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Last November’s mid-term elections resulted in a shift in power in the U.S. House of Representatives, giving Republicans a majority. This means new committee assignments, including the appointment of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) as Chairman of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee. That’s good news for collision repair parts manufacturers, importers and distributors, for the insurance companies who pay Read more…


A new bill has been “pre-filed” in the New York state assembly that, if passed and enacted, would require repair shops to notify vehicle owners up front about which type of repair parts are being used on their vehicle (OEM, aftermarket, recycled, etc.), and to obtain written authorization from the vehicle owner before installing the parts. The Read more…


The National Autobody Parts Warehouse, Inc. headquarters in Grand Prairie once again served as the “North Pole” of Grand Prairie, Texas for the Santa Cops. Starting in October, volunteers from the Grand Prairie Police Department and Fire Department worked tirelessly to bring food and toys to families in need in the city Grand Prairie at the Santa Read more…


The “City of Big Shoulders” will host the 2015 ABPA Convention on April 21-24, as the industry’s most progressive leaders and decision makers gather at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL. This is a great opportunity for suppliers and vendors to discuss the most important issues facing our industry, and to make connections with customers and potential Read more…


According to a report published in the Journal of Commerce, the heads of the two largest U.S. ports said it is time for President Obama to pressure the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to end the contract impasse that is crippling West Coast ports and threatening the nation’s economy. The ILWU Read more…


Las Vegas, Nevada was once again the location for this year’s SEMA / AAPEX show. There are few industry events where ABPA members can meet with their piers, insurers, body shop leaders, and the manufacturers. Every year many ABPA members make this annual trek to the desert to meet with business colleagues and vendors, and to have some Read more…


As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, imports of Parts, Engines, Bodies & Chassis in the United States decreased to US$12,021.19 million in September of 2014 from US$12,225.68 million in August of 2014. Imports of Parts, Engines, Bodies & Chassis in the United States averaged US$6,002.53 million from 1989 until 2014, reaching an all time Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language By now collision repair shops in the U.S. were supposed to be using General Motor’s proprietary MyPriceLink parts ordering system, which originally had a December 1 launch date. But, citing “workflow pressures on outside parties,” the automaker has pushed the introduction of MyPriceLink until early 2015. The MyPriceLink program is designed Read more…


Shippers in the Asia-U.S. trade lanes are being told to expect a new approach to pricing and increased rates, as container shipping lines deal with higher costs and the logjam created by limited inland rail and truck capacity. In the meantime, member container lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are ready to implement a further $1,000-per-40-foot Read more…

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