Automotive Service Association (ASA) collision leaders included the Insurance Modernization report in their top issues discussed recently on Capitol Hill. ASA members addressed how a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Pro
Automotive Service Association (ASA) collision leaders included vehicle disclosure legislation and replacement crash parts notice and consent among top issues discussed recently on Capitol Hill. ASA members expressed support for H.R. 164, the "Damage
The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration, with the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, the Belmont County Common Please Court and the Belmont county Sheriff's Department carried out a court order June 27 to lock down an i
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) supports the passage of a new law that eliminates the requirement that collision shops purchase more insurance than they need in order to maintain an auto body repair license in the
The California Department of Insurance (DOI) is joining with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and other agencies to fight labor law and insurance related violations that exist in an underground economy.
Recently, a number of crash parts bills have been introduced in legislatures across the United States. Bills have been introduced or continue to be considered in Oklahoma, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Washington
The mayor's office in the city of Houston released new changes to the proposed ordinance to regulate the automotive repair and collision industry. The Houston City Council did not reach a final conclusion on the Feb. 14 ordinance proposal but opted t
Repairers in Montana may have more leverage when negotiating with insurers on repair procedures. Gov. Brian Schweitzer recently signed House Bill 265 into law, making it more difficult for insurers to avoid compensating shops for operations and costs
A joint committee hearing was held by the Consumer Affairs and Transportation committees of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on "Right to Repair." Testifying at the Philadelphia, Pa., hearing were three panels of witnesses, including automob
Aftermarket Business is taking an extensive, detailed look at Cash for Clunkers legislative initiatives. Taking cars off the road and encouraging people to buy new vehicles instead of putting money into repairs is an industry concern. So where do the
The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) reports that Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC has signed the NASTF Service Information Standards Agreement, joining thirteen other auto manufacturers agreeing to make service and training information and tools
The Alternative Energy Association, Inc., a Florida-based non-profit organization, has announced its Three Point Plan to stimulate the American economy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create millions of new jobs.
The Missouri House of Representatives has eliminated the language in Senate Bill 58 that would have greatly expanded the length of time before an inspection under Missouri?s state vehicle safety inspection program.
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