Monday, 02 December 2019 14:56

Automotive Management Professionals Unite

The Coalition of Automotive Management Professionals (CAMP) has been formed by a group of business coaches and trainers with the goal of serving the automotive aftermarket through shared challenges and successes.

“Plaintiffs [Allstate] and defendants [Auto Glass America and Charles Isaly] jointly move for an order continuing all case deadlines for a period of four months in order to allow the parties to fully address the new issues raised in defendants’ counterclaim, to address defendants’ class action claims, and to address any additional issues raised in an amended counterclaim,” portions of a newly filed joint motion to continue trial reads.

Warwick firefighters battled a blaze on Sun., Nov. 17 around 7 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Auto Body, located at 73 Main St. in Warwick, NY.

Monday, 02 December 2019 13:58

Self-Driving Trucks Hit Virginia Highways

The machines are here, and they are taking to Virginia’s highways.

It was a week of smiles and celebration for the BASF team and many builders as nearly 100 vehicles finished in BASF’s Glasurit® and R-M® coatings received accolades for their flawless finishes, creativity and outstanding craftsmanship.

Axalta, a leading global supplierof liquid and powder coatings, today announced it has been recognized as a Top 50 Best Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Company by Investor's Business Daily (IBD).

The cordless sander, Mirka AROS-B, was named 2019 Global Media Award Winner at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Monday, 25 November 2019 21:53

Street Outlaws: Ryan Martin vs. Mike Murillo

With two races left in the season, drivers are hustling to rack up points.

Friday, 22 November 2019 17:51

On the Lighter Side: Only Five 1931 Duesenberg Model J’s Exist and One is for Sale

Written by Stefan Andrews, The Vintage News

Who doesn’t fancy a nice car?

In 2018, Mocksville, NC, high school students of the Davie County High School Career and Technical Education department worked together to create a display of the power of cross-curricular collaboration.

General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 556,000 trucks after seat belt pretensioner fires were reported to the automaker in trucks equipped with carpet floors.

Mazda is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles that were previously recalled to replace the passenger Takata airbag inflators.

Tesla has revealed its highly-anticipated pickup truck to the public, and it is every bit the monster that CEO Elon Musk has made it out to be.

On Nov. 5, the Automotive Women’s Alliance (AWAF) hosted a Pumps and Power event at Sole Sisters in Royal Oak, MI, featuring guest speaker Karina Morley, global chief engineer battery electric propulsion system powertrain for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

Friday, 22 November 2019 15:23

GM Files RICO Lawsuit Against FCA

General Motors Co. (GM) announced the filing of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and former FCA executives who have pled guilty in an ongoing federal corruption probe.

Friday, 22 November 2019 15:13

GM, Isuzu to Create 100 Jobs at Ohio Plant

Due to the growing strength of GM’s all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups, General Motors and Isuzu announced an $175 million investment through its DMAX joint venture to build an all-new, diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio.

What if we told you there's a training program that's placing every one of its students into jobs when they graduate … and it still has openings?

Did you know you can read all five regional editions of Autobody News before they appear in print?

Consumers and businesses should be aware that the Dec. 31, 2019 claim deadline is approaching in over $1.2 billion in auto parts settlements.

California District Court judge has issued a final ruling in the Billy Glenn v. Hyundai exploding sunroof lawsuit.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:01

US Senator Wants Tesla Autopilot Disabled

Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features received criticism from U.S. Senator Ed Markey during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Nov. 20.

On Nov. 6, Car-Part.com received CIECA’s Company of the Year award during the Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast, honoring the company for its ongoing commitment to the collision repair sector.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:20

AAPEX 2020 to Expand With Repair Shop HQ

For the first time in many years, AAPEX will expand and add Repair Shop HQ to meet the needs of today’s service professionals.

The investigation will continue to determine the cause of a structure fire that damaged an auto body collision repair shop at 3050 First Avenue South on the Billings, MT, South Side on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 15:09

Kelly Roberts Joins AirPro Diagnostics Canada

AirPro Diagnostics is pleased to announce Kelly Roberts has joined its team to help manage distribution of its patented programming and calibrations solution in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec provinces.

On Nov. 12, the Triangle Chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) held its monthly meeting at Red Hot and Blue in North Raleigh, NC.

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, is proud to celebrate CARSTAR Miller Auto Body’s award-winning work highlighted at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas in November.

Two vehicle monikers at Ford have heavy cache: Mustang and Mach.

Following the release of the new blockbuster film "Ford v Ferrari," the Gilmore Car Museum has announced a new exhibit for fans of the film who want to learn more.

For many, making a New Year’s resolution is an important part of celebrating the calendar changeover, and the most common resolutions are intended to improve an individual’s life – losing weight, learning something new, or saving more money.

It's hard to miss the purple logging truck driven by Alex "Tater" Opdahl for Whitco Inc., a trucking company owned by Rick and Barb Whitcomb in Kamiah, Idaho.

The Prevent Group, an automotive parts supplier, filed suit against Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. alleging violations of federal antitrust laws, civil conspiracy, and tortious interference. (Case No. 19-13400).

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 15:31

Driven Brands Acquires Clairus Group

Driven Brands, North America's leading group of automotive aftermarket brands, announced its acquisition of the Quebec-based Clairus Group (Clairus), a fast-growing, vertically-integrated leader in automotive glass distribution, replacement, and claims management.

More than two dozen people – including a New York City police officer and five 911 operators – have been charged in connection with an $18 million insurance scam.

Allstate recently asked a Florida court judge to dismiss a counterclaim filed by Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner Charles Isaly.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 15:13

Auto Glass Industry Honors Its Veterans

Auto glass companies paused to honor all the industry’s veterans on Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.

Houston County, AL, Career Academy’s students are getting hands-on experience as part of an agreement with Bondy’s Ford Lincoln.

Axalta, a leading global supplierof liquid and powder coatings, today hosted a ceremony in which they accepted the Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) 2018 Masters of Quality Supplier award.

You could be warned a million times, but almost nothing can prevent you from hitting a deer.

 

Out of nearly 30 vehicles submitted for the 2019 Glasurit Best Paint Award, it wasthe ‘32 Ford Sedan 5th Avenue Special by Goolsby Customs that dazzled the judges most.

A 14-year-old Washington, MO, boy who died from cancer was granted his last wish with a parade of more than 2,100 sports cars and 100 motorcycles.

The cost of renovating his complex was a lot to bear for Mark Baer.

General Motors Co. (GM) dealers are still dealing with the aftereffects of a six-week strike by the United Auto Workers.

At the 2019 Maaco Convention in Boca Raton, FL, Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair recognized top North American franchisees who exemplified the “breakthrough” convention theme with awards for top performance, including outstanding sales, operational excellence, leadership, growth and overall performance.

At the 2019 Maaco Convention in Boca Raton, FL, Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair recognized top North American franchisees who exemplified the “breakthrough” convention theme with awards for top performance, including outstanding sales, operational excellence, leadership, growth and overall performance.

At the 2019 Maaco Convention in Boca Raton, FL, Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair recognized top North American franchisees who exemplified the “breakthrough” convention theme with awards for top performance, including outstanding sales, operational excellence, leadership, growth and overall performance.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) conducted their annual prize raffle from their booth at the 2019 SEMA Show.

AASP-MO’s Gateway Collision Chapter held its bimonthly meeting on Nov. 13 at Syberg’s Dorsett in Maryland Heights, MO, featuring a presentation entitled “Generation Z: Who are kids these days?” with Kevin Andert, manager of college and career readiness for North and South Technical High Schools, St. Louis Special School District.

Starting immediately, California state agencies will no longer buy gas-powered sedans, officials said on Friday, Nov. 15.

Autoliv Inc., the worldwide leader in vehicle safety systems, announced the development of a new front center airbag that is designed to save lives in side-impact crash situations.

Monday, 18 November 2019 22:06

RCC Hosts Eighth-Graders for Automotive Day

Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC, hosted 200 eighth-graders from the eight Randolph County School System and Asheboro City Schools middle schools on Nov. 8, for Automotive Day to kick off National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 11-17.

The ongoing lawsuit between David Cox and Chrysler could be settled soon.

On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 3, the California Automotive Wholesalers’ Association (CAWA) held its Annual Meeting and Gala Dinner at Caesar’s Palace in conjunction with the 2019 SEMA and AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.

On Nov. 6, the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) held its Annual Networking Happy Hour at the Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, inside the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a collision repair center in Daytona Beach, FL.

The industry's brightest leaders, innovative products and several thousand buyers gathered in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-7 for the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

On Nov. 8, Mike’s Auto Body celebrated Veteran's Day at its Fairfield, CA, location a few days early by presenting two completely refurbished vehicles to active military families who are stationed at Travis Air Force Base.

The Tesla Model 3 has been named as one of three finalists in Motortrend‘s 2020 Car of the Year award rankings, alongside the Chevrolet Corvette and the Kia Soul.

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