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Alert: The ABPA will be postponing our Spring conference in Newport Beach, CA until the week of September 21, 2020. Click here for details.

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Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Washington – A group of Senate Finance Committee Republicans, led by Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), are urging the Trump administration to consider utilizing trade policy measures to reduce the economic strain imposed on Americans by the COVID-19 public health crisis. “We believe you should continue to focus on creating new market Read more…


During this unique time in our country’s history, many ABPA members are questioning their ability to remain open and if they meet the guidelines for being an “essential” business. The short answer is, “yes”, your business as a parts distributor in both the US and Canada are considered essential in the words of both respective governments. Essential Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek The overall market share of 10 largest private passenger auto insurers in the U.S. increased compared to 2018. The 10 largest private passenger automobile insurers saw their market share increase in 2019, after a slight decline in 2018 compared to the previous year. The top 10 insurers accounted for almost three out of every four Read more…


Sanford, NC — CIECA announced that it will be holding a special CIECAst webinar on Monday, April 6 at 11 am CST: “How Our Industry is Addressing Challenges Created by the Coronavirus.” The webinar will feature business leaders from all segments of the collision repair industry and highlight innovative ways companies can continue to provide high-quality service Read more…


Source: AIA Canada On Monday, March 23, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a full shutdown of non-essential businesses starting midnight Tuesday, March 24 in response to COVID-19. The shutdown will be in effect for fourteen days, with the possibility of extension. Businesses throughout the aftermarket supply chain have been designated by the Government Read more…


In a letter to SEMA members on 3/20/20, SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting provides updates on which businesses in the automotive sector are deemed essential. The letter is reprinted below: — Dear SEMA Members, In these uncertain and fluid times, SEMA continues to take a proactive approach to ensure lawmakers are properly educated on the importance Read more…


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a Department of Homeland Security branch, released a memorandum on 3/19 entitled “Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response” that includes a list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” “to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions Read more…


To preserve the health and safety of our attendees, the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be postponing our Spring conference in Newport Beach, CA until the week of September 21, 2020. We will be remaining at the same hotel (Hyatt Regency Newport Beach) and will provide an updated convention schedule as soon as possible. Visit the Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Legislation sought to define OEM, certified and non-certified part types and require written consent indicating parts choice. A bill before the Maryland legislature that sought to add a section to the Maryland Statutes to define the different types of crash parts used to repair a vehicle and require written consent from the insured to the Read more…


Effective 3/15/2020, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.

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