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Michigan’s business leaders anticipate robust growth in the state’s economy within the next year.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amended its mask guidance May 13 to say fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor and outdoor public settings, regardless of the number of people gathered.

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General Motors on May 14 announced plans to invest $40 million at its Pontiac Stamping Plant in Pontiac, MI.

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Chief finally gets a long-awaited rematch against Kye Kelley, and this race is one for the history books.

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Muddier And Dirtier Than Ever! Dirty Mudder Truckers Return For All New Season Kicking Off Tonight On Discovery.

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According to a recent report from Automotive News, the U.S. House of Representatives has already pushed forward new language that would work to approve $8 billion for the U.S. Postal Service.

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The Baker-Polito Administration announced May 17 that Massachusetts is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June, and all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29.

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Frank Skrobot of Motorad has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council.

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This was the takeaway from the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s (AASP/NJ) recent virtual membership meeting, “ADAS: 2021 & Beyond,” where Northeast Division Manager Jim DeLeo and Northeast Regional Trainer Tom Kelley of Hunter Engineering Company gave an extensive overview on how this technology evolved, how it is changing the way repairs are performed and what is coming down the pike.

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The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) celebrated its 2021 Most Influential Women (MIWs) and scholarship recipients during the organization’s 2021 Virtual Educational Conference.

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After skipping 2020’s annual event due to the worldwide pandemic, the Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) worked diligently to host the 2021 WIN Educational Conference virtually.

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Teams from Wilson Tech High School in Northport, NY, swept the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association’s (GNYADA) 2021 Automotive Technology Championship, with students taking home thousands of dollars in scholarships on the road to promising careers as future auto techs in one of the nation’s fastest-growing fields.

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The ongoing semiconductor shortage will cost the global auto industry $110 billion, according to a new study by AlixPartners, nearly twice as much as the consulting firm forecast in January.

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Programming a computer to understand and navigate roads designed for human drivers is hard. Just ask Elon Musk.

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Firefighters from six area departments battled a morning blaze May 9 that destroyed an auto repair business in Joplin, MO.

 

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SCRS has teamed up with Mike Anderson of Collision Advice and Danny Gredinberg with the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) to bring you a series of quick tips to help you boost your business.

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General Motors announced May 14 Craig Glidden, currently GM executive vice president and general counsel, will assume responsibility for global public policy.

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Steven Michael Hendrickson was 35 and the proud single dad of two kids. He loved his Tesla Model 3 and posted at least two TikTok videos praising FSD and how it made driving more relaxing.

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), which includes Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, on May 13 announced its plan to invest $7.4 billion in the U.S. by 2025 to produce future EVs, enhance production facilities and further its investments in smart mobility solutions.

Friday, 14 May 2021 17:44

Cops Bust Tennessee Chop Shop

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Authorities in Tennessee recently busted quite the chop shop, which included classic muscle cars, a wrecker and an excavator, all reportedly stolen.

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Earlier this year, the team at CARSTAR Wicklund’s Collision Center in Liberty, MO, led by the Wicklund family, received word they would be the third shop in the world to have reached 30 consecutive years as an I-CAR Gold Class shop.

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The Bill Penney Auto Group opened a new collision center in Huntsville, AL, on May 12 the auto seller said will be certified for repairs on all makes and models of vehicles.

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When a customer dropped off her collision-damaged 2019 Subaru Ascent on Jan. 20, John Baker, manager at Wallace Collision Center in Bristol, TN, had no clue the vehicle would not be repairable, it’d be at the shop for six weeks or the vehicle manufacturer would need to mediate with the insurer on the customer’s behalf.

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For two weeks, the next-generation Tesla Roadster, a vehicle considered the halo car of production EVs, will be available for viewing at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

Thursday, 13 May 2021 22:56

On The Lighter Side: Top 10 Weirdest Car Fads You Won’t Believe

Written by Aaron Widmar, The News Wheel

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Over the past century, the automotive industry developed rapidly, due majorly to the influence of unorthodox thinkers and creative minds.

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The company responsible for the pipeline that carries almost half of the East Coast's fuel in the U.S. allegedly paid $5 million to ransomware hackers after a cyberattack May 7.

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Subaru of America has awarded Professionals Auto Body, based in Altoona, PA, to be the only Subaru certified collision center in the area.

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Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, and the Philadelphia Eagles honored 10 Philadelphia-area teachers for their commitment to students, school and community.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on May 11, Brian Larry, 59, of Clark’s Summit, PA, was convicted following a seven-day jury trial held before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion of mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and false statement offenses. 

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The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Buford, GA.

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The CDC on May 13 said fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

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The 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline began restarting its operations May 12 after a ransomware attack that crippled the system for six days and led to gas shortages across the Southeast, according to CNN.

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With more than 550 automotive parts brands and more than 4 million unique parts, the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is evolving and dropping “Co-op” from its name to better reflect the growth in services and industry needs.

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A driver veered off I-25 in Wellington, CO, broke through a fence, drove across a field, smashed through a tree barrier and crashed into a garage where three classic cars were parked, damaging two.

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The former president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, Dennis Williams, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison due to his role in a corruption scandal.

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A Florida man was sentenced May 12 to more than six years in prison for fraudulently obtaining approximately $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and using those funds, in part, to purchase a $318,000 Lamborghini luxury car for himself.

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Crystal Sherwood found her love for refurbishing vehicles in an unexpected place---working on her grandfather’s tractor. Eventually she decided to follow her passion and entered the world of automotive refinishing at the age of 26.

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Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, announced an agreement with Li-Cycle to recycle up to 100% of the material scrap from battery cell manufacturing.

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The Colonial Pipeline shutdown sent motorists across the Southeast scrambling for gas, even as state and federal officials warn against panic buying and price gouging.

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Recent reports have suggested Tesla is looking to enter the U.S.’ multi-billion-dollar renewable credit market, which would allow the company to profit from the Biden Administration’s efforts to meet its aggressive zero-emissions goals. 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 22:18

Hertz Posts Positive EBITDA in Q1

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"This quarter we realized the first effects of the leisure travel rebound and capitalized on strong demand-driven pricing in destination markets that exceeded 2019 levels," said Paul Stone, Hertz Global's president and CEO in a May 7 statement announcing first quarter 2021 results. "We're continuing to see improved demand and are optimistic about a sustained recovery.”

 

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After a night in jail for reckless driving, most drivers would probably make it a point to make sure they drive safely and well within the rules of the road.

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TCI Products (St. Louis, MO) , Manufacturer of PBE products is proud to announce the release of their newest product: Shield Bedliner.

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According to a recent report in The Colorado Sun, Amazon's Rivian electric delivery vans have moved into the Denver, CO, area to begin delivering packages as part of a growing test program.

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The Volkswagen Group, which includes Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, SkodaSEAT and more, reported quite strong business results in the first quarter of 2021.

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New consumer research conducted by Kelley Blue Book indicates consumers in-market for a new automobile are expecting to be greeted by limited choices and high prices.

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The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of three collision repair centers in Hawaii.

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On April 28, the Independent Automotive Damage Appraisers Association (IADA) held a panel discussion on the “Future of Our Industry” during its 10th monthly webinar.

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Subaru of America, Inc. on May 11 announced it will name its new full-electric SUV Solterra.

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Thieves have stolen more than 100 vehicles this year at dealerships from southeast Wisconsin to northwest Indiana, nearly triple the number stolen in all of 2020.

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating an incident involving a Tesla spotted on an Oakland freeway with no driver at the wheel and a lone passenger in the back seat. 

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The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report regarding the Tesla Model S crash in Texas that occurred in April.

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Pony.ai, a leading autonomous driving technology company, on May 10 introduced its newly designed sensing platform in collaboration with Luminar Technologies, Inc., a global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology.

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On May 7, two deserving Topeka, KS, recipients experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families---thanks to the instructors and students at Washburn Tech, along with the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides.

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Mitchell 1 announced May 11 it now offers the Driver Assist ADAS QuickLink feature across its suite of repair information software, expanding coverage to most makes and models of cars, light trucks and commercial trucks.

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James H. Blake High School’s entrepreneurship and business management class challenged junior and senior students to reimagine the auto body shop of 2031, for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize.

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California officials in San Francisco said May 4 the state was open for business. On May 6, Los Angeles County officials announced bars will be allowed to reopen indoors at limited capacity. Gyms and museums will be allowed to welcome more patrons.

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AirPro Diagnostics and Spanesi North America on May 11 announced they have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide AirPro’s suite of Diagnostic and ADAS calibrations technology solutions to Spanesi current and prospective customers, as part of the "Spanesi 360 Concept" offering.

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