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Texas Towing: Collision Management teams up with ADD
for Wreckers on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by Auto Data Direct and Collision Management

Collision Management, an industry leader in tow management software, and Auto Data Direct, Inc.(ADD) the leader in web-based mail and certified mail applications, have teamed up to provide a fully automated electronic management system for the tow industry. Starting from the dispatch call, to billing, to impounded vehicle certified mail notifications, vehicle storage facility (VSF) owners, and tow operators have new tools at their disposal to allow them to complete their administrative processes quickly and efficiently.

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State Fee Increase for Florida Inquiries
on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by Auto Data Direct

For many years, Florida tax collectors have had the ability to provide a motor vehicle record to qualified entities without collecting a statutorily mandated 50-cent fee (320.05 FS). Businesses, including Auto Data Direct and its customers, have benefited from this because several tax collectors opted not to collect the 50-cent fee.

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New State Inquiries Available for 2011
on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by Chris Senkovich

ADD is pleased to announce the addition of nine new states for motor vehicle inquiries. These new state records are available to _qualified entities_. To begin an inquiry in one of the new states, start under the New Query tab and simply click the state dropdown box to see a list of states in which your company qualifies for access.

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Florida Tag Talk Ends
on Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Sarah Kathryn McRae

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and many Florida counties are turning off telephone access to tag, title, registration and VIN information. The discontinuation of Tag Talk is affecting thousands of users statewide, and for those businesses, Auto Data Direct can help, offering web- based access to real-time data from the DHSMV, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Are you on the NMVTIS Radar?
for Salvage and Wreckers on Monday, October 25, 2010 by Jay Svendsen

NMVTIS compliance audits have begun in conjunction with the CARS program, and the Department of Justice has mailed out thousands of letters explaining the mandatory reporting requirements for businesses that handle junk, salvage and total loss vehicles. Learn how to verify your compliance, and make sure your NMVTIS reports being received by the national database.

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Tow Operators: New State Inquiries Available
on Friday, October 22, 2010 by Erin Miller

Using a single source to access motor vehicle inquiry information from multiple states can streamline business processes and help keep costs low, which is why ADD is working to expand its real-time state motor vehicle inquiries across the southeast and beyond. ADD currently offers tow companies access to motor vehicle inquiries for Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and New York.

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Customer Service FAQs
for Insurance and Salvage on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Erin Miller

How do I print a list of all my NMVTIS records? Why does the SCRAP report for a VIN still appear in my Record Manifest after I have reported it with a disposition of CRUSH? How can I find all vehicles obtained from a specific company or individual? ADD’s wonderful customer service staff answers some common questions about ADD’s NMVTIS reporting tools.

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DOJ Enforcement: $1,000 per NMVTIS violation
for Salvage on Friday, September 3, 2010 by Sarah Kathryn McRae

The Department of Justice mailed out thousands of letters this week, explaining the mandatory reporting requirements for businesses that handle junk, salvage and total loss vehicles. Special emphasis was placed on the importance of the salvage reporting to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) and its role in fraud prevention.

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CARS Program: Report All Clunkers Twice
for Salvage and Wreckers on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by Sarah Kathryn McRae

CARS program administrators have indicated that each Cash for Clunkers vehicle should be reported twice , once as SCRAP and once as CRUSH, even if the vehicle was crushed the day it was received. If a vehicle was reported only once with a disposition of CRUSH, a SCRAP report should be made retroactively.

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Florida Legislative Update
for Auto Dealers, Financial, Insurance, Mechanic / Body Shop, Private Investigators, Repossession Agency and Wreckers on Thursday, July 1, 2010 by Jennifer Svendsen

NEW LAW AFFECTS FEES CHARGED BY THE FLORIDA DHSMV ON MOTOR VEHICLE INQUIRIES For many years, Florida tax collectors have had the ability to provide a motor vehicle record to qualified entities without collecting a statutorily mandated $0.50 fee (FS 320.05). Businesses, including Auto Data Direct and its customers, have benefited from this because several tax collectors have opted not to collect the $0.

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