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Monday, 18 October 2021 21:09

CA High School Teaching Teens to Drive Gig Rigs During Nationwide Trucker Shortage

Written by Heather Schlitz, Yahoo News

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During a truck-driver shortage that exacerbates the supply-chain issues nationwide, Patterson High School in California is offering an elective class on truck driving to attract young people to careers in the industry.

Monday, 18 October 2021 20:55

The Gecko Will Pay Up: GEICO Settles in California Short Pay Case for $19.5 Million

Written by Rebecca Barnabi, glassBYTEs.com

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GEICO reached a settlement deal of $19.5 million in a class-action lawsuit by California policyholders over sales tax and regulatory fees of insured vehicles and insured leased vehicles when total loss was declared.

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Classic Collision, LLC, a leading national multi-site collision repair operator based in Atlanta, announced three new locations Oct. 15---the acquisition of McCollum Auto Body’s Eugene and Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, locations.

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Shao Dyi of Parts Warehouse Distributors (PWD) has been appointed to CAWA’s Board of Directors.

Friday, 15 October 2021 19:33

Onslaught of Puzzled Waymo Cars Upsets San Francisco Neighborhood

Written by Steven Loveday, Inside EVs

 

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Imagine if your "normally quiet neighborhood" suddenly had a fleet of self-driving cars entering it on a regular basis. That might not be too much of an issue if you didn't live on a dead-end street.

Thursday, 14 October 2021 21:39

Upcoming BAR Advisory Group Meeting

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The BAR Advisory Group (BAG) was established to increase the level of communication between the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), the automotive repair and smog check industry and stakeholders.

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