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ASTE 2018 Expecting Huge Turnout

While we are still in the planning stages for ASTE 2018 to be held September 28 & 29, 2018 in Cary, NC we are expecting this to be our biggest event ever. We have secured all meeting space at the hotel so there are no other events that will take place while we are there.

RepairPal Releases Study on Car Purchasing Habits recently released the results of a survey detailing consumer research habits during the car-buying journey. The study marked the launch of RepairPal’s new Car Comparison feature, which allows users to compare vehicles side-by-side in terms of reliability, repair costs, and owner reviews — all for free. RepairPal surveyed over 1,000 Americans through an independent

Federal Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Decision Overturning R-134a Rule

On Jan. 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an appeal that sought to dispute a previous decision regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ban of certain refrigerants, namely R-134a. The appeal was filed by competing refrigerant manufacturers Honeywell and Chemours, as well as the Natural Resource Defense Council,

Tapered Roller Bearings from China and Korea Under Review by USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) is conducting a full sunset review to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings from China would likely lead to continued injury to the domestic industry. The review schedule can be found here, with questionnaires due by May 24 and prehearing briefs by July

NATEF and AYES Merge to Form ASE Education Foundation

Effective January 1, 2018, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) have merged to become the ASE Education Foundation. “The new combined organization will take advantage of the extremely high ASE brand awareness among consumers, industry and education audiences. It will also provide clarity and simplification of message

Illinois Legislation Would Add Written Non-OEM Collision Repair Parts Disclosure and Require OEM Repair Procedures

Proposed bill would amend insurance code and Collision Repair Act to proscribe written notification on aftermarket crash part usage or deviation from OEM specifications. Illinois House Bill 4926 (HB 4926), introduced on February 14 by Representative Linda Chapa LaVia seeks to amend the Illinois Insurance Code and the Automotive Collision Repair Act to provides that

ALLDATA Signs Partner Agreement with European-Based Autologic Diagnostics

ALLDATA Europe GmbH has signed a reseller agreement with Autologic Diagnostics Ltd. headquartered in Oxford, England. The agreement enables Autologic to distribute ALLDATA Repair to its customers, enhancing their ability to repair even the most complex European vehicles with ALLDATA’s original manufacturer repair information. ALLDATA Repair helps ensure that independent workshops have access to OEM

RICO Lawsuit Against State Farm to Proceed

RICO Lawsuit Against State Farm to Proceed Judge denies State Farm motion to dismiss case seeking reinstatement of $1.18 billion aftermarket collision repair parts verdict. U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon denied a motion last week by State Farm attorney seeking a summary judgement to have a 2012 lawsuit dismissed that alleges the auto insurer