Monthly Archives: August 2016

National AutoBody Research Releases VRS Labor Rate Survey for Pennsylvania, Sponsored by AASP-PA

National AutoBody Research Releases VRS Labor Rate Survey for Pennsylvania, Sponsored by AASP-PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENational AutoBody Research Releases VRS Labor Rate Survey for Pennsylvania, Sponsored by AASP-PATucson, Arizona – August 23, 2016 – NABR announces the launch of the Pennsylvania VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA). The free online survey is available to all PA collision repairers on the NABR website. “We’re excited to bring the VRS Labor Rate Survey and system to Pennsylvania,” said Jeff Walter, Executive Director of AASP-PA. “The Survey provides collision repairers the opportunity to report their true labor rates, not rates determined for them. And it is conducted by an independent, third party company who are experts in collision repair labor rates. Then, shops can gain access to the VRS ... read more

OH NO! My Emissions Certification is Expiring the End of this Month!

OH NO! My Emissions Certification is Expiring the End of this Month!

This is a phrase we hear at the office from Emission Inspectors across the state. As of September 1st, there will no longer be a six month grace period to renew your emission license. If you wait until the last minute to schedule your class, there is a good chance you won’t be able to find the class you need in time!   PennDOT has indicated there will be no exceptions to this rule change, so excuses like “I didn’t get notified” or “my address changed” will not suffice to save you.   What does it mean if you wait until the last minute? It could very well mean that you’ll be forced to retake the initial 16 hour course to get your license back!   So let’s say your emission license expires September 30th. You’ve procrastinated for whatever reason, and the best class you can find is on September 25th.  You’ve waited to the last minute, got into a class, but you failed to attain 80% and fail ... read more