Work Comp Insights: The First 24 Hours After an Injury

Brought to you by AmeriTrust Group, Inc. Work Comp Insights: The First 24 Hours After an Injury   The moment an injury occurs, it initiates a sequence of events that can last for weeks or even months. But no matter how prolonged the recovery period, the first 24 hours after an injury are the most […]

Mercedes-Benz to Idle AL Plant Next Week Over Parts Shortage

Mercedes-Benz said it will halt production next week at its Tuscaloosa County, AL, factory due to a shortage of parts—a work stoppage it plans to make up later this summer.   A spokesperson for parent company Daimler said the interruption is due to international suppliers. Bloomberg News reported the parts shortage was from Mexico.   Mercedes-Benz resumed production April 27 […]

ASE Begins to Resume Testing

ASE Begins to Resume Testing The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will begin to resume testing May 1 in selected areas of the country with test-center availability and lifted stay-at-home orders, it was announced   “As always, our overriding priority remains the health and safety of automotive service professionals and their families. We are reinstituting […]

Beware of COVID-19 Scams

Beware of COVID-19 Scams By George Robertson With the media consumed with COVID-19 information and the economic stimulus package passed by Congress, hackers are having a field day. What a great opportunity for hackers to engage with people during this stressful time. They are hoping to catch people off their guard and get them to click […]


Wham! was loud the noise I heard inside my helmet. “You have not been called offsides one time this game….what’s going on with you?”  I heard my coach yell as I exited the football field. He had tried to bring to my attention that I wasn’t being aggressive enough as the Center Linebacker on our […]

 Hero Behind the Mask

It started rather small. A videographer friend wanted to feed some of the nurses, and he knew several restaurants that were not doing their regular volume of business. He went and asked a local barbecue restaurant if they would help him with the food. In trade he would give their business exposure through Facebook as […]

TechForce Announces Griffin Howland FutureTechs Rock Grand Prize Winner

The TechForce Foundation announced the 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner is Griffin Howland, a senior in high school attending Pickens County Career and Technology College, in Liberty, S.C. TechForce the award to honor our student community and recognize those who have a promising future and will shape the transportation industry. Griffin’s nominator stated, […]

Absent Traffic Jams, Many Drivers Getting More Reckless

Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flaunt traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding. Many states have reported alarming speed increases, with some noting a significant […]

Driven Brands Announces Acquisition of Fix Auto USA Collision Repair Franchisor and Auto Center Auto Body

Driven Brands Announces Acquisition of Fix Auto USA Collision Repair Franchisor and Auto Center Auto Body Franchise operator adds 150 franchise collision repair centers to its network and 10 company owned stores. Driven Brands today officially announced its acquisition of Fix Auto USA (FUSA) and Auto Center Auto Body, Inc. (ACAB). The addition adds nearly […]

Estimate Tips

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Additional related refinish material calculations Auto Paint Materials Calculation: De-nib & Finesse, Finish Sand and Buff and Mask for Overspray, while coming on the estimate as a “Refinish” Labor Type, do not contribute to the materials calculation when using the “Rates” method. While those operations use materials, it is not at […]