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CIECA will hold a CIECAST webinar on Tuesday, December 15 at 1 pm CST to discuss the highlights of the 2020R2 Release of the CIECA standards for the collision industry. During the one-hour live broadcast, three CIECA committee chairs will provide an overview of the updates in the 2020R2 Release. These include: Technical Summary Presented by Dan Read more…


Effective 11/15/2020, 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: AftermarketNews Associations will draft federal legislation providing a long-term national solution protecting aftermarket access to vehicle repair and maintenance data. On the heels of this week’s Right to Repair ballot victory in Massachusetts, aftermarket association leaders Paul McCarthy, president, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, and Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, issued a statement to Read more…


Source: William J. Dowd, Worcester Telegram & Gazette Massachusetts voters expanded the state’s vehicular right to repair law when they overwhelmingly adopted Question 1 on Tuesday night, according to initial results reported by the Associated Press. Massachusetts overwhelmingly adopted Question 1 with the ballot question capturing 75%. With 79.48% of precincts in at 12:30 a.m., it showed Read more…


Smithfield, RI (November 2, 2020) — The 2021 Annual Meeting & Trade show of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be held April 13-16, 2021 at the Renaissance Hotel located in Nashville, TN. The event is a gathering of aftermarket parts manufacturers, distributors, insurance industry executives, and collision repair companies. In addition to the ABPA’s organizational Read more…


October 29, 2020 Third quarter 2020 revenue of $3.0 billion (down 3.2% year-over-year) Parts and services organic revenue declined 4.5% year-over-year Net income¹ of $193 million (up 27.4%); adjusted net income of $228 million (up 20.9%) Targeted cost and productivity actions continue to contribute to operating leverage Diluted EPS¹ of $0.64 (up 30.6%); adjusted diluted EPS of Read more…


Sanford, NC — CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association) announced that the organization completed the 2020R2 Release of the CIECA Standards for the collision industry. The release includes new Calibration Standards developed by CIECA’s Calibration Committee and an enhancement to CIECA’s Scanning Standards. “With the rise of ADAS technologies in vehicles today, it is necessary to calibrate Read more…


Source: Jake Lingeman, Autoweek Local shops want access to the data that will help fix your car. You’ve probably heard the term “right to repair.” It’s a catchall for legislation allowing consumers to repair and modify their own devices, ranging from computers to your iPhone, tractors and your own personal vehicle. In the automotive industry, Massachusetts was Read more…


Effective 10/15/2020, 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: U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of Read more…

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