RESEARCH: Mileage tracking could reduce accidents

A new study finds that pay-as-you-drive insurance, in which drivers’ insurance rates are based on their actual mileage tracked by the insurer, could reduce driving and accidents. The study, commissioned by the Conservation Law Foundation and Environmental Insurance Agency, estimated that switching all Massachusetts drivers to a per-mile auto insurance pricing would reduce mileage, accident […]

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HEARD IN THE INDUSTRY

“I’ve been an advocate over the past several years for online training within the organizations that I’ve been part. I see that being a demand here at I-CAR in terms of how we deliver training to our customers as well. I think it opens a lot of doors for training where the downtime and expense […]

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INDUSTRY STATS: Cycle time

Trying to get an idea of where your shop might stand in terms of cycle time? Stats obtained from one multi-state shop chain showed an average cycle time of 8.1 days, keys-to-keys. Overall, the shops averaged 2.64 labor hours per-day per-job (“touch time”). But clearly even within that chain, cycle time performance varied. The top […]

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