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On January 22, 2021, the ABPA submitted opposition to Arizona House Bill 2083 (2021) – a bill that would prohibit vehicle owners and independent repairers from accessing a vehicle’s on-board computer to conduct a repair or to enhance their vehicle. A copy of the submission is below: ABPA Letter Opposing AZ HB2083


To preserve the health and safety of our attendees, the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be postponing our Spring 2021 conference in Nashville, TN until the Fall of 2021. An announcement will be made in the near future with the new dates. We will be remaining at the same hotel (Nashville Renaissance) and will provide an Read more…


Source: CCC Information Services At the beginning of 2020, the economy was strong, unemployment rates were low, congestion levels were high in many urban areas, and miles driven continued to grow. Auto accident and claim frequency had started to flatten, but average vehicle repair costs continued to rise. And then the pandemic. In response to rising diagnoses, Read more…


Source: Matt Leonard, Supply Chain Dive Dive Brief: Port of Los Angeles import volume increased more than 25% YoY in November, which placed a strain on equipment availability and held dwell times at elevated levels, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said Tuesday in a media briefing. “Container dwell time at terminals remains at about Read more…


Source: Alibaba.com Companies that participate in trade on the global scale use two primary forms of shipping: ocean freight and air freight. The freight market is very important because the cost of shipping affects profit margins for businesses that absorb shipping costs or consumers who purchase imported products. Freight rates depend on supply and demand. This year, Read more…


Source: Chu Daye, Global Times Rising steel prices and surging demand in China aren’t helping the profits of steel mills, which are grappling with surging iron ore prices amid a post-virus economic recovery, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday, noting that the situation is an alarming call for China to strive for a greater say in iron ore Read more…


Effective 1/15/2021, 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.


Source: Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge Access by BMW was a $2,000-a-month service that launched in 2018 BMW is suspending its two-year-old car subscription service, The Verge has learned. Access by BMW was launched in 2018 in Nashville as a pilot project to test out whether customers would want to have access to a fleet of fancy Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, As we look back on 2020, it is a year that I am sure that many of you will not miss. As the year started no one could have imagined that a pandemic would ravage our country, our economy and affect so many lives. Even though auto parts distributors were classified as essential businesses, Read more…


Source: Mike Munzenrider, FenderBender State Farm next year will require its Select Service collision repair shops, which are part of its direct repair program, to use CCC. Repairer Driven News first reported the development, which was announced to State Farm DRP shops in an email on Monday. A CCC spokesperson confirmed the move to FenderBender. Shops will Read more…

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