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Waymo’s Self-Driving Taxi Struggles with Left Turns and Puddles. But it’s Still Winning Over Some Arizona Riders

Waymo says its self-driving vans have given tens of thousands of rides since the company launched a public robotaxi service in Chandler, Arizona a year ago. CNN Business tested Waymo’s service this month and spoke with eight Waymo customers who … Continue reading

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A Pole Dance You Never Want: Windshield Slows Projectile

A Phoenix, Ariz., woman escaped impalement by a metal pole Thursday while driving on Arizona State Route 51 in Phoenix. As reported by KPNX Action News on Monday, Mandy Poff was preparing to exit Route 51 about 11:53 a.m. on … Continue reading

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GEICO Files Another Arizona Lawsuit

GEICO has filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit in Arizona against A&G Auto Glass for alleged fraudulent or non-reimbursable claims for windshield replacement services. GEICO claims that A&G Auto Glass did not actually provide the claimed replacement services and did not … Continue reading

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Arizona Approves Local Auto Glass and Tint Contractors, Protects Agencies and Co-Op Members from Fraud

After allegations of fraudulent insurance claims or non-performance by Arizona-based auto glass repair companies earlier in 2020, the state released a newly evaluated contractor list that has been approved to provide glass and tint services to nearly 400 state agencies … Continue reading

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Arizona House Bill Held in Committee

An Arizona bill impacting assignment of benefits (AOB) was held in committee during a House meeting at the end of February 2020. The bill, also known as HB 2441, aims to alter the way auto glass shop owners obtain AOB … Continue reading

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Arizona is in the Lead for Auto Glass Claims

Arizona leads the nation in auto glass claims, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Insurance industry data shows 10% of the nation’s auto glass claims were from Arizona between 2015 and 2019. “The fact that auto glass claims … Continue reading

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Arizona Geico Fraud Lawsuit Reaches Settlement Agreement

The ongoing legal battle between Government Employees Insurance Co., Geico Indemnity Co., Geico General Insurance Company and Geico Casualty Co. (collectively Geico), and six parties has come to a close in an Arizona courtroom. According to the joint settlement motion, … Continue reading

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Geico Files Complaint Against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC and Owner for Fraud

Geico Insurance Co. (Geico) has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau. The insurance company alleges Shazam and Martineau are responsible for a “fraudulent scheme” that included falsifying windshield replacement … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires 4 Locations in Nevada, Arizona

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of four collision repair centers located in Nevada (3 locations) and Arizona (1). The shops are located in the Las Vegas area and Scottsdale. These locations were previously branded New Look Collision Center, … Continue reading

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Update For Arizona Bill

Earlier this month an Arizona Senator introduced a new bill, also known as SB1226. If it had passed it would have impacted automotive glass shops throughout the state. Fortunately shops don’t have to continue following it because it has “died” … Continue reading

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Arizona Glass Shops Should Watch This Bill

A new bill has been introduced by Senator Livingston in Arizona, and if it passes there could be changes ahead for businesses throughout the state. The new bill, also referred to as SB1226, would impact any shop that requires an … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Location in Arizona

The Boyd Group announced its acquisition of a repair center in Peoria, Arizona. This location previously operated as Lake Pleasant Collision Center, servicing customers in the community since 2009. Peoria is a northwestern suburb of Phoenix, with a population of … Continue reading

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Safelite Group Acquires Black Diamond Auto Glass

Safelite® Group has acquired the assets of Black Diamond Auto Glass with 4 locations in Arizona. The transaction was completed November 9, 2018. “As a family-owned business, our people and our customers are a top priority making it important that … Continue reading

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AZ Glass Pros Announces New Windshield Replacement Services in Phoenix

AZ Glass Pros Announces New Windshield Replacement Services in Phoenix

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Self-Driving Uber SUV Crashes and Flips Onto Its Side After ‘High Impact’ Accident in Arizona

Self-Driving Uber SUV Crashes and Flips Onto Its Side After ‘High Impact’ Accident in Arizona

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New Image Auto Glass Announces Opening of Windshield Service Center in Arizona

New Image Auto Glass Announces Opening of Windshield Service Center in Arizona

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Arizona SB 1169 Not Heard at Committee Meeting

There’s been an update on the status of Arizona’s SB 1169, a proposed bill that would repeal the state’s “zero-deductible” policy on auto glass repair and replacement. The bill had been held by Sen. Karen Fann, co-author of the bill, … Continue reading

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Arizona Transportation Committee Holds Zero-Deductible Bill

A proposed Arizona bill to repeal the “zero-deductible” auto glass repair and replacement law was on the table for discussion yesterday during the state Senate’s Transportation Committee meeting. However, at the last minute it was held and not discussed, effectively … Continue reading

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Arizona Legislator Draws Fire for Proposed Zero Deductible Repeal

The sponsor of a bill that would effectively repeal Arizona’s “zero-deductible law” spoke publicly about the bill’s provisions January 25 on a Phoenix radio station, and her comments drew swift reactions from some in the auto glass industry. Continue reading

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AGRR Technicians Stay Cool in Intense Heat

As hot weather scorches parts of the country in Southern California, Arizona and Texas, AGRR technicians are scheduling more jobs in-shop and doing their best to stay cool, says Dominique Contreras, a customer service representative (CSR) with Glass Doctor in Murrieta, Calif. Continue reading

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AZ Attorney General Alleges Second AGRR Shop Violated Do-Not Call Registry

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against a Larmore Auto Glass LLC, operating under the names O’Reilly’s Auto Glass and Freedom Auto Glass, over alleged do-not call violations. The company denies the allegations. Continue reading

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Arizona Glass Bill Moves Forward through Stakeholders Meeting

A stakeholders’ meeting was held Monday for Arizona House of Representatives Bill 2500, “Unlawful Practices: Auto Glass Repair.” The bill passed the state House and the discussion now revolves around its approval in the Arizona Senate. A glass shop owner … Continue reading

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