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Source: Scott Luckett, SearchAutoParts.com Meet George Jetson … at least, that’s who I felt like when I recently test-drove a fully loaded SUV with the Advanced Safety Package. By now, you know what that label infers: proximity sensors in the front and at the rear; blind spot warnings; adaptive cruise control with forward collision avoidance; self-parallel and Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Daniel Morris of Dentons will address the audience during the Friday, 5/3 business session at the ABPA Fort Lauderdale Convention! Daniel’s presentation, “One Year In: Navigating the Rough Seas of a New Tariff and Trade Policy”, will focus on trade and tariffs and how they impact U.S. importers. Daniel is Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Bill seeks to address prevailing rates, would require labor rate surveys to establish rates to be conducted by a third party, prohibit insurers from requiring least expensive parts and further restrict referrals. Legislation filed in Texas on February 4 seeks to address a panoply of common friction points between collision repair facilities and insurance companies Read more…


Have you booked your registration package for ABPA Fort Lauderdale? If not, the time to do so is now! Early bird pricing is in effect now and expires on 2/16. Register soon to take advantage of these special savings. Why attend the ABPA Convention in Fort Lauderdale? This is the best opportunity for collision part professionals to Read more…


Combined Company Now Operating More Than 1,000 Centers in 37 States and the District of Columbia LEWISVILLE, TX and BROOKLYN PARK, MN, Feb. 5, 2019 – Caliber Collision Centers (“Caliber”) and Abra Auto Body Repair of America (“Abra”) today announced the closing of their merger that unites the companies’ talented teams, trusted brands and industry-leading operations to Read more…


With late April fast approaching, the anticipation for the 2019 ABPA is building fast! In addition to education and valuable industry-related content, the ABPA Convention is known for its fun activities! Once again, golfers will have something to look forward to with the golf event being held at the beautiful Jacaranda Golf Course on Wednesday, 5/1/19. Jacaranda Read more…


Source: Stan Bullard, Crain’s Cleveland Business Tiger Auto Parts Inc., a Toronto-based distributor of replacement auto parts, is launching U.S. operations in the former Mantua Manufacturing plant in Walton Hills that it acquired in December for $2.8 million. The privately held company sells replacement parts from multiple manufacturers to the automotive aftermarket, according to Mike Younos, Tiger’s Read more…


As we get closer to the 2019 ABPA Annual convention in Fort Lauderdale, the excitement continues to build! For 2019, we have added more fun to the schedule with the addition of the Marina and Mansions Boat Tour which will be held on Wednesday, 5/1 at 3PM as an optional event for ABPA attendees. This two hour Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Peter Quinter of GrayRobinson, P.A. will address the audience during the ABPA Fort Lauderdale Convention! Peter’s presentation will focus on Customs Border Protection (CBP) detentions and seizures of imported merchandise for alleged counterfeiting and violating ITC Orders. Peter is Chair of the U.S. Customs and International Trade Law Group at Read more…

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