National Collision

Mobile apps are being used by 38 percent of insurers, who largely benefit from rapid claim closures and reduced personal injury claims. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
Whether it’s for navigation, tracking the weather, or getting up-to-the-minute updates from social media on what your friends and family are having for dinner, it seems “there’s an app for that” for any number of activities on smartphones. To many shop owners and managers’ chagrin, more insurers...
Aaron Schulenburg says he believes independent shops doing scanning or calibrations in-house should be compensated similarly as when those procedures are sublet to a dealership.
Despite documentation from nearly all automakers calling for the pre- and post-collision repair scanning of vehicles, how often that’s being done appears to vary widely shop to shop. And how that scanning is being done – and how often shops are compensated for the scans by insurers – also varies....
OAK CREEK, WI (July 31, 2018) –The National Auto Body Council is reminding those interested in submitting nominations for the NABC Annual Awards Program of the upcoming September 15 deadline. NABC; s Awards Program recognizes individuals and businesses whose actions and contributions have...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – JULY 26, 2018 -- PPG has posted two new videos reinforcing its solid commitment to workplace diversity — a key element of the company’s core values and a priority across all PPG Industries’ business units. The new videos are the latest installments in PPG’s Success through...
Oak Creek, Wis.—The National Auto Body Council has announced that asTech, a new member partner, has agreed to provide at no charge an inventory of asTech devices for NABC’s signature Recycled Rides program. Devices from asTech will be made available to repair facilities participating in approved...
Louisville, Ky.—This year’s SkillsUSA competition, held on June 27 and 28 in Louisville, Ky., featured the debut of nitrogen plastic welding in the Collision Repair Technology segment. The Collision Repair Technology segment features four hands-on disciplines – plastic repair, metal straightening,...
CHARLOTTE (July 16, 2018) — At this year’s NACE Automechanika show in Atlanta, CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, will be front and center on the show floor with the CARSTAR Networking Lounge. NACE Automechanika is one...
Although still in its infancy, the U.S. aftermarket for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected vehicle technologies (CVT) can be expected to grow into a $1.5 billion industry within the next five years, according to SEMA research. With so much at stake in these rapidly emerging...
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta is the first coatings company to offer distribution partners who provide training to Axalta’s refinish customers in North America the ability to earn a Certified Field Trainer accreditation. This special certification allows distribution partners to conduct field classes for...
For the computerized measuring portion at SkillsUSA, a damaged unibody car was held on a Chief impulse-E/VHTframe rack and measured with Chief’s new Meridian Align Live Mapping system.
Madison, Ind.—With its 32nd year of sponsorship of the Collision Repair Technology (CRT) Championship at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, Chief is helping create an opportunity for future collision repair professionals to compete for a national title and sharpen their skills...

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