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CCAR joins TechForce to inspire the next generation of automotive technicians

September 20th, 2018 by

  Palatine, IL — September 20, 2018 — The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) is pleased to announce its support for the nonprofit TechForce Foundation’s new national initiative, FutureTech Success®, an effort aimed at fueling the pipeline of tomorrow’s workforce of technicians. FutureTech Success is an industry-wide, multi-faceted initiative to help inspire the next

California Governor signs AB 3141

September 19th, 2018 by

  September 18, 2018 — Sacramento, CA The 2018 California Legislative session was extremely successful for the automotive repair industry. The California Automotive Business Coalition (CalABC) along with other industry leader groups which includes: The Oil Changers Association, IAPA, ASCCA, CAWA, CAA, ACA, ITW, Tire Dealers Association with support letters from CNCDA and AAA (See Association

California BAR Electronic Estimate Authorization Regulations Approved!

September 17th, 2018 by

  September15, 2018 To: CalABC Members From: Johan Gallo Subject: NEW – Regulation on Electronic Document & Authorization After a long arduous process that started with a proposal I made to Chief Dorais almost eight years ago, we finally have a new regulation on Electronic Document & Authorization. The initial intent was to be more environmentally

Flood Recovery Assistance resources

September 17th, 2018 by

  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has online Severe Storm & Flood Recovery Assistance resources, available at;   https://www.dol.gov/general/stormrecovery      

Johnson qualifies for NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship

September 6th, 2018 by

BIRMINGHAM, AL. 9/6/18 – Two-time NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Steve Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama didn’t win this year’s biggest race, which concluded a few short days ago last Monday-Labor day.  But he may have accomplished something even more meaningful – racing into the semifinals and earning enough points to qualify for the

N95 Day

September 4th, 2018 by

Wednesday, September 5th is #N95 Day. To learn more about best practices on topics such as facial hair and respirator use, go to;   https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/N95Day.html      

OEM recalls

August 22nd, 2018 by

  Are you or your team involved with any OEM recalls? Are you handling any hazardous materials (i.e. air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, batteries, etc.) as a result? Have you trained your team on Hazmat-handling best practices?  

Yes, it’s a Hazmat

August 20th, 2018 by

  Last week several news stories were released centering on seat belt pretensioner issues with Ford F-150’s.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into this further, and the result could lead to more than 1 million vehicles being recalled. Here’s a link to one such story; https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/ford-f-150-seat-belt-fires-spur-nhtsa-investigation/ Seat belt pretensioners are just one