miracle Toyota in Haines City, FL, of the Murphy Auto Group recently invited the local police and fire departments to receive GTECH sanitization for their vehicles at no charge.

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