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Source: CollisionWeek The latest connected vehicle traffic volume data indicates that traffic volume increased again last week. According to the latest INRIX U.S. National Traffic Volume Synopsis covering the week of April 25 through May 1, travel continued to rebound, particularly personal travel. Nationwide personal travel improved levels last seen on Wednesday, March 25th, over five weeks Read more…


HUDSON, Ohio — The aftermarket is having a surge in online sales, with a sales spike the week of April 12-18, according to Hedges & Company data. This surge set all-time sales records and appears to be continuing into the week of April 19. This shows parts and accessories sales continue to grow online, accelerated by the Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Connected car analytics indicates passenger travel has stabilized, but commercial traffic continued to decline. INRIX, the provider of connected car services and mobility analytics, provided an analysis of U.S. traffic volume for the week of April 11-17 showing that personal vehicle travel had declined 46% versus travel volume based upon a February 22-28 control week, Read more…


The COVID-19 crisis has impacted businesses throughout the country. The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) has authorized up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. As you most likely learned, last Friday the program ran out of funds and current the Federal Government is planning to re-fund Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, First, the board of directors and ABPA staff hope you and your corporate families are all safe and staying healthy during these very difficult times, there simply are no words to capture the challenges we are all facing. During the past few weeks, as the government developed its stimulus packages and various business relief Read more…


For collision repair facilities everywhere, one very basic equation has remained constant from the Model-T to the Tesla: Quality materials + quality work = a job well done. But as current events have shown us, the unexpected can quickly add variables to that equation. And now more than ever, it’s clear that when it comes to creating Read more…


Effective 4/15/2020, 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: CollisionWeek Collision repair facilities remain open but business has slowed dramatically in the second half of the month. Shops more optimistic in most recent study compared to mid-March. The vast majority collision repair facilities responding to a CollisionWeek study last week were open, but have seen more slowdowns at the end of March versus mid-month due Read more…


Washington, D.C. – Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA) is offering an Apple iPad to one lucky qualified person who completes the ADAS Training Survey. Note: The survey ends May 15, 2020. Hansen VTF will be offering week long ADAS training. As part of the program development, AMECA is conducting a survey of automotive service professionals. Read more…


Source: Nick Carey and Ben Klayman, Reuters DETROIT – Auto parts maker Kevin Clay landed a series of new contracts from customers early this year, and was bullish on 2020 after two challenging years. “I had the audacity or stupidity to say in January ‘I can’t imagine what could happen this year that could slow us down,’” Read more…

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