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Autonomous Commercial Vehicles Closer to Hitting the Road After New Developments

By Lawrence J Hamilton II, David C Whitestone, Joel E Roberson The release of new federal guidance on autonomous vehicles, as well as the recent consideration of federal autonomous vehicle legislation in Congress, increases the likelihood that the introduction of autonomous commercial vehicles (ACVs), including commercial trucks, on our nation’s highways is drawing closer to […]

F&I and Generation Z

By Jamie LeReau  Generation Zers are nothing like their millennial predecessors, experts say. As customers, they will be more technologically familiar and transparency-conscious. As employees, they will be competitive more than collaborative. “Some of the biggest collisions on the horizon [will be] between the millennials and Gen Z. If people try to treat Gen Z […]

Time for workers’ comp fee schedule is now

By Bridgetower Media Newswires Daydream with me for a moment. Imagine a world where you price a job only after you’ve completed the work. If the project owner doesn’t like your price, their only recourse is to consult a state-certified database of prices you have charged for similar work, and pay you the average. Knowing this, […]

Mark Walls: The Myth of Predictive Analytics

By Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National Because many adjusters are handling too many claims to be optimally efficient, we hold the insurance companies accountable, ensuring claims are handled properly from the start to finish reducing costs etc. For more information visit: http://dealers.austincg.com/claim-advocacy-2/ Read the article here: http://www.workcompwire.com/2017/09/mark-walls-the-myth-of-predictive-analytics/

Insurers brace for business-interruption claims after hurricanes

By Suzanne Barlyn  Companies affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma have begun submitting claims related to business interruption, flooding and other damage. Business-interruption claims are often complex, with direct physical damage usually a condition of coverage, and can take months or years to handle, according to industry experts. Read the entire article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-irma-insurance-businesses/business-interrupted-hurricane-damaged-firms-dig-in-for-insurance-fight-idUSKCN1BQ0EY

Catastrophic Weather Events…..Trigger Insurance Companies to Raise Rates?

Make sure your business is proactive at insurance renewal time and don’t wait until it is too late to react to a premium increase!  If your business would like help managing your insurance renewal process please reach out to ACG to discuss a partnership with our insurance advocacy team! Read the article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/09/12/why-insurance-companies-sense-an-opportunity/?utm_term=.f5e56c060f21&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

Marines provide dealer training ground

By Vince Bond Jr.  Blake Salinas says the Marine Corps looks out for its own and develops them, and he aims to do the same for staffers at his family’s Ford dealership. Read the entire article here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170911/RETAIL07/170919997/blake-salinas-marine-friendly-ford-succession

Don’t get stuck with bad cars

By Chris Crain Never in the history of the auto industry in this country has a natural disaster caused as much devastation to car dealers as the hurricane that struck Houston. Now the industry will have to figure out what to do with a massive number of flood-damaged vehicles. Read the entire article here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170911/RETAIL07/170919979/dont-get-stuck-with-bad-cars

After Harvey deluge, a sales surge

By Vince Bond Jr. As Florida dealers prepared for Hurricane Irma late last week, battered stores in southeast Texas shifted to super-selling mode. Read the full story here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170911/RETAIL07/170919948/harvey-houston-auto-sales