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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…


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…


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…


The battle to gain recognition and acceptance of aftermarket parts continues in state houses across the country. And the news is good! In states from New England to the Midwest we have won some important victories against attempts to limit or restrict the use of aftermarket parts in collision repair. Here are some recent highlights. These wins Read more…


Although Swedish automaker Saab shipped its last car to North America three years ago, the business of supplying parts for the estimated 450,000 Saabs on American roads goes on, and is actually growing. Saab Automobile Parts North America, which emerged from the Swedish automaker’s bankrupt U.S. operations, has 200 authorized service centers in the United States, up Read more…


Oral arguments have been scheduled for December 1 in the appeal of a lawsuit filed by Felder’s Collision Parts against General Motors. According to John Yoswick of the CRASH Network, “the Louisiana-based non-OEM parts supplier sued the automaker, arguing that GM’s ‘Bump the Competition’ parts price-matching program provides no benefit to the consumer, but ‘serves the sole Read more…

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