Class Code: 8380

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Applies to employers operating service stations and gasoline stations that perform service or repair work on automobiles, vans, trucks, and motorcycles. The classification includes minor repair and service work such as engine tune-ups; simple electrical lighting; starter and generator repairs; sales, installation, and service of storage batteries; tire mounting, balancing, and alignments; lubrications; oil changes; gasoline dispensing; car washing; glass installation; undercoating; and work on engines, transmissions, radiators, and ignition systems.

Code 8380 includes major mechanical repair work such as engine or transmission overhauls, valve work, extensive or complex ignition and electrical systems repair, etc.

Specialist shops such as those performing installation, service or repair of brakes, mufflers and air conditioners in automobiles, vans and light trucks, as well as new car clean-up and detail shops are included in Code 8380.

Race car drivers are assigned to Code 9180. Race car teams or crews that repair or service race cars at or away from racetracks are assigned to Code 8380.

Code 8380 also applies to employers that operate new and/or used automobile, van, truck, motorcycle, or golf cart sales or service agencies. These employers will usually operate repair shops and replacement parts departments. (See above for classification of parts department employees.) As this classification includes drivers, employees who drive vehicles purchased from factories to their employer’s agencies are classified to Code 8380. Employees (usually referred to as service writers) who greet customers for the purpose of discussing problems associated with the customer’s vehicle are additionally classified to Code 8380. These service writers will often conduct a cursory inspection of the customer’s vehicle and provide an estimate for the anticipated repair work. These employees may also enter the shop area to determine the status of repair work on a customer’s vehicle.

Automobile salespersons who exclusively sell or lease vehicles are classified to Code 8748, a Standard Exception classification. Diesel engine service franchises where the majority of work is performed on diesel engines for trucks, but not power equipment such as Caterpillars, graders, power shovels or cranes, are additionally assigned to Code 8380.

Additional Applications and Information:

Code 8380 further applies to mobile home sales and service dealers. Their salespersons are assigned to Code 8748. Code 8380 is also applied to specialists who undertake shop repair of mobile homes.

Boat and outboard engine sales and service agencies performing marine engine repair at locations inland and not in conjunction with boat yards, boat docks, or marinas are assigned to Code 8380, which covers all repair and parts department employees. Their salespersons are assigned to Code 8748. Employers that exclusively repair outboard engines are assigned to Code 3632.

Code 8380 applies to all operations of a retail rubber tire dealer including inside sales personnel, warehouse operations, installation, adjustment or aligning tires, etc. Refer to Code 8018 for wholesale rubber tire dealers that do no installation. Rubber tire recapping and retreading are also included in Code 8380 as such operations have been considered more analogous to the operations of a rubber tire dealer than that of a tire manufacturer, based on the premise that the processes involved in rubber tire manufacturing are much more extensive than recapping or retreading.

Code 8380 includes all types of car wash facilities, whether the automobile is washed, waxed, and polished by attendants, coin-operated self-service units, or remote-controlled fully automatic units. Cashiers employed by these businesses are included in Code 8380. Although car wash facilities at fixed locations are assigned to Code 8380, mobile car washes that use pressure cleaning equipment would be assigned to Code 9014 since that code includes mobile power or pressure cleaning services.

The cleaning and washing of foreign-made cars at U.S. ports of entry is assigned to Code 8380 provided the washing and cleaning operations are the principal business of the employer. However, if these operations are performed in conjunction with businesses classified as Code 8392, then Code 8392 would prevail.

Code 8380 is also assigned to businesses specializing in the installation of glass in automobiles. Refer to Codes 4130 and/or 5462 for a glass merchant or glazier dealing principally in the sales or installation of nonautomotive types of glass.

Automobile window tinting is assigned to Code 8380 when performed by specialists, or those employers performing automobile sales, service, or repair operations, or gasoline stations. The window tinting may be done by the application of a tinted film over the glass or by spraying a liquid tint on the windows to screen out sun rays and provide privacy for the passengers.

Employees of oil and gasoline distributing companies performing maintenance, adjustment, repair, and cleaning of air compressors, gasoline pumps and other mechanical equipment at gasoline or oil supply stations owned by such companies but leased to others for operating, are also assigned to Code 8380. However, such operations, when performed by an independent specialist contractor who repairs, adjusts, and cleans gasoline pumps, are assigned to Code 3724.

Special Conditions:

Code 8380 includes parts department employees who sell retail or wholesale parts over-the-counter even if these employees are in physically separated areas and there is no interchange of labor, provided that the employer’s principal payroll is not derived from the wholesale or retail sales of parts to others. (Refer to the end of this scope for treatment of parts departments in Oregon.) In the event an employer has both automobile service operations and automobile parts and accessories store operations, the classification procedure requires that the employer’s entire operations, exclusive of applicable Standard Exceptions, be assigned to that classification representing the predominant operations. If the payroll for the service operation predominates, Code 8380 is assigned to the employer. If the payroll for the store operation predominates, Code 8046 is assigned to the employer. The scope of Code 8046 includes incidental installation and repair, and the scope of Code 8380 includes incidental store operations. This classification procedure is followed even though the repair and store areas may be physically separated and operate without interchange of labor. In the event that an employer operates more than one location, payrolls for each location are evaluated separately and the proper classification assignment is made to each separate location based on that location’s payroll analysis. This procedure is based on Basic Manual Rule 1-D-3-g, which states, “For mercantile businesses, the classification is assigned separately for each location.”

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 8380:

Code 8380 does not include specialty repair shops whose operations are included in a specialty classification. Examples of specialty classifications include but are not limited to Codes 3822, 3824 and 8393 for specialists principally performing chassis or body repair or service; Code 9505 for automobile painting operations; and Code 3632 for automobile machine shops that repair engines or other mechanical parts that have been removed from a vehicle by others who are not employed by the automobile machine shop.

Refer to Codes 8381 and 8006 for retail self-service gasoline stations operated in conjunction with enterprises such as but not limited to convenience or grocery stores and/or restaurants.

Refer to Code 7225 for employers whose principal business is the repossession of vehicles.

Additional operations included in Code 8380 are commercial automobile inspection stations, garages operated by political entities such as municipalities for repair of their owned vehicles, and businesses that lease office-type trailers usually found at construction sites.

Certain Code 8380 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations apply to an employer only when no other classification more specifically describes their operations. The following is a representative list of operations somewhat related in nature to Code 8380 operations that are not assigned to Code 8380.

8393 Automobile—Body Repair 8385 Bus Co.—Garage Employees
8392 Automobile Storage Garage, Parking Lot or Parking Station, Valet Service, Cashiers or Counter Personnel & Drivers 8006 Gasoline Station—Self-Service and Convenience/Grocery—Retail
7225 Automobile Towing & Drivers 8381 Gasoline Station—Self-Service Only—Retail
3632 Automotive—Machine Shop 9505 Painting—Automobile or Carriage Bodies

In Oregon, parts department employees employed by the following operations are assigned to Code 8380: gasoline stations; automobile glass installation, service station; storage battery service station and taximeters—installation. Parts department employees of all other Code 8380 operations may be assigned (if otherwise qualified) to Code 8046.

CROSS-REF.  AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS—AUTOMOBILE—INSTALLATION, SERVICE OR REPAIR & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Towing for others and roadside assistance to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  AUTOMOBILE—CAR WASH & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Includes incidental greasing, polishing, and servicing. Codes 8380 and 8392—Automobile Storage Garage must not be assigned to the same employer unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses. Towing for others and roadside assistance to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  AUTOMOBILE—LEASING COMPANY—LONG-TERM—ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Towing for others and roadside assistance to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  AUTOMOBILE—MUFFLER—INSTALLATION OR REPAIR & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Towing for others and roadside assistance to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  AUTOMOBILE—SALES OR SERVICE AGENCY & PARTS DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES, DRIVERS

(N/A CT, FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Automobile salespersons are to be separately rated to Code 8748. Automobile body repair is to be separately rated to Code 8393. Towing for others and roadside assistance are to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  GASOLINE STATION NOC—RETAIL & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Includes retail diesel stations and gasoline stations providing full services such as, but not limited to, pumping gasoline, checking fluid levels, attended car washing service, and automobile maintenance or repair. Codes 8380 and 8392 must not be assigned to the same employer unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses. Automobile body repair is to be separately rated to Code 8393. Towing for others and roadside assistance are to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  MOBILE, MANUFACTURED, MODULAR, OR PREFABRICATED HOME DEALERS—ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES AND DRIVERS

(N/A AK, MA, VA)

Note:  Setup or installation work of mobile, manufactured, modular, or prefabricated homes must be separately rated to Code 2799.

CROSS-REF.  MOBILE, MANUFACTURED, MODULAR, OR PREFABRICATED HOME REPAIR—SHOP ONLY—BY DEALER OR SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR & DRIVERS

(N/A AK, MA)

Note:  The on-site repair of a mobile, manufactured, or prefabricated home that is permanently set is classified to the appropriate construction code. Setup or installation work of mobile, manufactured, modular, or prefabricated homes must be separately rated to Code 2799.

CROSS-REF.  RUBBER TIRE DEALER—RETAIL & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Includes repairing, vulcanizing, and the adjustment of tires to vehicles away from the premises of the employer. Codes 8380 and 8392—Automobile storage garage must not be assigned to the same employer unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses. Towing for others and roadside assistance to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, OR)

Note:  Codes 8380 and 8392 must not be assigned to the same employer unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses. Towing for others and roadside assistance to be separately rated.

CROSS-REF.  TRUCK LEASING—LONG-TERM—ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES & DRIVERS

(N/A FL, MA, OR)

Note:  Towing for others and roadside assistance to be separately rated.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 1.76

Construction Exemption Required: No