2018 SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology Medalists

July 16th, 2018 by

Louisville, KY was once again the site for SkillsUSA and its 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. Quality career and technical education were the centerpiece of the conference. More than 18,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated. The highlight was

Mazda recalls 270K vehicles over Takata airbags

July 6th, 2018 by

from   July 6, 2018 — Mazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata airbags that have the potential to explode. Chemicals used to inflate the air bags can deteriorate in some conditions, causing them to deploy with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister that can result in flying shrapnel. The potentially deadly defect can

Automotive Service & Collision Industry Safety Statistics

July 5th, 2018 by

In 2016, there were 108 fatal injuries (↑19% from 2015) and an estimated 9,090 nonfatal injuries among workers in the automotive repair and maintenance industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Finding and fixing hazards ensures workers go home safe and sound every day. Please click on the link below for more information on how to find and

CCAR and Electude Announce Automotive Safety Education Partnership

June 26th, 2018 by

  June 26, 2018 – The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) is pleased to announce a partnership with Electude International, the leading global provider of automotive e-learning solutions. CCAR and Electude will deliver safety training and credentials to automotive teachers and students via Electude’s award-winning online learning system. CCAR is a non-profit organization with a

Safe + Sound week resources

June 14th, 2018 by

from Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018 What Is Safe + Sound Week? A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Why Participate? Safe workplaces are

FCA Makes Big Commitment to Electrification

June 1st, 2018 by

from;   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ war with the electrification movement is over, as the automaker promises here to invest €9 billion ($10.5 billion) over the next five years on a broad portfolio of products ranging from mild hybrids all the way to full battery electric vehicles. The plan marks a sharp departure for CEO Sergio

Waymo commits to a 100-fold increase in Pacifica PHEV’s

May 31st, 2018 by

from;   May 31, 2018 — Google affiliate Waymo will purchase up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from FCA US starting later this year to begin a national expansion of the company’s public driverless ride-hailing fleet, the two companies said Thursday. In addition, Waymo and FCA said the two companies are beginning discussions

Counterfeit Lift Inspection Labels Found in New York

May 30th, 2018 by

from CORTLAND, NY – (May 29, 2018) – The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI), an ANSI accredited product certification body (Accreditation ID# 0584), hereby makes public announcement that counterfeit lift inspection labels have been found in New York City and Long Island with records going back to at least 2016 (see image at right).   In

42% of recalled repairs haven’t been completed

May 14th, 2018 by

from; May 14, 2018 — U.S. auto safety regulators are raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration order issued in 2015 scheduling the unprecedented safety campaign set a target

New video highlighting AutoEHS Safety courses now available

May 10th, 2018 by

May 10, 2018 — Palatine, IL — The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) today announced the release of a new video highlighting their popular AutoEHS online Safety Training resources. The video has been posted on CCAR’s YouTube channel at; “While it may be common knowledge that CCAR’s online training is critically important to the