Lift Institute Lift Safety Certification Now Offered to IGONC Members

November 25th, 2020 by

IGONC is proud to add an annual lift certification program to assist our members in making sure they are keeping their shop safe and employees up to date on their lift safety procedures. For $25 per employee annually, your staff can go through an online certification program and earn a certificate from the Lift Safety […]

Work Comp Insights: How Opioid Use Affects Workers’ Compensation

July 14th, 2020 by

Brought to you by AmeriTrust Group, Inc. Work Comp Insights: How Opioid Use Affects Workers’ Compensation Prescription opioids are the number one workers’ compensation problem in terms of controlling the ultimate cost of indemnity losses. This comes from a recent Lockton Companies report that also states that there’s never been a more damaging impact on […]

Work Comp Insights: The First 24 Hours After an Injury

July 2nd, 2020 by

Brought to you by AmeriTrust Group, Inc. Work Comp Insights: The First 24 Hours After an Injury   The moment an injury occurs, it initiates a sequence of events that can last for weeks or even months. But no matter how prolonged the recovery period, the first 24 hours after an injury are the most […]

Mercedes-Benz to Idle AL Plant Next Week Over Parts Shortage

June 18th, 2020 by

Mercedes-Benz said it will halt production next week at its Tuscaloosa County, AL, factory due to a shortage of parts—a work stoppage it plans to make up later this summer.   A spokesperson for parent company Daimler said the interruption is due to international suppliers. Bloomberg News reported the parts shortage was from Mexico.   Mercedes-Benz resumed production April 27 […]

ASE Begins to Resume Testing

June 18th, 2020 by

ASE Begins to Resume Testing The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will begin to resume testing May 1 in selected areas of the country with test-center availability and lifted stay-at-home orders, it was announced   “As always, our overriding priority remains the health and safety of automotive service professionals and their families. We are reinstituting […]

Beware of COVID-19 Scams

June 18th, 2020 by

Beware of COVID-19 Scams By George Robertson With the media consumed with COVID-19 information and the economic stimulus package passed by Congress, hackers are having a field day. What a great opportunity for hackers to engage with people during this stressful time. They are hoping to catch people off their guard and get them to click […]


June 18th, 2020 by

Wham! was loud the noise I heard inside my helmet. “You have not been called offsides one time this game….what’s going on with you?”  I heard my coach yell as I exited the football field. He had tried to bring to my attention that I wasn’t being aggressive enough as the Center Linebacker on our […]

 Hero Behind the Mask

May 13th, 2020 by

It started rather small. A videographer friend wanted to feed some of the nurses, and he knew several restaurants that were not doing their regular volume of business. He went and asked a local barbecue restaurant if they would help him with the food. In trade he would give their business exposure through Facebook as […]

TechForce Announces Griffin Howland FutureTechs Rock Grand Prize Winner

April 24th, 2020 by

The TechForce Foundation announced the 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner is Griffin Howland, a senior in high school attending Pickens County Career and Technology College, in Liberty, S.C. TechForce the award to honor our student community and recognize those who have a promising future and will shape the transportation industry. Griffin’s nominator stated, […]

Absent Traffic Jams, Many Drivers Getting More Reckless

April 24th, 2020 by

Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flaunt traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding. Many states have reported alarming speed increases, with some noting a significant […]