NABR Launches Pennsylvania Labor Rate Survey
Aug. 24, 2016—National AutoBody Research (NABR) announced Wednesday that it has launched the Pennsylvania VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA).
"We're excited to bring the VRS Labor Rate Survey and system to Pennsylvania," said Jeff Walter, executive director of AASP-PA. "The Survey provides collision repairers the opportunity to report their true labor rates, not rates determined for them. And it is conducted by an independent, third party company who are experts in collision repair labor rates. Then, shops can gain access to the VRS search tools and calculators, enabling them to find the right rate for their individual shop."
"The VRS is ultimately about consumer care and safety," said Sam Valenzuela, president of NABR. "We see a link between consumer safety and labor rates. Collision repairers need to be paid the right rates in order to afford the training, equipment, and certifications necessary to properly and safely repair today's vehicles, which increasingly use new technology, new manufacturing and construction techniques, and advanced materials. So it's very important for all Pennsylvania collision repairers to know and collect the right rates for their individual shop, and the Survey and Variable Rate System help tremendously with that."
With Pennsylvania, VRS Labor Rate Survey is now active in eight of the top ten most populous U.S. states.