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automotive collision repair professional

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MOST PROFITABLE STATES FOR AUTO INSURERS

2020 likely to become third consecutive year of strong profits for auto insurers. Their best run in 15 years.

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BACKLOG STILL ON THE LIGHT SIDE, BUT RETURNING

Conditions far better than early weeks of pandemic when 57% of shops had no work scheduled.

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QUOTES OF THE YEAR

A collection of the year's most interesting quotes heard around the industry.

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STATES HAVE "UNCLAIMED FUNDS" FOR SHOPS

Online search of shops reveals funds waiting to be claimed.

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Body Shops Grade Insurers

Over 1,100 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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TRAFFIC STATS

Regularly updated traffic volume statistics for highways and states.

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SHOP CLOSURES

Some of the shops that have not survived the pandemic.

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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ASSOCIATION PODCAST FEATURES CRASH NETWORK

CRASH Network Editor John Yoswick joins host Tony Molla for a 20 minute podcast looking at the collision industry.

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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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Who Pays for What?

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

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EMPLOYMENT DEMAND RETURNING

Every position in the shop is now in higher demand than in the spring, though none has quite returned to the levels of a year ago.

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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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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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SUPPLEMENTS INCREASING IN SIZE, FREQUENCY

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

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