The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR®) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1994. At that time, 38 national organizations in the automotive trade, representing all segments of the service and repair industry, joined together to form CCAR, and today the organization has more than 200 affiliate organizations.
The mission of CCAR is to provide consistent and compliant Safety, Pollution Prevention, and HazMat training, as well as Education and Environmental best practices for the global motor vehicle industry.
- Pollution Prevention (P2).
- Safety for all who repair or maintain vehicles as a profession, as well as those who work in related businesses.
- Reduction of lost workdays due to accidents or job-related health issues.
- Decreases in costs and liability exposure.
- Reduction in costs of training in these areas.
- Topics concerning liability, risk and other compliance issues.
CCAR’s vision is one of a workplace with fully trained automotive professionals, focusing on their craft, enhancing their overall business and living ‘Safe, Clean and Green.’
The current programs of CCAR include: CCAR-GreenLink®, the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for the automotive industry, operated by the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental Assistance Network, the environmental initiative of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. CCAR partners with Toyota to coordinate the EAN website and newsletter, which reach more than 1,400 Toyota and Lexus dealers around the U.S.
CCAR offers online training in Safety and Pollution Prevention [known as S/P2] to trade and vocational schools with programs in Automotive Service, Collision Repair, and Heavy-Duty Maintenance.
The I/M Coordinators Network, formed by CCAR at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality [formerly Office of Mobile Sources], includes state, county and local government agencies engaged in Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance [I/M] programs. The annual “I/M Solutions Forum” provides its members with opportunity to share and exchange information and ideas. These gatherings include representation from participating jurisdictions, as well as industry sponsors and federal EPA personnel.
CCAR-OSHA Alliance: Ensuring a safer workplace in the automotive industry is the goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Alliance with CCAR, which commenced in 2004. The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) formalized an Alliance with OSHA to address worker safety and health issues.
HazmatU®: Since 2005, CCAR has worked with the North American Automotive HazMat Action Committee (NAAHAC), which represents leading auto makers and Tier 1 suppliers, to provide an Internet-based training program for auto dealers and parts suppliers that transport hazardous materials and components. CCAR works with ShipMate, Inc., a HazMat specialty training company, as content provider for the HazmatU courses.
CCAR is also represented at a variety of environmental and automotive industry events and meetings, including:
- National Autobody Congress & Exposition [NACE]
- Kansas Environment Conference
- Motorist Assurance Program [MAP] Membership Meetings
- National Automobile Dealers Association [NADA] Convention & Exposition
- National Environmental Partnership Summit
- National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
- Collision Industry Conference [CIC]
- Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA)
CCAR is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. To make a financial contribution, click here to download a donor form.