Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
California has authorized the testing and commercial use of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads.
California will allow the testing and commercial use of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on the state’s public roads with an approved permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Allstate Insurance Co. won an appellate court victory in a whistleblower lawsuit against a Los Angeles attorney whom it accuses of operating a “sham law practice” that conspired with “sham health care providers” to defraud auto insurers.
California secured more than $23 million in settlements from dozens of auto parts manufacturers that were accused of illegal bid rigging, a violation of antitrust laws.
Students and instructors of the automotive department’s collision program can expect to see changes to the shop and the learning curriculum for the coming years.
Investigators from the California Department of Insurance, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, and the California Highway Patrol have arrested four suspects for alleged involvement in an organized auto fraud ring reportedly costing insurers $500,000.
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Tacoma, WA.