Trevose, PA, July 31, 2014 – The CEI Group Inc. (CEI), North America’s largest integrated fleet accident, safety and risk management provider, saved client fleets $6.96 million on sedan and truck accident repairs over the first six months of 2014, the company announced today.
The savings came from a combination of reduced labor time, lower expenditures for parts and paint, and less time to get repairs completed, which saved time on temporary replacement rental expenses, according to Bob Glose, CEI’s director of operations.
“The savings continue to prove the value of having expert physical damage appraisers on staff, and CEI’s effectiveness in expediting repairs at our network shops,” said Mr. Glose.
CEI’s staff of 14 licensed appraisers – all former repair shop owners and managers or insurance adjusters –uses the latest integrated estimating technology to review every repair shop estimate for potential savings. In addition to scrutinizing estimates for greater cost effectiveness, they compare estimates to photographs of damaged vehicles and police and driver accident reports. CEI then documents the savings it achieves in every claim file, with a breakdown of the sources.
“We don’t achieve savings by cutting corners,” Mr. Glose explained. “We make sure that all repairs necessary to restore the vehicle to complete safety status are done, and that repairs meet our customers’ standards.“
The CEI Group, Inc. is the largest integrated fleet accident, driver safety and risk management providers in North America. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.
Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Lake in the Hills, IL. In 2000, CEI launched the DriverCare™ line of services, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit http://ceinetwork.com