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Dear ABPA Members, We are writing to inform you of a recent phishing scam targeting ABPA members. The scam artist is using the name Heather Hammond and is posing as the new ABPA “Lead Accountant.” Please be advised that Heather Hammond is not affiliated with the ABPA, and any communication from this individual should be considered fraudulent. Read more…


Effective 6/15/2024, new Partslink data is available to 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.


Source: Mitchell Mitchell’s latest trends report shows a jump in total loss frequency for both electric and newer internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles. SAN DIEGO, CA — Mitchell, an Enlyte company and leading technology and information provider for the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, today released its Q1 2024 trends report: Plugged-In: EV Read more…


Source: Brendan Murray, Bloomberg Never has it been so cheap to inflict a world of economic pain. That stark point was underscored last week by Maximilian Hess, a principal at London-based Enmetena Advisory, a political risk consultancy. Speaking to a webinar of supply-chain managers, he showed a slide of a canoe-size naval drone and said such jury-rigged Read more…


Source: Brendan Murray, Bloomberg Companies transporting goods from Asia face costs of as much $10,000 for an urgent full-size shipping container over the next month — about double current spot rates, according to prices circulating between carriers and importers. Marseille, France-based CMA CGM SA, the world’s No. 3 carrier, already announced a $7,000 rate for a 40-foot Read more…


Our Take – The ABPA has been a proud partner of the NABC Recycled Rides Program for over seven years and we look forward to continuing to work wth them on this tremendous program in the years to come – Ed Salamy, Executive Director – ABPA — Source: Autobody News The NABC Recycled Rides presentation was held Read more…


Source: Greg Norman, FOX Business Cost of new vehicles remain ‘prohibitively high’ for American consumers, S&P Global Mobility says The average age of cars and light trucks on the road today in the U.S. has hit a new record of 12.6 years in 2024 as new vehicle prices remain high, according to vehicle registration data tracked by Read more…


Source: National Law Review, by Aaron H. Jacoby, and Andrea M. Gumushian of ArentFox Schiff LLP The FTC’s Statements on Connected Vehicle Data Connected cars have been on the FTC’s radar for years.[1] Its most recent blog post specifically highlights the Commission’s concerns regarding over collecting– and the risk of secondary uses– of sensitive data, such as Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, We are pleased to share a significant update regarding the LKQ vs. GM patent case. This case has profound implications for our industry, particularly in the realm of design patents and the availability of competitive aftermarket parts. Case Background LKQ Corporation challenged several design patents held by General Motors (GM), contending that these patents Read more…


Effective 5/15/2024, new Partslink data is available to 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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