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Is Long-Haul Trucking At Risk Due to Autonomous Driving?

By Elling | October 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Long-Haul Trucking At Risk Due to Autonomous Driving?

So often we see rows and rows of tractor-trailers driving at night and lined up in traffic jams during interstate highway construction. What toll does that type of driving take on the over-the-road long-haul drivers? There have been limitations put on the number of hours drivers can sit behind the wheel of a semi without … Read more

Photo Appraisals Put Pennsylvania Drivers At More Risk

By Elling | September 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Photo Appraisals Put Pennsylvania Drivers At More Risk

The photo appraisals bill floated through the Pennsylvania Congress in the fall of 2015. This bill, HB 1638 was floating around the Pennsylvania Congress to permit drivers to send photographic images of collision damage to someone at the insurance company INSTEAD of estimates at a qualified auto body shop like Alan’s Collision Center. Our General … Read more

Commercial Truckers May Get Speed Limited

By John Gregory Olson | September 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Commercial Truckers May Get Speed Limited

Commercial truckers may need speed limiting devices to keep on truckin’ if lawmakers have their way. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is putting the kabash on commercial truckers to limit the ‘pedal to the metal’ on U.S. roadways. The DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have … Read more

Alan’s Collision Does Not Change Oil

By Elling | August 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Alan’s Collision Does Not Change Oil

Alan’s Collision Center does not change oil. Rather, it is an auto body repair business since 1975 in NE Philadelphia founded by two gentlemen who have always had a passion for tinkering and repairing vehicles. It runs in their blood just like it does for each of the people who work at Alan’s Collision Center. … Read more

Pokémon GO Tips For Soccer Moms

By Elling | August 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Pokémon GO Tips For Soccer Moms

Pokémon GO and soccer moms have a distinct connection. Soccer moms have a lot of kids in the car every day in summer and in season. Has Pokémon GO affected any of the following: 1. The speed you drive the car (my teen tells me, “Mom, go slower than 25 mph so I can catch … Read more

Car Accident Crash Test Man Introduced in Australia

By Elling | July 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Car Accident Crash Test Man Introduced in Australia

If you’re in a car accident, the experience can be frightening. I was in my first car accident in September 2015, and I wrote about it here, here, and here on the Alan’s Collision Center website. Alan’s Collision receives the wrecked car via a tow truck, usually. You can tell the tow truck driver where … Read more

Alan’s Collision Owner To Debut 1956 Chrysler DeSoto

By Elling | July 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Alan’s Collision Owner To Debut 1956 Chrysler DeSoto

Bob Neisser, co-owner of Alan’s Collision Center in NE Philadelphia, is a vintage car enthusiast. He is set to debut his 1956 Chrysler DeSoto on July 30, 2016 at the Annual Moonlight Memories Car Show in Hatboro, Pennsylvania sponsored by the Hatboro Chamber of Commerce. The 500-car show is one of the most popular for … Read more

Philadelphia Auto Body Repair Business Invests $15,000 In Technician Training

By Elling | July 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Philadelphia Auto Body Repair Business Invests $15,000 In Technician Training

Philadelphia auto body repair business Alan’s Collision Center announced today that it continues to invest in technician team training with a $15,000 annual investment. Alan’s Collision Center believes that technician training is a key differentiator for its team. As industry consolidations disrupt the business model of the independent, single-owner collision center, training remains important. The … Read more

Find Collision Centers Prior to Road Trip

By Elling | June 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Find Collision Centers Prior to Road Trip

Find collision centers in advance of your summer road trip; in fact, find one collision center in each city on your travel route. That sounds absurd, doesn’t it? Who considers they will get in an accident while on a summer road trip with the family? No one, because that’s not how we think. No one … Read more

Takata Airbag Consumer Information Is Must Read

By Elling | June 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Takata Airbag Consumer Information Is Must Read

Takata airbag recall continues to be in the news, and I would be utterly remiss not to revisit the debacle after already writing about it here and here on this Alan’s Collision Center blog. Each day over the last several weeks, there has been an update in the newspapers and online media I read. Today, … Read more