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Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) applauds the report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which urges expanded consumer access to auto repair options. The report is a summary of findings from the “Nixing the Fix” project which was initiated by the FTC in early 2019. The ABPA, which both attended the Nixing Read more…


Grand Prairie, TX – When I visited ABPA President Mike Dolabi’s business back in the Summer of 2019, he hinted to me that he had something big in the works. After a brief delay due to the year of Covid, National AutoBody Parts Warehouse was the center of attention in April when they held a groundbreaking for Read more…


April 29, 2020 First quarter revenue of $3.2 billion (up 5.7% ye ar-over-year) Parts and services organic revenue increased 0.6% (2.2% on a per day basis) Diluted EPS 1 of $0.88 (up 83.3%); adjusted diluted EPS 1 of $0.94 (up 64.9%) First quarter Segment EBITDA margin of 19.9% for North America Europe first quarter Segment EBITDA margin Read more…


CAR Coalition poll finds that vast majority of Americans want the right to decide when and where their vehicles are repaired 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, is releasing the findings of a national Read more…


Source: Ann Koh, Bloomberg Containers piled high on giant vessels carrying everything from car tires to smartphones are toppling over at an alarming rate, sending millions of dollars of cargo sinking to the bottom of the ocean as pressure to speed deliveries raises the risk of safety errors. The shipping industry is seeing the biggest spike in Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that acclaimed industry veteran, Greg Horn of PartsTrader, will be addressing the ABPA Convention in Nashville this September. In his new role at PartsTrader, Greg will discuss “Collision Industry Trends” and will be speaking to attendees during the Thursday session. “We are fortunate to have Greg speak at ABPA Nashville as Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek For the 32nd straight month, the increase in body repair prices was above the rate of inflation. Auto insurance prices continue down in wake of pandemic refunds and discounts. The most recent government figures on inflation through March 2021 show the rate of growth of auto body repair prices continues above the rate of general Read more…


Source: Sidney Leng, South China Morning Post More than three weeks after the skyscraper-sized Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal, major ports are struggling with a backlog of vessels. Some carriers are skipping port calls in Europe to avoid congestion, contributing to container shortages in other parts of the world, including Asia. Delays caused by Read more…


Source: Conex Boxes If you’ve ever driven by a shipping port or train depot, it might be tough to believe that there is a shipping container shortage in the world right now. There seem to be so many of them that it’s almost unthinkable that there somehow might not be enough. However, that’s precisely what’s occurring. Since Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Peter Quinter of GrayRobinson, P.A. is back and will once again address the audience during the upcoming ABPA Nashville Convention! Peter’s presentation was well received in 2019 during the Fort Lauderdale convention. In Nashville, he will provide industry updates with a focus on Customs Border Protection (CBP) detentions and seizures Read more…

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