Generationally Speaking
December 2013

See what makes us different … and the same! About 90 percent of ASA member-shops are family-owned businesses, according to our 2013 “How’s Your Business?” survey results. Learn what different generations from the same shop are thinking and how they are relating in a customer-driven industry fueled by technology. In this month’s “Generationally Speaking” department, […]

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News Briefs – December 2013

NHTSA Releases 2012 Vehicle Crashes Report The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study stating motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012, after six consecutive years of declining fatalities. The number of fatalities increased from 32,479 in 2011 to 33,561 in 2012. The NHTSA study does not provide a specific reason for the […]

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News Extras – December 2013

ASA: How We Keep You Going! Recap of Mechanical, Collision, Legislative Activities Why belong to the Automotive Service Association? You may be a nonmember reading this and trying to decide whether you should invest the dues amount to join when things may be a little tight. Or you may be a member reading this and […]

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WIN Announces Opening of Most Influential Women Nominations

The winners will be recognized at a Most Influential Women gala held during the 2014 WIN Educational Confer­ence, May 5-7, 2014, at Paradise Point in San Diego. Nomination forms may be downloaded from the WIN website at www.Womens IndustryNetwork.com under the Most Influential Women tab. The Most Influential Women award recognizes women who have enriched […]

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Exciting Changes for NACE, CARS

New partnerships, strategies announced as event wraps Highlights of this year’s Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) event held Oct. 16-18, 2013, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center include the robust conference program with more than 100 hours of management education and technical training, the largest MSO Symposium to date with 17 […]

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ASA-Michigan Board Objects to Some Insurer Mandates

Statewide forum focused on MFN clauses, State Farm PartsTrader rollout. Recently, the Automotive Service Association of Michigan held a well-attended Collision Repair Forum in Lansing, Mich., regarding State Farm’s PartsTrader rollout and Most Favored Nation (MFN) clauses. Collision repairers from across the state expressed frustration with insurer mandates. The two mandates of most concern were […]

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Market vs. Need

Members of the Automotive Service Association’s Collision Division Operations Committee have written an article about “Market vs. Need” that discusses auto body repair costs in relationship to insurer pay. The article was co-authored by Scott Benavidez, AAM, and April Hernandez, AAM, both volunteer leaders on the committee, and was written to ignite conversations about “Market […]

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Official Notification of Candidates for the ASA National Board of Directors

In accordance with the bylaws of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), this announcement shall serve as official notice of the slate of candidates for three positions for the ASA board of directors – general director; mechanical division director; and collision division director. This announcement is not a ballot, but a notice of candidates only. If […]

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House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Federal Regulations, Regulatory Reform

The House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing recently on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Federal Regulations and Regulatory Reform. Witnesses included Howard A. Shelanski, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA); C. Boyden Gray of Boyden Gray & Associates, PLLC; […]

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News Briefs – November 2013

TopTechFinder.com Now Includes Mechanical Repair Jobs TopTech Finder expands to help mechanical repair shops find qualified employees, becoming the only job board specifically designed for mechanical and collision repair shops. “After expanding in August to support all body shop jobs, we heard from our customers that they wanted to add mechanical jobs to the site. […]

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