Information on the Cheap

Getting the OEM collision repair information you need – when you need it – does not have to cost a fortune. For the independent collision repair shop trying to equip itself with automaker collision repair information, expenses can very quickly add up. Buying annual access to the OEM service and repair information websites is no […]

Tips on Selecting An Insurance Company

Collision Repair Industry INSIGHT’s Consumer Checklist for the Careful Consumer When shopping for auto insurance, do a little homework first, shop around, and select your insurer carefully. Your insurer should offer both fair prices and excellent service. These tips will help you find the right insurer for you: Know your state’s auto insurance requirements: Most […]

AMI Credit Offered for CCC Pathways Collision Estimating Training

AMI Credit Offered for CCC Pathways Collision Estimating Training Participants completing either the CCC Pathways(R) Estimating Solution New User or Advanced User Training sessions are now eligible to receive up to 14 credits from the Automotive Management Institute (AMI). The relationship between CCC and AMI marks the first time AMI has given credit for training […]

Fleet Priority Services Network Launched

Fleet Priority Services Network Launched Formally known as Fleet 1st, Fleet Priority Services has introduced its North American collision repair network for light, medium, heavy duty and recreational vehicles. “Unfortunately, you never know when or where the next accident will happen,” said Bill Hinchcliffe, executive director of Fleet Priority Services. “With Fleet Priority Services, you […]

Northwood University and University of Toyota to Co-Market Management Development Program

Northwood University and University of Toyota to Co-Market Management Development Program The University of Toyota School of Retail Professional Development and Midland, Michigan’s Northwood University have announced the first joint project of the newly-formed University of Toyota/Northwood University alliance announced earlier this month. Starting in September, 2003, the alliance will offer Toyota Quality Executive Management […]

Caliber Collision Centers Acquires Cavender Collision Center in San Antonio

Caliber Collision Centers Acquires Cavender Collision Center in San Antonio IRVINE, Calif. — Caliber Collision Centers has announced the acquisition of Cavender Collision Center, a member of the Cavender Auto Family — one of the largest dealership groups in San Antonio. The addition of the Cavender Collision Center further expands Caliber’s position as the largest […]

Mitchell Provides Collision Estimating Procedure Pages Free Online

Mitchell Provides Collision Estimating Procedure Pages Free Online SAN DIEGO — As a service to the collision repair and insurance industries, Mitchell International, Inc. has announced that it is supplying free online access to Procedure pages (P-pages) for its print and electronic estimating products. The information can be accessed at www.eMitchell.com, Mitchell’s open Internet workspace […]

ADP Announces New Technology Enhancement with Open System Standards for Its Elite Dealership Management System

ADP Announces New Technology Enhancement with Open System Standards for Its Elite Dealership Management System CHICAGO — The Dealer Services Group of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has announced Elite(TM) Open API, a powerful technology enhancement that significantly expands the capability of ADP’s industry-leading Elite Dealer Management System. At the center of the technology is the […]

Claims3 and Scene Access.Net To Enhance Online Claim Completion with Task Assignment Function

Claims3 and Scene Access.Net To Enhance Online Claim Completion With Task Assignment Function ATLANTA, Ga.– Bridium (formerly Cyber-ASP), an application developer of claims workflow solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry, today announced an agreement with Scene Genesis, Inc., a leading software developer and application service provider (ASP) to the P&C industry. The agreement […]

State Farm’s Avery Discusses Service Select Program with ASA’s Collision Division Operations Committee

State Farm’s Avery Discusses Service Select Program with ASA’s Collision Division Operations Committee The Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) Collision Operations Committee recently met with George Avery, State Farm Insurance Co. claims consultant – P&C claims, to discuss State Farm’s Service Select pilot program underway in California, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. The meeting was held in […]