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EPA Finalizes Rule on Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emission Standards

EPA Finalizes Rule on Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emission Standards The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule on the “Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards” today. This final rule seeks to  further reduce air pollution, including ozone and particulate matter (PM), from heavy-duty engines and vehicles across the…

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AFBF Signs Right to Repair Memorandum of Understanding With John Deere

AFBF Signs Right to Repair Memorandum of Understanding With John Deere The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with John Deere that ensures farmers’ and ranchers’ ability to repair their own equipment. The MOU requires John Deere to provide farmers and independent repair facilities access to the tools, information,…

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U.S. EPA Releases Rule on Air Emissions for Heavy-Duty Trucks

U.S. EPA Releases Rule on Air Emissions for Heavy-Duty Trucks The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a rule today that will require heavy-duty trucks sold in 2027 to significantly decrease their air emissions of nitrogen oxides and other pollutants. This rule is a result of the Biden administration’s initiative to eliminate carbon emissions from…

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IRS Releases Eligibility Rules for EV Tax Credits

IRS Releases Eligibility Rules for EV Tax Credits The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released rules this week for eligibility for the revamped electric vehicle (EV) tax credit. This follows the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) which was signed into law by President Joe Biden in August. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) re-ups the…

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Bonus Podcast: California & The Future of the Aftermarket

Bonus Podcast: California & The Future of the Aftermarket In this bonus episode of Ratchet+Wrench Radio, Bob Redding, the Automotive Service Association’s Washington, D.C., representative, joins editor Chris Jones for a look at how California’s decision to become a zero-emissions state by 2035 will affect the automotive aftermarket. We also discuss the significance of the…

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ASA Asks Shops to Contact Representatives Encouraging Them to Join the Vehicle Data Access Caucus

ASA Asks Shops to Contact Representatives Encouraging Them to Join the Vehicle Data Access Caucus Take Action! Send a letter to your U.S. Congressmen using this link.   The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is asking shops to send a letter to their U.S. House of Representatives members encouraging them to join the newly established Vehicle…

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ASA Supports New U.S. House Vehicle Data Access Caucus

ASA Supports New U.S. House Vehicle Data Access Caucus U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) Sends Letter Establishing Bipartisan Group to Address Vehicle Data Access Sept. 20, 2022 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) applauds U.S. Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) in his work today establishing a new bipartisan caucus in the U.S. House…

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ASA Hosts Webinar to Discuss Advanced Clean Cars II, Service Information, and Vehicle Data

ASA Hosts Webinar to Discuss Advanced Clean Cars II, Service Information, and Vehicle Data Featuring: Steve Douglas, Vice President for Energy and Environment, Alliance for Automotive Innovation   Sept. 19, 2022 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) hosted a bonus Webinar on Friday for a conversation with Bob Redding, ASA’s Washington, D.C.…

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ASA Participates in CITA Presentation of Carnegie Mellon Vehicle Safety Inspection Study

ASA Participates in CITA Presentation of Carnegie Mellon Vehicle Safety Inspection Study Sept. 16, 2022 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) participated in a vehicle safety inspection briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The briefing was hosted by CITA North America Regional Advisory Group and included a presentation of a…

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U.S. House of Representatives Rules Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Right to Repair

U.S. House of Representatives Rules Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Right to Repair The U.S. House of Representatives  Committee on Rules’ Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process announced an upcoming hearing titled “Right to Repair: Legislative and Budgetary Solutions to Unfair Restrictions on Repair”. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 at 10am. Watch the…

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