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Mitchell Launches Program Freedom

Mitchell, www.mitchell.com, has launched its new platform, Program Freedom, a claims and repair platform that offers an open-systems alternative to systems that restrict data exchange and extract toll fees. The program was launched on Dec. 1 and the company held a demonstration of it on January 17 in Palm Springs, Calif.

Honda Confirms July Crash Was Caused By Defective Airbag

On December 19, 2017 following a joint inspection, American Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that a Takata driver’s airbag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2004 Honda Civic on July 10, 2017 in Baton Rouge, La., resulting in the death of the driver. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family of the driver during this difficult time,” Honda stated.

The Small Package Shell Game

FedEx and UPS have owned and controlled the small package arena for decades and now the small package game is much like a shell game. These carriers turn their reps over on a frequent and regular basis; it is difficult if not impossible to compare one against the other and they do provide discounts but you have to know exactly how to go about asking for them. The following are seven strategies that will help you optimize your small package expenditures.
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The Current State Of Freight

Five years ago, only a fraction of shipping companies’ forklifts had certified scales on them. Today it is rare to tour a national carrier terminal where 100 percent of its equipment does not have certified scales on board. These companies have also invested in laser scanners and have internal directives to spot-check 8 to 12 percent of all freight for re-weigh and re-class issues. And, if the computer recognizes your company as a “repeat offender,” your freight will be flagged for inspections every time.

SCIENCE PROJECT

Auto recyclers have always known that their businesses help the environment. Now a scientific study has proven it.

BATTERY BEWARE

Lead batteries continue to be a recycling success story in the United States and abroad. In fact, according to a National Recycling Rate Study commissioned by Battery Council International (BCI) in 2017, more than 99 percent of lead batteries are recycled. This is equivalent to about 12 billion pounds of lead batteries recycled in a four-year period.
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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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