Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
California Assembly Member Tim Grayson (D-Concord) introduced SEMA-supported legislation, AB 904, that would create a new tax credit designed to stimulate long-term capital investments in manufacturing.
Every new car in California has a catalytic convertor. They help keep the air clean by converting smog, but are also a hot commodity for thieves.
Farmers Insurance on April 8 announced it is offering its new usage-based commercial automobile insurance program, FairMile, in Washington state.
A Tesla Supercharger with 100 stalls has been confirmed for Harris Ranch, CA, one of the company’s most historic charging locations.
As California surpasses a major milestone in the fight against COVID---administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, and with hospitalizations continuing to steadily decline---Gov. Gavin Newsom on April 6 outlined the state’s next step in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
AB 471 is a multi-faceted piece of legislation created to address consumer protection and transparency within the automotive repair industry.
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Simi Valley, CA.
Tesla’s lawsuit against Rivian claiming the latter company attempted to steal trade secrets is heating up after Judge William Monahan threw out Rivian’s misappropriation of trade secrets claim.
Jessica Day has become the lead plaintiff in a California class action lawsuit against GEICO Casualty Company, GEICO Indemnity Company and GEICO General Insurance Company (collectively GEICO.)
Nevada officials with the Department of Motor Vehicles have arrested three Las Vegas men accused of a lien sale scam involving five vehicles.