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Dallas Lawyer Todd Tracy Publicly Thanks The Auto Body Association of Texas in a YouTube Video

Attorney Todd Tracy, the lawyer that represented the owners of a Honda Fit in the high-profile case in Dallas, TX, Applauds the Auto Body Association of Texas for it's commitment to safety. Mr. Tracy was a spotlight speaker at the Texas Auto Body Trade show speaking to attendees on how to avoid litigation. His full presentation will be available to members of ABAT later this year. Click here to Join

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Legislation, News, Spotlight, Trade Show|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

TEXAS AUTO BODY TRADE SHOW August 25th & 26th 2017

Get Ready for the 3rd Annual Texas Auto Body Trade Show, a whole new collision trade show experience And that Ain't NO BULL!  The Texas Auto Body Trade Show will be held August 25-26, 2017 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, TX.  This show is open to anyone in the collision industry nationwide. The Grand Ballroom will include 60 exhibitors from around the U.S. showcasing the latest in collision

Because Every Body Shop Deserves to be Profitable

Trade Shows

Our Trade Shows highlight the latest products and trends in the collision repair industry

Trade Shows

The main purpose of trade show events is to showcase a wide variety of options for attendees and business to engage and interact with each other while introducing them to the latest products and tools to benefit their business.

Regional Meetings

We provide education and team building for you and your staff.

Regional Meetings

Our regional meetings provide educational opportunities provided by leaders in the collision repair industry. Gain an overview of the new products and procedures that are being requirements in our industry.

Collision Repairers

Devoted to the advancement of the collision repair industry

Collision Repairers

The Auto Body Association of Texas is focused on serving you, the collision industry of Texas.


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ABAT provides a forum to communicate and discuss industry related issues, along with and Educational Platform to help ensure safe and proper

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Our Core Values

ABAT seeks to give auto body shops a voice and a forum to communicate and discuss industry related issues along with the educational platform that ensures the safe and proper repair of today’s high-tech vehicles

Latest News

Auto Body Association of Texas to Hold its First Meeting

June 10th, 2014|

June 10, 2014—The newly formed Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) will hold its first meeting on June 18 in West Henderson. The inaugural meeting will be held in the Henderson Civic Center at 1005 Hwy 64 from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m. It will feature speaker Barrett Smith, founder

Auto Body Association of Texas Names Executive Director

February 16th, 2017|

The Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT), formed in 2014, announced that it has named Jill Tuggle as their full-time executive director. “We are very excited to welcome Jill as the Auto Body Association of Texas Executive Director,” said ABAT President Burl Richards. “We knew we had reached a point

Texas bill demands independent survey of auto body labor rates, cracks down on steering

April 14th, 2017|

By John Huetter on April 14, 2017 The latest version of a Texas House bill would determine the state’s prevailing rate through a “transparent and unbiased” third-party labor rate survey. It also would prevent carriers from using coercion or most incentives — including a guarantee of no out-of-pocket costs — designed


ABAT Sponsors

The Auto Body Association of Texas graciously thanks these sponsors for their support of the collision industry

Focused on the Success of the Texas Collision Repair Industry

Our Members have access to databases that contain information on local labor rate surveys, discrepancies in estimating systems, P-page information, and more.


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