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ABPA members have been suffering the impact of car company tactics to diminish our industry to create a monopoly on collision parts. The ABPA continues to fight these issues daily and need our members to show their support against the issues that are impacting their businesses. The ABPA is proud to launch our new website “mypartschoice.com”. We Read more…


San Pedro Bay Ports Cite Continued Improvements on Marine Terminals SAN PEDRO, CA — Following meetings today with U.S. Port Envoy John Porcari and industry stakeholders, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach announced further postponement of the “Container Dwell Fee.” With continued progress moving containers off marine terminals, the fee will not Read more…


Growth Platform in Aftermarket Collision Parts Distribution NEW YORK — Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising midmarket companies, today announced its acquisition of Empire Auto Parts, a leading specialty distributor of aftermarket collision parts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Totowa, New Jersey, Empire operates five distribution hubs and Read more…


GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Global Supply Chain Challenges: Current Status of US Import Supply Chain and Recommended Actions” features Lauren Pittelli. Ms. Pittelli is the founder and Principal of Baker Logistics Consulting. In the 15-minute Audio Interview, Ms. Pittelli discusses these questions: What is causing the delay in getting imported goods into factories and warehouses? How has Read more…


The ABPA has been working with the OSRA21 Coalition to support the passing of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021. Recently, the ABPA has endorsed and signed off on a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) expressing concern that the recently announced “Excess Dwell Fees” will be simply passed along from the ocean carriers to Read more…


Effective 11/15/2021, 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.


Overwhelming opposition to manufacturers’ use of design patents to restrict options for common repair parts, such as bumpers and side mirrors WASHINGTON D.C. – The CAR Coalition, a growing group of independent automotive parts, management and repair companies, associations, and insurers committed to preserving consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair, has released the results a national survey Read more…


Repairify executives to present during December 7th CIECAST webinar Sanford, NC — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST: “ADAS Trends: Implications for the Future of Diagnostics & Calibrations.” The webinar will feature Tony Rimas, president Read more…


Smithfield, RI – As things return somewhat back to normal for me and my travel schedule, going back to visiting ABPA members is something that I truly enjoy doing. After almost 25 years in the industry and hearing so many stories, I still appreciate hearing how ABPA members run their businesses, their tales of success and challenges, Read more…


As you may have heard, the 2022 ABPA Annual Convention and Trade Show is being held in Newport Beach, CA, May 3 – May 6, 2022. Consider sponsorship for this event! As a sponsor, you would gain tremendous exposure, as this will be a gathering of the industry’s most influential leaders and presents an outstanding opportunity to Read more…

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