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Farmers Insurance Removes Customer Clauses

Farmers Insurance has removed the Most Favored Nation (MFN) clauses from its insurer direct repair programs, according to the Automotive Service Association (ASA). The ASA recently announced that it has long worked to remove these clauses and thanked Farmers Insurance for its policy changes.

ACD Joins ARA As Associate Member

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced that ACD ( has joined the association as an associate member. ACD provides technical solutions to insurance companies to process claims. Its software includes AutoLink, PropertyLink and SubroLink. It serves more than 225 insurance companies.

Wyoming Most Expensive State To Drive In, Iowa Is Least Expensive

If you grumble about the rising costs of your auto insurance, it could be because of where you live. Bankrate, a leading aggregator of financial rate information (, ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which states were the cheapest to own a car, and which were the most expensive.

Locator UpFront

15 Minutes With ARA’s Kim Glasscock

A thousand recyclers will head to Nashville, Tenn. this fall for the 71st Annual ARA Convention. With an intriguing venue like “Music City,” and work sessions with thought leaders in the industry, the convention is sure to be a draw. We caught up with meeting planner Kim Glassock to get the inside scoop on what’s new and exciting at this year’s meeting, scheduled for Oct. 22 - 25, 2014.

Digital Customers

Self-service facilities are a common business model in the auto recycling industry. There are an estimated 500 to 700 of these yards across North America. These facilities - with their one million vehicles in inventory - drain fluids, but store the vehicle whole and allow customers to pull their own parts. They typically cater to the local public, or anyone who can walk in through the door, unlike full-service yards which sell their parts nationwide via Internet-based parts locating systems and eBay; that is until now.

Bill Champion

When the Colorado Automotive Recyclers (CAR) association decided to champion a state salvage-titling bill, it did so knowing that if passed, there wouldn’t be a big monetary gain for the Colorado auto recycling industry. CAR decided to do it anyway simply because the bill was a huge score for consumer safety. HB1299 was signed into law on April 25, 2014.


Watch For The 2015 Locator’s Directory

Another year of hard work has paid off. The 2015 Locator’s Directory is officially at the printers. This annual issue will be mailed to auto recyclers, suppliers and repairers on September 24.


Boss of the Year Coming Soon!

The Locator’s annual Boss of the Year honor will be given away next month to a deserving auto recycler who has gone above and beyond for his or her staff.



  • Hollander Innovation Summit 2014


    Save The Date! The Hollander Innovation Summit is right around the corner ... September 24 - 26 in Minneapolis. You can't afford to miss...

  • 2014 PARTS Convention


    It's the 50th anniversary event.

  • Corvette / Chevy Expo


    ALL Indoor Corvette & Chevy Event with over 106,000 sq. ft. of Chevy Excitement!  Held at the Dallas Market Hall‎.  Major...

  • ARM Mississippi River Dinner Cruise


    Bring the whole family and join your fellow ARM members on the beautiful Magnolia Blossom for drinks, dinner and a cruise. View Hidden Falls,...

  • Auto Glass Week


    Join AGRR magazine, the Auto Glass Safety Council, the Independent Glass Association, the National Glass Association and the National Windshield...

  • AARA 16th Annual Auto Recyclers Meeting & Golf Tournament


    You have an opportunity to help Wendy Wilson, from Brock Supply, in her battle against cancer. On October 11, 2014, the Arizona Auto...

  • 2014 Texas Auto Recyclers Conference & Trade Show


    Sponsored by the Texas Automotive Recyclers Association and hosted by Barry Rubin at American Auto Salvage in Ft. Worth, Texas

  • SEMA Show


    The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws th industry's brightest minds and hottest...

  • AAPEX Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo


    Over four days, those who shape the future of the automotive aftermarket will gather in Las Vegas. Here, brands, markets and economies converge...

  • MATR 40th Annual Convention


    The Missouri Automobile and Truck Recyclers Association Annual Convention, Meeting & Trade Show will be held November 21-23, 2014 at Camden...

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