Automotive Industry News

How NARFA Supports Businesses with Trade Association Best Practices

2023-12-19T15:57:07-05:00November 1st, 2023|2023, Automotive Industry News, Company News|

In the dynamic world of the automotive, roads, and fuel sectors, trade associations play a critical role in supporting businesses to navigate the complexities of the industry. NARFA exemplifies this support, adhering to best practices that have been refined [...]

Beyond Vehicles: How Road Infrastructure and Fuel Innovations Drive the Industry Forward

2023-12-19T15:57:51-05:00September 1st, 2023|2023, Automotive Industry News, Fleet Industry, Roads and Infrastructure News|

The automotive industry is about more than just vehicles. It's a complex ecosystem that includes road infrastructure and fuel innovation, which are critical components driving the sector forward. Since 1929 NARFA , has played a significant role in supporting [...]

Industry Update: Massachusetts to Enforce 2020 Right To Repair Law

2023-12-19T15:58:48-05:00June 2nd, 2023|2023, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Massachusetts News|

A new right to repair law in Massachusetts recently got the go-ahead from a federal judge for enforcement. The law went into effect on Thursday, June 1st amid efforts from automakers to overturn it. Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell [...]

Electric Vehicles That Qualify for the Current US Federal Tax Credit

2023-04-17T11:10:11-04:00January 10th, 2023|2023, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News|

Information as of January 10, 2023 As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles, especially now that a slew of new credits have [...]

FTC to Ramp Up Law Enforcement Against Illegal Repair Restrictions

2023-04-17T11:22:48-04:00August 6th, 2021|2021, Automotive Industry News|

The Federal Trade Commission on July 21, 2021 to unanimously ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and even government entities from fixing their own products. The policy statement adopted today is aimed at [...]

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

2023-04-17T11:22:56-04:00June 1st, 2021|2021, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Labor News, Legislative News|

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration once again is extending temporary hours-of-service exemptions and other “regulatory relief” for commercial motor vehicle drivers transporting items intended to assist with COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts. Announced May 26, the extension of Emergency Declaration 2020-002, initially [...]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Distracted Driving Has Become an Epidemic

2023-04-17T11:23:37-04:00April 13th, 2021|2021, Automotive Industry News, Business and Estate Planning, Safety Tips|

Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. While drivers texting behind the wheel tops what seems like an endless list of distractions, other risky actions include talking — whether it be on the phone or to [...]

Massachusetts Passes Its ‘Right to Repair’ Initiative

2023-04-17T11:26:30-04:00November 5th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Massachusetts News|

The yes vote has it on Question 1. The ballot measure to expand access to data on vehicular performance passed. “The thousands of ‘Yes on 1’ signs in front of small businesses around the state tell the story ---automakers [...]

Update: Massachusetts “Right to Repair” Battle is Heating Up

2023-04-17T11:26:33-04:00September 23rd, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

We continue to keep a close eye on this issue that would affect vehicle maintenance and repair in Massachusetts. Here's the latest, courtesy of Automotive News: A long, drawn-out battle over "right to repair" from nearly a decade ago [...]