Auto physical damage indicators influencing the collision repair industry declined for the second quarter in a row during the fourth quarter of 2017. Claims and losses continue above year ago levels.
According to the latest available Fast Track Monitoring system data from the Independent Statistical Service Inc. (ISS), private passenger collision claims declined and losses increased in the U.S. during the 12 months to the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the year ending with the third quarter. Both claims and losses were above 2016 levels. The number of collision claims had grown in every quarter since 2012 on a