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July 29, 2021 Second quarter 2021 revenue of $3.4 billion (up 30.8% year-over-year) Diluted EPS 1 of $1.01 (up 159.0%); adjusted diluted EPS 1 of $1.13 (up 113.2%) Second quarter 2021 Segment EBITDA margin of 20.8% for North America; 14.9% for Specialty; and 10.7% for Europe Second quarter operating cash flow of $411 million; free cash flow Read more…


The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 19 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST: “How Activating AI and Network Connections is Redefining the Claims and Repair Experiences.” The webinar will feature Marc Fredman, chief strategy officer, and Shivani Govil, chief product officer, from Read more…


Source: American Shipper 9 foreign shipping lines targeted in audit to gauge compliance with detention and demurrage rules The Federal Maritime Commission plans to audit nine of the largest container carriers operating in U.S. markets to find out if they are using their market power to overcharge shippers on detention and demurrage fees. The Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Read more…


Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission Commission unanimously adopts policy statement aimed at restoring Right to Repair for small businesses, workers, consumers, and government entities The Federal Trade Commission today unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and even government entities from fixing their own products. The policy statement Read more…


It is with a heavy heart that the ABPA learned of the passing of a longtime member of the Association, Tom Foster of Key Parts. Many knew Tom for his infectious laughter, friendly personality and generous nature. Tom was a fixture at ABPA conventions for years and will be sorely missed. Tom passed in the hospital, surrounded Read more…


Effective 7/15/2021, 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.


WASHINGTON, DC – 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, today applauded President Biden’s release of an executive order (EO) that will enhance competitiveness in the U.S. economy and enhance consumers’ ability to choose where and how they Read more…


Source: Melissa Repko, CNBC Home Depot is one of the largest importers in the country. Yet with congested ports, container shortages and Covid-19 outbreaks slowing shipments, the company made a decision: It was time to get its own boat. “We have a ship that’s solely going to be ours and it’s just going to go back and Read more…


Source: Reuters WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will order U.S. transportation agencies to crack down on anti-competitive conduct and unjust fees in the rail and sea shipping industries to try to lower costs to consumers, the White House said on Thursday. Biden will deliver remarks at 1:30 p.m. and sign an “executive order on promoting competition in Read more…


During ABPA 2021 in Nashville, the ABPA is proud participate in the Nashville I-CAR Committee Topgolf event. Presented by Entegral and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the event will directly benefit Nashville area high school and college collision programs. This is a great opportunity for attendees to network and have fun! The event begins at 12pm on Wednesday 9/22 with Read more…

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