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Small Business Employers Continue Strong Hiring Trend

NFIB’s monthly jobs report found that small business job creation slowed in July, falling to an average addition of 0.12 workers per firm, down from June but still historically strong. A record 26 percent of small business owners surveyed cited the difficulty of finding qualified workers as their single most important business problem.

“ToyMakerz” Re-Airs Third Season of Mind-Blowing Custom Automotive Builds

"ToyMakerz" will re-air its third action-packed season on HISTORY®. Each week, former celebrity stuntman and head "ToyMaker" David Ankin will take his fans on the ride of their lives, leading his talented team in crafting one-of-a-kind custom automotive builds. From hot rods and classics to muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles, "ToyMakerz" gives car lovers across America a front-row seat to the incredible process behind these powerful and unique machines.

SafeAirbags.com and Morgan Freeman Urge You to Check Your Airbags

SafeAirbags.com, an organization notifying consumers of the need to repair the millions of recalled Takata airbags that remain on the road in the U.S., launched a national broadcast consumer awareness campaign featuring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman.
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Locator UpFront

NEED HELP?

Businesses that handle five or more junk, salvage or total loss vehicles per year are required to report to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System database. Auto Data Direct is your source for salvage vehicle reporting and so much more.

PEER HELP

The Automotive Recyclers Association’s Peer to Peer Mentoring program aims to mentor those that are new to the industry, those that may be struggling, and those that simply want to become better. The goal was to improve our industry one recycler at a time.

LOOKING AHEAD

Small businesses were a big contributor to current economic growth, and to the high U.S. consumer confidence, which reached a 17-year high in Nov. 2017. To take advantage of the favorable economic environment, consider these four moves to set your small business up for success.

SIMPLE MARKETING

No one has time to sort through complex messages, confusing web design or too many options in order to find what they need. Customers are looking for simplified experiences throughout the buyer’s journey. The business that can deliver their solution with clear messages and a simple pricing and packaging model will win the customer.

WHEELSPOTTER

Hollander’s new app, WheelSpotter quickly identifies a wheel’s Hollander Interchange number to determine whether that wheel should be sold to a scrapper or a remanufacturer.

SECURE SITE

Break-ins, vandalism and thefts – both internal and external – are all concerns for salvage yard owners. Solid Security offers tips to keep your business secure.

ALASKA RECYCLING

Northwest Auto Parts, based in Anchorage, Alaska, faces unique challenges, often working in the dark or extreme weather to pull parts, and relying on barges and planes to get parts to distant destinations.
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Recycled Parts Buying Trends

The Locator's commitment to buyers and sellers of recycled parts has been the driving force for the company for more than 50 years. For the past several months, the data has shows a clear trend for purchasing smaller, easy-to-install parts. Headlights, tail lamps and side view mirrors have been popular among buyers. But buyers also continue to purchase the larger, more expensive parts including engines and transmissions.

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Most Popular Parts Searches

PartsLocator's new late-model parts search allows users to find the parts they need, purchase them and have them shipped directly. The site is user friendly and completely responsive so access from any device - desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device - is seamless.

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