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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fleet modernization program has been proposed by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., which would establish a national incentive program for voluntary
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  • WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice announced that the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), an online computer system to help protect states and consumers from automobile fraud, is now available for
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Online registration is now open for I-CAR’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, an event taking place July 28-31 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. to recognize individuals from the past and
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  • The Database Task Force (DTF) announced that CCC has reintroduced the “Bumper Refinish Prompt” in the Pathways 4.5 release despite a multi-year effort involving discussions, data gathering and arguments, in an effort to convince CCC that
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  • SAN DIEGO – Audatex North America, Inc. has become the first estimatics software provider in the automobile insurance claims industry to offer I-CAR points for virtual instructor-led training classes.
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  • >HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The I-CAR Education Foundation is now accepting applications for the Education Foundation's Instructor of the Year award.
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The I-CAR Education Foundation has announced that is has changed its mission, making it a purely philanthropic organization supporting career and technical schools across North America.
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  • Chrysler has developed a new classification system to help repairers identify the various steel strengths present in its vehicles. Instead of the standard steel industry terminology commonly used to describe metal parts, Chrysler created three genera
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  • Advances in high-strength steel have helped automotive manufacturers improve their vehicle designs by increasing safety and reducing weight, but these new materials complicate the repair process.
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  • CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO — CCC Information Services and Mitchell International reaffirmed their commitment to their planned merger and intend to contest the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to oppose it. CCC and Mitchell
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  • Las Vegas – For the second straight year collision industry activist Toby Chess received the ABRN Leadership Award, an honor that took place during the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Collision Industry Achievement Awards ceremony in Las Ve
  • After two public hearings, one of which lasted more than six hours, collision repairers in Massachusetts are waiting to find out if the legislature will take steps to raise the state’s lower-than-average labor rates. The Special Commission on A
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  • Alabama has a new insurance commissioner. Gov. Bob Riley appointed former insurance industry executive Jim Ridling to the commissioner’s post, taking over for Walter Bell.
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 111th Congress returning to Capitol Hill to debate an economic stimulus package that may include automotive provisions, the concept of a fleet modernization program is receiving more attention from p
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  • CHICAGO – Auto repair issues, credit-based insurance scoring, catastrophic risk issues, and a continued push for a more effective and efficient regulatory environment top the list of 2009 state advocacy objectives for the Prope
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — California’s Department of Insurance (DOI) will hold a public hearing to provide all interested parties the opportunity to present comments about a new regulation on Insurer Recommendations of Automotiv
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  • Auto insurance companies in New York have not “systematically violated” the state law that gives consumers the right to choose where they want their vehicles repaired after a collision. Some did, however, provide improper or inaccurate
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging Washington state automotive repairers to contact their state legislators to oppose House Bills 1714 and 1712.
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Brandon Eckenrode has joined the I-CAR Education Foundation as the Associate Director of Development. Eckenrode, formerly with I-CAR as the Supervisor of Marketing Communications, will assist the I-CAR E
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The I-CAR International Advisory Committee (IAC) has added four new members – Leo Maki, Michigan Appraisal Service; Wendy Brent, GEICO; Roger Bloom, State Farm Insurance; and Patrice Marcil, DuPont
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