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automotive collison repair professional

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CRASH NETWORK EDITOR AND MIKE ANDERSON TEAM UP FOR 'STATE-OF-THE-INDUSTRY' WEBINAR

Short-format webinar to bring topics and information relevant to collision repair businesses.

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STATES HAVE "UNCLAIMED FUNDS" FOR SHOPS

Online search of shops reveals funds waiting to be claimed.

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TRAFFIC STATS

Regularly updated traffic volume statistics for highways and states.

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SHOPS CLOSURES

Some of the shops that have not survived the pandemic.

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TWENTY YEARS OF COLLISION CLAIMS SEVERITY DATA

Claims severity may seem to be rising sharply, but it's not what you'd think.

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GETTING PAID FOR COVID-19 CLEANING

Shops report on a dozen more insurers reimbursing for added effort to clean vehicles.

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Who Pays for What?

The quarterly survey that shows you are not "the only one" charging for that.

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QUOTES OF THE YEAR

A collection of the most interesting quotes heard around the industry.

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SHOP REVENUES STILL DOWN, BUT CONDITIONS ARE "DECENT"

Shops from 40 different states share their sales figures for the previous six months.

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PPP LOANS FORGIVEN, BUT SHOPS STILL WORRIED

The further into the future they look, the more shop confidence declines...

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LOST AUTO SALES REDUCE NUMBER OF REPAIRABLE VEHICLES

Number of "potentially repairable vehicles" on U.S. roads will be affected by COVID-19 sales declines.

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EVEN COVID-19 CAN'T KILL DEMAND FOR BODY TECHS

Even now, 1 in 4 shops say they still have a current opening for a body technician.

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SUPPLEMENTS INCREASING IN SIZE, FREQUENCY

Feel like your writing more - and larger – supplements lately? New data backs that up.

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Body Shops Grade Insurers

Over 1,000 body shops graded insurance companies based on how well each company's "policies, attitude and payment practices ensure quality repairs and customer service for motorists."

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