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It’s been quite a month of news relevant to the collision repair industry. State collision repairers have seen new developments on legal and legislative fronts, PartsTrader introduced new supplier fees and the 3.0 version of its interface, and manufacturers shared details about advanced vehicles and capital improvements.

Take a look at some recent Repairer Driven News highlights and get caught up on anything you might have missed.


American Family examining if feather, prime and block should be line item; software could slow adoption

So close: AASP-MN proposals cut at last minute of Legislature amid Minn. budget breakdown

Pa., N.C. auto body shops, car insurers battle over motion to dismiss RICO case

N.Y. bill stripping insurer voice on auto body parts vendor passes committee

Poll: Miss. auto body shop owner ahead in race for insurance commissioner

American Family tells Midwest repairers to buy part from distant states; share your insurer stories with RDN


Thatcham: ‘We were surprised’ how much VW Golf auto-braking cut U.K. injuries

CCC: Takata recall might not be big factor for collision repair

Risk Point: New PDR-centric model could slash dealership hail reimbursements

OEMs/auto body

Chrysler 200 only has 26 percent mild steel in body-in-white

Automotive News: FCA CEO says Jeep Wrangler won’t be all-aluminum after all

BMW: ‘Carbon Core’ will cut 286.6 pounds out of 7 Series

Nissan: ‘A lot’ of ultra-high-strength steel in 2015 Maxima (diagrams)

Morning News: $1.29B for Arlington, Texas, plant could mean big changes to GM SUVs

ArcelorMittal exec touts auto steel’s advances, recyclability


I-CAR urges OEMs to share repair procedures, think of shops’ needs at auto steel conference

PartsTrader to charge suppliers 3.5% of sale, acknowledges cost could pass to repairers

Vendor, competitor react to PartsTrader transaction fees

Mitchell: Aftermarket, recycled more of auto parts spending in 1Q; OEM down

The costly mystery of the Opt-OE BMW tail lamp

PartsTrader 3.0 upgrades available for repairers, suppliers, insurers