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Experian Predicts the Top Data Breach Trends for 2020

As we look to 2020 and a new decade, cybersecurity will continue to be a top priority for businesses and consumers alike. To help organizations prepare for the next year and beyond, Experian® has released its seventh annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, which predicts the top five threats businesses and consumers should be aware of in order to keep their information safe.
2020.01.20 06:27 PM

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces 2020 Career Fair Schedule

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced their 2020 high school and college transportation student career fair schedule, which will include events being held in at least the top 25 markets nationwide that employ technicians.
2020.01.20 06:27 PM

Small Business Owners Planning to Raise Compensation at Highest Level Since 1989

Thirty percent of small business owners reported raising compensation and 26 percent plan to do so in the coming months, the highest level since December 1989, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
2020.01.20 06:27 PM

ADESA VirtuaLane® Multisite Support Integrated into Marketplace Mobile App

ADESA Marketplace users can now view and bid on all vehicles offered on VirtuaLane multisite events from all 26 ADESA auction sites that host these virtual-only sales across North America.
2020.01.20 06:27 PM

Cars.com Predicts the Top 5 Trends That Will Shape the Next Decade in Automotive

Cars.com has revealed its top predictions for the trends that will most impact car shoppers and sellers in the next decade: increasing consumer expectations, connected technology, rising loan prices, a pivotal presidential
2020.01.20 06:27 PM

As Business Payment Fraud Skyrockets, Are You Protected?

A whopping 74 percent of businesses were victims of payment fraud, according to the 2017 Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Payments Fraud and Control Survey. What's more, 75 percent of that fraud was from check fraud.
2020.01.20 06:27 PM


New Forms Take Effect January 1, 2020
With the new year comes a redesigned W-4, featuring a fresh look and several new fields. After delays, several draft versions and some major revisions, the Internal Revenue Service released the final version of the 2020 Form W-4 on December 4, 2019.
2019.12.23 06:51 AM

15 Minutes With Chad Counselman

Chad Counselman has filled many roles: Husband of 21 years to Rachel, father of 18-year-old Emily, missions pastor of his church, and co-owner of Counselman Automotive Recycling in Mobile, Alabama. This past October, he stepped into yet another role: President of the Automotive Recycling Association.
2019.12.23 06:51 AM

Car Owners Spending More Personal Time On Repairs For Paint Damage

Car owners in the U.S. are spending more "do-it-yourself" time and money to improve the appearance of their vehicles, according to a recent study by Chipex, a leading supplier of car-care products.
2019.12.13 11:30 AM

Wrench Raises $20M For Expansion Of Mobile Mechanic Service

Wrench has raised $20M for expansion of its mobile mechanic service. On average, using Wrench saves vehicle owners upwards of three hours of travel and service time, reducing the stress of vehicle maintenance and repair. Wrench also saves users as much as 30 percent on vehicle maintenance and repairs when compared to traditional dealer service departments.
2019.12.13 11:30 AM
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Colorado Auto & Parts Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage

Colorado Auto & Parts’ Plymouth Air Radial Truck, or P.A.R.T., was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage, a web-based show featuring the former Tonight Show host.


J & W Auto Wreckers Is All About Jeeps
Mark Duncan took the plunge into four-wheeling back in 1987, building his first jeep and heading out on an adventure like he’d never experienced before. It was a pivotal moment for Mark, who until then had just been selling Jeep parts. He finally understood what the fuss was all about. Now as president of J & W Auto Wreckers, Inc. in Antelope, Calif., he’s sharing his passion for Jeeps with his sons, Neil and Spencer, the third generation in this family business.

New Part Search at PartsLocator.com

The online parts search at PartsLocator.com just got an upgrade. Now, the search features a simple and straightforward design and e-commerce capabilities. The Locator’s new parts search is powered by PartCycle.com; that means it has access to the nearly two million parts PartCycle.com has in its inventory.
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Todd Stepp Aims To Do It All
Sixty-six years ago Jim Stepp founded Stepp’s Towing Service as a gas station with one truck. Since then, the company has grown to 13 towing locations, as well as an environmental response company, a tire company and a transport company that covers 48 states. In 2011, in the face of relocation, the Stepps added an auto recycling facility to their growing list of companies.

Colorado Auto & Parts Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage

Colorado Auto & Parts’ Plymouth Air Radial Truck, or P.A.R.T., was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage, a web-based show featuring the former Tonight Show host.

Since 1956

Johnson’s Auto Wrecking Thrives For Three Generations
Some auto recyclers find success by specializing and cornering a small niche. Johnson’s Auto Wrecking has found success by taking exactly the opposite approach.
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No One Is Immune To Regulations
Auto recycling has come a long way since its early beginnings of selling scrap parts from the back of wagons. But even though many auto recyclers are now stewards for the environment, they still face hurdles from city, county and state regulations about business practices.

Late-Night Legend To Star In Car Show

CNBC announced legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will return to television hosting a new primetime series for the network.

Nearly 9 Out Of 10 Scrap Tires Put To New Uses

Scrap tire piles have declined by more than 93 percent in the past two decades, according to a report issued by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tire manufacturers in the U.S.

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The Locator Magazine February 2020
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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.