HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – ALLDATA has shown its support of the I-CAR Education Foundation by making a donation to the Collision Repair Education Campaign that will go towards grants and scholarships to be distributed to the schoo
MINNEAPOLIS —Don Crouse, vice president of ABRA-Tennessee, was elected to chair the Memphis I-CAR Committee. Crouse joined ABRA in May 2004 with more than 20 years of experience in the collision industry.
WASHINGTON – Addressing a key request from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the U.S. Treasury Department has implemented a new program to increase the availability of auto loans under the Troubled Asset Relie
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, proposed by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, has passed on the Senate floor and will now be negotiated in a House-Senate Conference Committee that will re
President Barack Obama signed the $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on Feb. 17. The stimulus bill includes a downsized Auto Ownership Tax Assistance plan and a controversial “buy American” provision.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The California Air Resources Board (CARB) hearing to consider the Cool Cars and Test Procedures regulation of Assembly Bill 32 was rescheduled for June 25-26. It was originally scheduled for March 26-27.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Consumer, Trade and Consumer Protection held a hearing March 5, 2009, to discuss “Consumer Protection in the Us
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging automotive repairers in the state of Washington to contact their state legislators in opposition to House Bill 1714, concerning association health plans (AHP
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on “Perspectives on Modernizing Insurance Regulation.” Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the committee,
ABRA Auto Body & Glass (ABRA) joined the Quality Parts Coalition’s (QPC) effort to secure automotive repair clause legislation to curb OEM efforts designed to restrict the manufacture and sale of aftermarket crash parts.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Three front-to-front crash tests, each involving a microcar or minicar into a midsize model from the same manufacturer, show how extra vehicle size and weight enhance occupant protection in collisions. These In
Minnesota lawmakers are considering legislation that would boost attorney benefits over consumer interests and open the door to excessive litigation, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI).
The Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) launched a national campaign to remove insurer interference from the collision repair industry. The campaign consists of two petitions to U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration, in conjunction with the Ohio Attorney General's office, the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, carried out
An assertive stance among an ever-widening collection of California collision repairers is being credited with obtaining potentially significant action from state insurance regulators regarding alleged instances of steering and underpayments. The
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce accepted the fleet modernization amendment into the language of House Bill 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, by a vote of 50-4. The amendment’s goal is t
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