NWRD/AGSC Committees to Meet in Tampa in January 2022
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) will hold a number of committee meetings January 11-12, 2022 in Tampa, Fla.
Auto Glass Week™ Returns to San Antonio Sept. 14-16, 2022
Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2022 will be held Sept. 14-16 at the Henry B. González Convention Center (HBGCC) in San Antonio, Texas.
We Don't Need a Hero, We Already Have One
by Linda Rollinson
Every generation has its superheros. Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk were big in my day; my parents grew up with Batman and the Green Hornet. My grandparents would have been thrilled by the adventures of Flash Gordon and Superman—though he tends to reinvent himself for each new generation.
Generating More Profit in Your Auto Body Shop with Windshield Repair
When Richard Campfield was looking into starting a retail windshield repair business 35 years ago, he conducted some direct marketing to determine if it was worth pursuing.
Send NWRD Your News and Let Us Promote Your Company
Effective marketing is one of the challenges auto glass repair companies face. NWRD has great members and amazing people in this multi-faceted industry of ours, and NWRD can help.
Let NWRD help get the word out about your company in social media. We are also happy to help our members with publicity by sending out press releases to their local media.
Windshield Savers Are Now Available
NWRD Windshield Savers, one of the most popular items available for NWRD members, are now available for purchase. This popular product has been an NWRD staple for more than a decade. Instruct your customers and prospective customers to cover newly acquired rock chips on their windshield with the small adhesive backed circles on the backside of the card to keep out moisture and contaminants until it can be repaired. Add your company's name and phone number to the front and use NWRD chip savers as your business cards.
To place an order for these or check out the other marketing tools the NWRD has available, visit https://agsc.org/store/#NWRD. Pricing starts at only $12.50 per hundred.
NWRD Call to Action: NWRD is Looking for Members to Serve
Are you a current member with the NWRD (for at least two years) and would like to be a part of the NWRD Executive Committee?
NWRD Insurance Guide Is Now Available to All Current Members
The revised insurance guide "A Technician's Guide to Contacting and Communicating with Insurance Companies" is now available to all NWRD and AGSC members.
NWRD New & Returning Members - New Members are in Bold
Detail Sarge Services, LLC – Dripping Springs, Texas
Dragon Windshield Repair – Latham, New York
Glass-Techs Windshield Repair LLC – Garland, Texas
On the Rock Chip Repair – Lubbock, Texas
Pinnacle Fleet Services Inc. – Maple Valley, Washington
Windshield Repairman, Inc. – Germantown, Maryland
Wise Cracks – Eastern Cape, South Africa
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AGSC Designated "Highway Safety Champion"
The Auto Glass Safety Council has been designated a "2021 Highway Safety Champion" by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). AGSC is working with GHSA, comprised of lead Highway Safety officials in each state government, to improve windshield safety and reduce the impact of automobile crashes.
AGSC Government Relations Committee to Meet October 21
The AGSC Government Relations Committee, chaired by AGSC Secretary/Treasurer Mike Schenian of City Auto Glass, South Saint Paul, MN, will hold its next meeting via conference call on Thursday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. EST.
The punishment for certain offenses involving windshields and motor vehicle offenses will be lowered under a bill passed by the Colorado legislature. The legislation follows the 2021 recommendations of the Colorado Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission and is a massive reform bill related to misdemeanors and petty offenses.
Under the bill offenses for certain windshield violations, such as obstructing the windshield or wiper blades, are lowered from a misdemeanor to a Class A Traffic infraction. Also, certain offenses by a motor vehicle repair facility or employee such as failing to provide a written estimate are changed from a misdemeanor to a petty offense.
For the text of S 271, CLICK HERE.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vetoed auto insurance legislation that would repeal Florida's well-known no-fault law.
The bill passed the legislature in April with votes of 100-16 in the House and 37-3 in the Senate. The legislature could override the Governor's veto with a 2/3 vote of each chamber.
The bill would have repealed the requirement that insureds purchase $10,000 in personal injury protection coverage. Instead, the bill would require the purchase of up to $25,000 for death or bodily injury liability coverage.
At one time during the legislative session, the language of an auto glass Assignment of Benefits bill was inserted into the auto insurance reform legislation, but it was amended out of the larger reform bill. Assignment of Benefits legislation did not move forward during the Florida legislative session.
For text of the auto insurance bill, S 54, CLICK HERE.
Maryland Proposes New Auto Glass Replacement Safety Regulations
On August 27, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued proposed Safety Glass Replacement Standards regulations pursuant to Maryland Ch. 461 (H.B. 519) Acts of 2021, the new auto glass safety replacement law passed by the state legislature earlier this year.
Three bills have been introduced in the Massachusetts legislature which would amend the legal definition of a motor vehicle service contract to include any contract that provides for "the repair of small motor vehicle windshield chips or cracks which may include the replacement of the windshield for chips or cracks that cannot repaired".
The bills, H 1065, H 1183 and S 657 are under consideration in the Joint Committee on Financial Services. The text of the bills can be found at H 1065, H 1183, and S 657.
An Oregon bill that would have changed the terms "accident" and "collision" to "crash" has died with the adjournment of the Oregon legislative session on June 26. The bill, which had passed a legislative committee, included provisions that requires crash repairers to inform consumers, in writing, if non-OEM parts were used and the effect of use of such parts on warranties.
The bill defined an "aftermarket crash part" as a motor vehicle replacement part, sheet metal or plastic, that constitutes the visible exterior of the vehicle, including an inner or outer panel, is generally repaired or replaced as the result of a crash and is not supplied by the original equipment manufacturer.
For the full text of H 3050, CLICK HERE.
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