Hoffman Estates, IL
July 11, 2017

I-CAR® today announced the debut of COLLISION REPORTER™, a new quarterly publication designed to help readers navigate the rapid changes happening within North America’s collision repair industry.

Powered by I-CAR, the industry’s leading resource supporting the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Industry, COLLISION REPORTER is designed to bring clarity and confidence during the sweeping, robust industry changes underway with relevant, timely information on the people, programs, issues and opportunities driving these transitions. The inaugural, 20-page edition offers a diagnostics theme, which is featured throughout the issue.

Delivered in both digital and print versions, COLLISION REPORTER represents a new forum for connecting the collision repair industry through stories and information promoting deeper dialogues, common understandings and shared solutions that benefit all, explained I-CAR CEO & President John Van Alstyne.

COLLISION REPORTER is a reflection of I-CAR’s ultimate vision of providing information and knowledge that supports complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the customer,” said Van Alstyne.

Stories featured in the inaugural issue include:

An exclusive industry-leader panel discussion on Diagnostics, one of the most pressing topics of the day, with candid perspectives from Mike Anderson, Collision Advice Consulting, Gerry Poirier, Farmers Insurance and Jake Rodenroth, Collision Diagnostic Services.

Insights from Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).

Education and training news from I-CAR, including the debut of In-Shop Knowledge Assessments and National Scheduling.

“Within these pages you’ll find valuable information and perspectives providing better insights into the opportunities and challenges facing the collision repair industry,” said Van Alstyne. “You’ll also learn how others are leveraging education and knowledge to drive their businesses successfully into the future. Lastly, we hope to keep you abreast of what I-CAR is doing to equip the collision repair industry with the technical training, information and related services that contribute to complete, safe and quality repairs, and that also optimize business performance, reduce risk, provide career development pathways and advance industry professionalism."

COLLISION REPORTER will be viewed as an important and timely resource for Insurers, OEMs and Suppliers, and will complement Collision Repair News, offered through I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support® (RTS) Portal.