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As we start 2022, the annual ABPA Convention will soon be upon us this Spring! The location of the 2022 ABPA Convention is the Hyatt Regency Hotel located in beautiful Newport Beach California. Register now to secure your spot and lock in early bird pricing before it expires! In addition to a great lineup of speakers and Read more…


Source: Noah Brown, ADAPT Automotive To put it lightly, 2021 has not been kind to the automotive aftermarket. This past year, the industry has seen a range of challenges, from Right to Repair and a global semiconductor chip shortage to an explosion of EV mandates, autonomous vehicle advancements and trying to figure out which trends will last. Read more…


Source: Kalea Hall, The Detroit News John Sellek of Brighton, Michigan, remains carless two months after his 2015 GMC Acadia was T-boned, causing thousands of dollars in extensive damage to the driver’s side. Sellek, founder of Harbor Strategic Public Affairs firm, has been using rentals since that Oct. 28 crash. He treks to Lansing, Michigan, from Brighton Read more…


Source: Josh Cable, AftermarketNews A who’s who of aftermarket leaders reflected on the long, strange trip that’s been 2020-2021. The events of the past year and a half or so have given us plenty to talk about in the automotive aftermarket, and there was no shortage of conversation points for the Nov. 2 buyer panel that kicked Read more…


Effective 12/15/2021, 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.


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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…

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