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EstimateScrubber.com Adds Collision Chain of Custody Repair Documentation Recording

Industry News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00pm

VehicleOwnersGuide.com announced the integration of Collision Chain of Custody (CCoC) with its EstimateScrubber.com portal.

CCoC offers collision repairers two ways to help protect their shops against litigation by recording and digitally managing their repair documentation. EstimateScrubber.com subscribers can create a digital evidence bag containing important repair information, documentation and/or photos, lock the packet with a digital fingerprint and download to their shop at no extra charge. Repairers can opt to store their digital evidence bags in VehicleOwnersGuide.com’s digital evidence vault for a small monthly charge.

CCoC was created with Federal Rule of Evidence 902 (12) and (13) in mind. FRE

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CIECA Announces Annual Award Winners

Industry News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:47am

On November 1, the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees announced the winners of the 2017 Electronic Commerce awards.  CIECA Chair Phil Martinez and Executive Director Fred Iantorno made the presentations.

Awards announced include:

Electronic Commerce Company of the Year 2017 – This award is extended to one company per year to recognize the company’s Outstanding Leadership, Contribution, and Dedication to CIECA and to the Collision Repair Industry.

This year’s Electronic Commerce Company of the Year award was presented to Car-Part.com. Accepting the award for Car-Part.com was Jeff Schroder, CEO.

Outstanding Dedication – This award was presented to

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Boyd Group Acquires Collision Repair Centers in Tennessee and Ontario

Industry News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:38pm
Boyd enters Tennessee market with purchase of nine location MSO.

The Boyd Group Inc. announced acquisitions of collision repair centers in Tennessee and Toronto, Ontario. On October 27 acquired a multi-store operation (MSO) in Tennessee, consisting of nine collision repair centers located in the Nashville region. The MSO was founded in 1970 and previously operated as Auto Art Body Shop. The centers will initially be co-branded as Gerber-Auto Art and will transition to Gerber Collision & Glass over the next few months.

“This is an important acquisition that provides an entry point into the Tennessee market, expands our reach to

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Guidewire Software Announces Enterprise Rent-A-Car New Solution Alliance Partner

Industry News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:30pm

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) today announced that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect as a solution partner. Guidewire also announced Enterprise’s participation in the Ready for Guidewire accelerator validation program.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Automated Rental Management System (ARMS) Web Application accelerator makes it easier and quicker for an insurance company using Guidewire ClaimCenter to integrate with ARMS. The ARMS accelerator provides insurers access to over 13 rental solutions, from reservations to rental management and invoicing. From within ClaimCenter, insurers are connected to real-time repair information, with electronic data and repair status updates that flow directly from repair facility partners using the

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Caliber Announces Two Promotions to Executive Leadership Team

Industry News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:25pm
New executive roles to accelerate teammate and client satisfaction.

Caliber Collision announced two promotions to the Executive Leadership Team that were effective November 1.

Promoted from Senior Vice President of Operations to Chief Talent Officer is David Goldstein, a 20-year veteran of Caliber.  A graduate of the UCLA Anderson Executive Program in 2015, David has more than 30 years of collision repair experience as he rapidly grew from a body technician to Center Manager to Senior Vice President overseeing more than 167 locations across California.

 “As a company dedicated to restoring the rhythm of lives, we focus on our teammates

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OPS Partners With Volkswagen for Collision Repair Parts Procurement Technology Suite

Industry News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:16pm

Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) announced a national partnership with Volkswagen Group of America (VW)  integrating OPS’s technologies in VW dealerships across the country to provide a single electronic pipeline to quickly identify, locate and deliver auto parts for collision repair facilities. The OPS Technology Suite will power VW’s “Genuine Advantage Program” that enables dealers to better serve their customers by streamlining repairs and parts delivery, as well as expedite parts sales.

The OPS Technology Suite includes OPSTrax and TraxPod (Parts Procurement), ValuTrax (Conquesting) and DeliveryTrax (Logistics and Driver Management) that combine to provide a fully integrated, real-time work flow. OPS

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Audatex Launches Diagnostic Solution for Collision Repair and Auto Service Shops

Industry News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:09pm
Pre-post scan tool with included Identifix DirectHit knowledgebase and integrated access to the iATN Network

Audatex announced the launch of Audatex Vehicle Health Check (VHC), a vehicle scan, diagnostic and repair for both collision or mechanical repair.

“As the growing population of smart cars and ADAS equipped vehicles (Advance Driver-Assisted Systems) escalates, so does the need for an advanced solution to properly diagnose the systems when those vehicles have been in an accident and require electronics or mechanical repair,” said Don Mikrut, VP of Collision Repair Services at Audatex. “This Vehicle Health Check provides the automotive repair industry with the

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AkzoNobel Launches Digital Workflow Tool

Industry News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:44am

AkzoNobel announced a new digital tool, Carbeat, that offers collision repair facilities simpler workflows and easier access to information by giving a real-time overview of the repair process. This information is then made available to managers, team leaders, technicians and third parties, which in turn creates improved transparency and communication.

The application is deployed on a large touch screen monitor designed to make using the system quick and intuitive, while providing a comprehensive overview of all the work in production. This enhances the quality and granularity of captured cycle time data, which enables deeper insight into ways to improve efficiency

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Spectra Premium Produces First CAPA Certified Radiators

Industry News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:30am

Spectra Premium certified its first CAPA products to become the first and only manufacturer of CAPA Certified radiators. This is the crowning achievement of the Spectra Premium – CAPA partnership, which began earlier this year.

 “This achievement is another testament to our commitment to always go above and beyond our customers’ needs. The new CAPA 601 certification for the radiator category clearly differentiates our Spectra Premium from other radiators in the collision industry. We are proud and honored to be granted this first-in-the-market CAPA product certification, which consolidates our efforts to position the Spectra Premium brand as the first

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AutoNation Signs Multi-Year Agreement to Support Waymo Autonomous Vehicle Program

Industry News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:16am

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) announced that it has partnered with Waymo, the Alphabet Inc., self-driving technology company, in a multi-year agreement to support Waymo’s autonomous vehicle program. AutoNation will offer strategic capabilities to maximize the life of Waymo’s vehicles across the United States.

AutoNation franchised stores, AutoNation USA stores and other AutoNation locations, will provide long-term vehicle maintenance and repairs for Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid vehicle fleet, and will expand with Waymo as they add additional brands.

Mike Jackson, Chairman, CEO and President, said, “We are excited to partner with Waymo, who is a leader of self-driving technology.  AutoNation remains

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Copart Expands Phoenix Location

Industry News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:10am

Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) announced the expansion of its Phoenix, Ariz. location.

“We are very excited about the expansion,” said Copart Phoenix General Manager Jonathan Black. “For our sellers and transporters, this project centralized the facility’s entrance. For our buyers, it increased the size of the loadout area. These changes will improve efficiency for an even better customer experience at our location.”

Copart Phoenix, located at 615 South 51st Avenue, holds online car auctions every Monday at noon PT.

“Our expansion in Phoenix has been nothing short of outstanding. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the team there,” said Copart CEO

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Gene Scambray Receives I-CAR Chairman’s Award

Industry News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:04am

The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), has named Gene Scambray as the recipient of its 2017 Chairman’s Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to I-CAR have been significant or extraordinary. The Chairman’s Award recipient is selected by the Executive Committee of the I-CAR International Board of Directors.

Scambray has over 40 years of experience in the collision industry, including more than 20 years as director of industry relations at Copart. Prior to Copart, he was employed for 20-plus years with AAA Northern as a claims executive. He is a 2007 inductee into the Hall

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