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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…


Ever think of becoming an ABPA Board member or know someone who may want to serve? Your opportunity is now! During the 2021 ABPA Convention in Nashville, we will be conducting Board elections during the late morning session on Thursday, 9/23. Should you choose to run, you will have the opportunity to address the membership on your 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…


The ABPA has received concerns from various members regarding the significant increase in freight rates for importing containers from overseas. To address this matter, we have written to the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel Maffei, clearly addressing our concerns and how it is affecting both ABPA members and consumers. Additionally, the FMC recently announced 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…


Each year, the ABPA relies on its sponsors to ensure that the convention is a success. While all sponsors are important, we would like to give special recognition to the Platinum Sponsors of the 2021 ABPA Convention in Nashville! CAPA/Intertek www.capacertified.org | www.intertek.com KSI Auto Parts www.ksiautoparts.com Partslink www.partslink.org TYC/Genera www.genera.com Sponsorships are still available! To be 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…

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