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By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language General Motors may have delayed the implementation of their dynamic parts pricing program (MyPriceLink.com), but let’s not lull ourselves into believing that GM is abandoning a program that would give them a tremendous marketing advantage. “Real time” parts pricing is coming soon, and it will require a strong response from the aftermarket Read more…


By Ed Salamy, Executive Director and Karen Fierst While most of the U.S. suffered under a prolonged cold spell in mid-January, collision industry leaders gathered in warm temperatures and under blue skies at the annual Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in Palm Springs, California on January 15-17. As usual during CIC Week there were a multitude of activities. 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…


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…


If you are reading this you have discovered the new format for our Body Language newsletter. After many years of a print version we have taken a big step forward to move Body Language to an online publication. This has several significant advantages. We will be able to provide more frequent updates and news about our industry Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language Welcome to the new Body Language newsletter. By transitioning from a printed piece with limited distribution to an online publication, we believe this new format will open up readership to a wider audience. This will allow us to bring the ABPA’s message to decision makers across the parts, insurance and collision Read more…

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