The U.S. average length of rental has increased to 11 days in the third quarter of 2014, a slight increase over the same time period for the last five years, according to data gathered by Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Automated Rental Management System.
A survey by the Northwest Automotive Trades Association put two smaller Northwest-based insurers — Oregon Mutual and Mutual of Enumclaw — among the best, along with USAA, while State Farm slid this year from first to fourth ranked.
Insurance companies are significantly improving turnaround times by 25 percent when they refer policyholders to collision centers using the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Automated Rental Management System (ARMS).
National AutoBody Research is partnering with the Florida Autobody Collision Alliance and Idaho Autobody Craftsman Association to launch the Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey in Florida and Idaho.
In the largest, single-day car giveaway ever, the National Auto Body Council, with partners including Progressive and Enterprise, presented 117 military veterans across the country with refurbished vehicles today, in honor of Veterans Day.
The Automotive Service Association has begun its second initiative focusing on refinish issues and their impact on collision repair facilities by reaching out to the top 10 insurance carriers for input.
App-driven interactive reporting systems for obtaining estimates and other aspects of claim settlements and collision repairs are becoming a viable option among insurers and their tech-savvy policyholders.
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