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ASA Signs onto Letter to NGA

March 17, 2020

The Automotive Service Association, joined other automotive service providers and suppliers, in signing onto a letter addressed to Bill McBride, Executive Director of the National Governors Association, stressing the impact of COVID19 on small businesses. The letter urges Mr. McBride to “urge your members to take immediate action to obtain…

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ASA Signs on to COVID-19 Disaster Relief Coalition Letter

March 16, 2020

On Friday, the Automotive Service Association signed on to a letter to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) requesting COVID-19 disaster relief to small businesses and their employees where the core functions of the business cannot switch to remote operation.…

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U.S. Senator Introduces New Privacy Legislation

March 12, 2020

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced a new data privacy bill. The bill, similar to the staff discussion draft introduced by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) last year, creates a national privacy standard that would preempt state laws, unlike privacy legislation introduced by Democrat U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). Senator…

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NHTSA Proposes 8% Annual Gains in Fuel Economy

August 12, 2021

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced regulations this week that will increase the requirements for fuel economy standards to 8 percent per year. This amount was decreased during the Trump administration to just 1.5% per year. This regulation applies to vehicles model years 2024 through 2026. This proposal…

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President Biden Announces Executive Order on Electric Vehicles

August 5, 2021

President Biden signed an executive order today entitled “Strengthening American Leadership on Clean Cars and Trucks”. This order is meant to serve as a first step toward electrifying the United States vehicle fleet. President Biden signed the order in the company of the three major auto manufacturing CEOs and the…

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Legislation Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

May 6, 2021

Congressman Levin (D-Mich) introduced a bill, the Electric Vehicles Freedom Act, that would establish a nationwide network of public electric vehicle charging stations. This legislation is part of a larger push toward electrifying the transportation sector as part of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which was released earlier this year.…

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