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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.
2018.01.08 06:32 AM


Dangers of Non-Conforming Batteries in the Lead Battery Recycling Process
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.
2018.01.03 09:59 AM


15 Minutes with David Gold
Spend just a few minutes with David Gold, and you can’t help but admire his energy and enthusiasm. It’s what has helped to propel this highly respected and seasoned recycler to the helm of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), where he earned the title of president this past November. Currently, David is Executive Vice President and President of Fenix Parts Canada. Like many others, he grew up in the industry, and now he’s fully prepared to give back. We spent 15 minutes with David recently to find out what’s in store during his term.
2018.01.03 09:59 AM

FCA US and CCC Working Together to Address Vehicle Safety

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) and FCA US LLC (FCA) announced they are working together to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for FCA US to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle owners so necessary repairs may be expedited.
2017.12.03 04:41 PM

Make a New Year’s Resolution to be a Better Driver

Many of us have a list of things to improve when the New Year rolls around. Some choose to lose weight, exercise more or learn a new skill. As drivers, there are some resolutions we should always make to stay safe on the road. Here are some tips to keep you and your loves ones safe in 2018.
2017.12.03 04:23 PM

Great DIY Garage Improvements

If you spend a lot of time in the garage, it makes sense to turn it into a space that is not only functional, but comfortable. TV shows often focus on crazy, big-budget improvements, but the most useful (and budget-friendly) changes are pretty simple, even if they’re a little less flashy. If you’re looking to transform your garage, there’s a lot you can do on your own if you have the mind for it - and if you’re working with cars, you most likely do.
2017.12.03 04:19 PM

PartCycle Endorsed By ARA Past President

PartCycle Technologies announced it has earned the endorsement from ARA’s 2015 - 2016 President, Mike Swift, owner of Swift’s Trails End Auto Recycling in Des Moines, Iowa, and one of the professional automotive recyclers that sells through www.PartCycle.com.
2017.11.06 07:10 PM

Team PRP Adds Two More Auto Recycling Facilities

Team PRP announced two more auto recycling facilities have been added to its nationwide network. ABC Auto Parts in Riverdale, Ill. (www.abcap.com) and Wayne Auto Salvage in Goldsboro, N.C. (www.wayneautosalvage.com) have been added to the network.
2017.11.06 07:09 PM

Mitchell Releases P&C Industry’s First Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Claim Review Solution

Mitchell has launched Mitchell WorkCenter™ Assisted Review, the first integrated workflow solution to leverage artificial intelligence for the estimate review process. By using visual computing to analyze photos, the solution uses machine-learning technology to help identify incorrect replace or repair decisions, helping insurance companies review more estimates in less time while refining estimating guidelines and consistency.
2017.11.06 07:09 PM

The New Takata? Kobe Steel Employees Falsify Aluminum Strength Reports

The Kobe Steel Group has announced that employees have been falsifying data over the past year relating to aluminum, copper and iron. The false reports stated these materials had more strength than they actually possessed.
2017.11.06 07:09 PM
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Auto recyclers have always known that their businesses help the environment. Now a scientific study has proven it.

Tips For Buying Used Classic Parts

Auto recycling facilities that specialize in classics can really be a treasure trove for restorers. Many of these yards have thousands of classic vehicles onsite and are always out buying up more. One auto recycling facility out of thousands in the United States may have the exact car you’re restoring, guaranteeing a supply of parts. But the key is to find your diamond in the rough, which can be a challenge.
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Morgan Highway Auto Parts Serves Customers Near And Far
When Bob Fiegleman graduated with a business degree from Penn State, he had dreams of turning his passion for fun and laughter into a career as a comedian and writer. Instead, he founded Morgan Highway Auto Parts in Scranton, Pa. Would things have worked out differently if Bob’s dad had been in the entertainment business rather than the scrap business? Who knows? Thankfully the people of Scranton, as well as anyone with access to a phone or the Internet, can do business with Bob when they need to buy used auto parts and vehicles. And, if a customer is lucky enough to speak with Bob on the phone, they’re sure to get a couple of laughs too.

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Teamwork - Not Competition - Is Key To Success
Jonathan Morrow may have grown up in the recycling industry. But he still had to wait for a job opening before officially joining the family business.

ARA Recognizes Two Recyclers With Lifetime Achievement Awards

Two auto recyclers were given the honor of given ARA Lifetime Achievement Awards. Gary Beagell, of Gary’s U-Pull-It, Inc. in Binghamton, N.Y. and Paul Davis, of A-Plus Parts & Salvage, Inc. in Wichita, Kan., received the awards at the 72nd ARA Annual Convention and Exposition in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 9, 2015.
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Tedrow Auto Wrecking

Lee Graffice, 81, is still working at his family's auto recycling business, Tedrow Auto Wrecking Co., in Wauseon, Ohio. Don't be surprised if you see his great grandchildren washing cars or sweeping floors there, too. Tedrow Auto Wrecking has always been about family, whether it's the people who run the business or the family of customers it has served for more than 70 years.

S3 Software Solutions

As a consultant to a family auto recycling business, Dimitri Gerontis was unable to find comprehensive software that addressed needs of the self-service facility. Gerontis knew there had to be a better way.

ARA Plans 73rd Annual Convention

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) will hold its 73rd annual convention and expo on October 26 - 29, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.

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The Locator Magazine March 2018
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October 2017

In This Issue ... CIIA to Hold New Certification of Qualification Prep Courses

September 2017

In This Issue ... Flood Cars In The U.S. Jump 20% Since Last Year.

August 2017

In this issue ... New Part Search at PartsLocator.com, B&R Auto Wrecking Acquires California Auto Recycling Facility, PartCycle Announces New Artificial Intelligence Technology for Used Auto Part Shopping and Locator’s Directory Deadline Coming Soon.