All of us here at Automotive Retailers Publishing, publishers of Collision Quarterly magazine, are following the advice of the health authorities and directives from the government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we wish to assure our readers, writers and advertisers that in most respects, at this time it is “business as usual.” Our printing and distribution partners tell us they are not anticipating any production delays. Although the ARP office is closed until further notice, we are all equipped to work remotely, and we are. This allows us to practice social distancing without disturbing our workflow. That means that you can expect no interruption in the publication of Collision Quarterly.
That said, we understand that the pandemic is causing big reductions in vehicles attending collision repair shops for repairs. Insurance companies are closing offices or running with skeleton staff. Suppliers are similarly scaling down operations. We are all in uncharted territory.
If you can find the time, we would love to hear from you. Tell us how this is affecting your business, or you personally. How are you adapting? Are there challenges you have not been able to overcome? We may be able to help. If we communicate, as an industry, we can support each other and help each other get through these trying times.
Contact us! And stay safe!