Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC to Host Free Insurers’ CEU Forum in San Antonio
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold an Insurers’ CEU Forum on Wednesday, September 26, in San Antonio, Texas. The seminar will provide education about auto glass safety and three CEU credits to participants.
READ MORE

Countdown: Eight Months Until Registration and Certification Programs Unite
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is in the final stretch of the harmonization of its Registered Member Company program and its Certified Auto Glass Technician program. The programs will be joined together by the end of December 2018.
READ MORE

On the Blogs

Penny Ouellette

Do Your Auto Glass Replacement Techs Have the Correct Instructions?
"While all audited Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Registered Member locations know that their technicians need to follow their Adhesive System Manufacturer’s (ASM) instructions, AGSC auditors sometimes do audit registered locations that do not have the current version of the instructions.
Adhesive System Manufacturers occasionally change their instructions. When they do, it is important for locations to have a method for finding out that the instructions have changed and making sure they provide the current version of the instructions to each of their auto glass replacement technicians." -Penny Ouellette
READ MORE

Certification News

Master Technician Spotlight: Timothy Beane, Windshield Centers
Timothy Beane of Windshield Centers in Woburn, Mass., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam. Beane has been in the industry for 16 years. “To me, a company that takes the time and effort to certify its technicians and the technicians that care enough to study and train to reach certification level are the people customers and agents should be seeking out to work on their vehicles.”
READ MORE

Event News

Complimentary Regional Certification and Training Programs Planned Throughout the Year
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a number of regional certification training courses throughout the year across the United States. Each session will include a three-hour training course, along with time to take the certification exam. The courses will be led by Bob Beranek, chair of the AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee.
READ MORE

Legislative News

New Hampshire to Study Insurance Reimbursement Rates
The New Hampshire legislature has passed a bill that aims to “establish a committee to study reimbursement rates under automobile policies.” Both the House and Senate have voted to adopt the bill.
READ MORE

Florida Windshield Inspection Bills Die in Committee
Two companion windshield inspection bills filed in Florida earlier this year have met their end in both the Florida House of Representative and Florida Senate.
READ MORE

Louisiana House Passes Motor Vehicle Service Contract Provider Legislation
The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that “moves the regulation of motor vehicle service contract providers from the Dept. of Insurance to the secretary of state.”
READ MORE

New York Service Contract Bill Passes Senate
A New York bill related to vehicle service contracts has passed the state’s Senate and is now under the review of the New York Assembly’s Insurance Committee.
READ MORE

Oklahoma Warranty Bill Passes Senate
An Oklahoma bill related to service warranties has passed the state’s Senate and is now under review in the House.
READ MORE

Safety News

Maryland Becomes First State to Notify Drivers of Vehicle Recall Information
Maryland has launched a pilot program that uses the vehicle registration process to alert car owners of recalls involving their vehicle.
READ MORE

Study: Many Distracted Drivers Think They Aren't
A recent study, called the 2018 Travelers Risk Index, has revealed a disconnect, or gap, between what people perceive and what people actually do when it comes to distracted driving.
READ MORE

The States with the Best Drivers in America
Driving is usually the fastest and easiest way to reach our day-to-day destinations, yet it can also be one of the riskiest. In the United States alone, over 37,000 people die in vehicle crashes each year, 1,600 of whom are children under the age of 15. In addition, another 2.35 million are injured or disabled in such accidents – some permanently.
READ MORE

Briefly ...

Update Your Records: New AGSC Mailing Address
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) moved last year. Please be sure to update your records with our new mailing address: 20 PGA Drive, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554. The phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Pass It Along …
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) wants to ensure that its newsletter reaches as many readers as possible. We encourage AGSC Registered Member Companies to submit the email addresses of their store managers, technicians and others who should be receiving the monthly AGSC newsletter for important updates and information about the AGSC. Please send any additional email addresses to info@agsc.org to be added to our distribution list.

Auto Glass Safety Council
20 PGA Drive, Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-5687 (F)
info@agsc.org

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
vlamarco@agsc.org
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
kbimber@agsc.org
540/720-7484,ext. 137

Events

June 1, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Bellevue, Wash.
https://agsc.org/seattle/

September 25, 2018
AGSC Education
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 25, 2018
AGSC Marketing
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 26, 2018
AGSC AGRSS™ Standards
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 26, 2018
AGSC Member Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/meeting/

September 26, 2018
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum

Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/insuranceday/

September 27-29, 2018
Auto Glass Week™
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
www.autoglassweek.com

September 29, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/sanantonio/

November 9, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
https://agsc.org/indiana/

January 25, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
Aurora, Colo.
https://agsc.org/colorado/

March 28, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Long Island Marriott
Long Island, N.Y.
https://www.agsc.org/newyork/

Copyright © 2018 Auto Glass Safety Council™ | All rights reserved.
No reproduction in any form without the expressed written consent of the AGSC.