AASP/NJ opposes PartsTrader program

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July 22, 2012—The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) announced its official opposition to State Farm Insurance’s parts procurement system through PartsTrader.

Charles Bryant, executive director of AASP/NJ, said the organization is in full agreement with other entities that have publicly opposed the PartsTrader initiative, including the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), AASP National, AASP of Massachusetts and AASP of Illinois.

“We are calling for all of our colleagues across the country to speak up and voice their displeasure with a program that could potentially devastate the industry,” Bryant said. “There is a wealth of information about this program in most of the industry publications as well as online. And if you take the time to read it, you will see that the vast majority of shops who have ‘volunteered’ for the program have regretted it. We don’t want that happening in New Jersey and we will do everything we can to prevent it. We hope the rest of the country continues to step up and join us. It is our industry. We need to keep it that way.”

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