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The D’Alessandros have built a network designed for learning and growth The pace at which our industry members are required to learn is often enough to send the average person’s head for a spin. Even when you ask some of the most experienced collision industry individuals of their experience starting out in the trade, responses […]

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!

FAMILY PLANNING WITH RIVIAN For those critics who believe that driving an electric vehicle effectively neuters a man, in this case they are technically correct, as a Texas doctor recently performed an entire vasectomy procedure powered by a Rivian RT1’s onboard generators. In May, Austin, Texas-based urologist Dr. Christopher Yang informed his patient that his […]

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

MORE TECH, MORE TROUBLES New vehicle technology comes with an understandable learning curve for drivers, though a recent J.D. Power report suggests these additions affect driver satisfaction in ways more nuanced than it may seem. In its 2022 Tech Experience Index (TXI) studies and Initial Quality Studies (IQS), J.D. Power measured vehicle quality via a […]

OEM NEWS

DOUBLE DEALS The Canadian government has inked deals that will see Mercedes- Benz and Volkswagen Group each gain access to the nation’s largest stores of key battery materials—like lithium cobalt, nickel and graphite—for use in electric vehicles (EVs). The twin Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) will see Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz receive priority access to Canadian battery […]

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Places Order for Buses Featuring the Allison eGen Flex™

VTA order represents the largest and most recent in a series of bid awards nationwide for buses equipped with Allison’s revolutionary electric hybrid eGen Flex™ system. INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allison Transmission is pleased to announce that Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has selected the Allison eGen Flex™ electric hybrid propulsion system for its fleet of transit […]

VIA optronics AG Announces Plans to Install New Production Equipment for its Cameras

Implementation planned in Q4 2022 for existing automotive OEM customer at a partner´s facility in Thailand NUREMBERG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VIA optronics AG (NYSE: VIAO) (“VIA” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of interactive display systems and solutions, today announced plans to establish a new camera production line in Thailand. The mission-critical production equipment will be owned […]

FCPT Announces Acquisition of a Circle K Property and a Firestone Property for $6.5 Million

MILL VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT), a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the ownership and acquisition of high-quality, net-leased restaurant and retail properties (“FCPT” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Circle K property and a Firestone property for $6.5 million. The properties are located in a […]

Chargebacks No More: Guaranteed Text-To-Pay by Facepay Arrives in Auto Repair

Credit card chargebacks are increasing at an alarming rate; your auto repair shop up can solve this in minutes. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AutomotiveTrainingInstitute–Facepay announces Guaranteed Text-To-Pay to stop the hemorrhaging from credit card chargebacks. Service advisors send text or email to customers when the balance is due, tender payments and release vehicles with no worry. […]

Graham Holdings Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.58 per share, payable on November 4, 2022, to shareholders of record on October 18, 2022. Contacts Pinkie Mayfield (703) 345-6450 Pinkie.Mayfield@ghco.com

Blue Bird Delivers First Electric School Bus to Navajo Nation in Arizona

Chinle Unified School District Starts Transitioning Diesel Bus Fleet to Zero-emission Vehicles MACON, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, delivered the first of three electric school buses to Chinle Unified School District (USD) in Arizona, the largest school district in the Navajo Nation. Chinle USD expands its […]