Carlsbad, California – (March 16, 2022) AutoClaims Direct (ACD), a leader in auto material damage workflow technology and services, today announced a proactive measure put in place to counter the impact of rising fuel costs on its nationwide network of independent appraisers.
"Beginning Wednesday, March 23, 2022 our network appraisers will receive a per assignment fuel credit that will help offset the increasing fuel prices," announced Ernie Bray, CEO of ACD. "We're all experiencing the pain at the pump right now, but the small business or entrepreneur who makes their living on the road is being hit the hardest," stated Bray. ACD's hardworking appraiser partners are the backbone of the services it provides to clients and addressing these historically high fuel costs on their behalf is the company's top priority.
Bray acknowledges that higher costs have a financial impact on all of those involved in the claims process. "We're inviting our clients to join us in providing relief from the increased costs incurred by our nationwide appraisal network, on behalf of vehicle owners everywhere. Our primary concern is ensuring that our nationwide network of appraiser partners remains strong and weather this economic storm. This industry relies on the synergy of multiple partners working together toward the same goal and when one is impacted, we're all impacted," added Bray.
ACD built its nearly twenty-year reputation on treating its independent appraisers as true business partners. They receive timely payments for work completed and have convenient methods of managing availability, assignment capacity and coverage areas. ACD also believes in transparent communication and provides ongoing assistance and online self-service tools to support the success of its growing network.