ALI updates Lifting It Right online lift safety course

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Cortland, New York — October 3, 2017 — Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has announced updates to its Lifting It Right online training course. The interactive course covers safe lifting practices for all types of automotive lifts. The Lifting It Right course was first launched in 1987 as a simple safety manual. While the core focus […]

Survey: More jobber consolidation ahead

The charts above illustrate what our readers believe will happen in the jobber industry in terms of consolidation. The chart on the left shows what's expected before the end of 2017. The chart on the right shows the same thing, but over the next five years. While some readers don't think we'll see much in the way of consolidation this year, nearly everyone surveyed thinks we'll see more consolidation within five years.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — October 3, 2017 — We can expect to see more consolidation in the jobber sector before the end of 2017, if the readers who responded to Collision Repair magazine’s latest poll are correct. The majority, 68 percent, believe the jobber business will undergo further consolidation before the year is […]

BETAG Innovations and Flat Line SSI team up for one-day training sessions

These training sessions provided valuable skills and techniques for both estimators and technicians.

By Alex Dugas Richmond Hill, Ontario — October 3, 2017 — Aluminum is showing up in more and more automobiles, and technicians must be prepared to deal with it. That was part of the impetus behind a recent training event put on by BETAG Innovations and Flat Line SSI. Ralph Meichtry of BETAG and Flat Line […]

Shop ordered to pay $31.5 million in damages for improper repair

Part of the documentation provided by plaintiff consultant Neil Hannemann shows where, in his opinion, the failure of the roof of the Seebachans’ 2010 Honda Fit during a crash compromised the overall structure and collision energy management of the vehicle.

By Tom Davis Dallas, Texas — October 3, 2017 — John Eagle Collision Center, a Texas-based repairer, has been ordered to pay $31.5 million USD in damages after a jury ruled its “improper repair” was liable for the severity of the crash of a 2010 Honda Fit. A Texas jury on Monday awarded the driver […]