Automotive Industry News

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Personal Protective Equipment

2023-04-17T11:26:38-04:00August 13th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

OSHA Requirements for Auto Shops: Listed below are the OSHA requirements and safety topics relevant to auto shops, which all of our members should have a part of their company safety program. Hazardous Communication: Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR [...]

Update: Massachusetts Right to Repair Law

2023-04-17T11:26:39-04:00July 27th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

Voters in Massachusetts will have the opportunity to decide in November whether independent auto service facilities should have access to telematically transmitted vehicle diagnostic and repair data. The Massachusetts Right to Repair Committee recently turned in 24,000 signatures, well [...]

Massachusetts Right to Repair Law Heads to Ballot

2023-04-17T11:27:53-04:00June 17th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition has collected more than 26,000 additional signatures to ensure it's initiative of a new Car Repair Choice law reaches the November ballot, according to a press release. According to the release, the 26,000 [...]

Automotive Dealerships and COVID-19: Safety Q&A

2023-04-17T11:29:36-04:00March 31st, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips|

There are many challenges car dealerships face when it comes to operating their business during the Coronavirus pandemic, while at the same time ensuring the safety of their employees and customers. An effective strategy for a dealership to use [...]

Homeland Security Defines Vehicle Service and Repair as ‘Essential’

2023-04-17T11:30:13-04:00March 23rd, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Legislative News|

Vehicle service and repair personnel are considered "essential" and may continue to operate during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a guidance list issued of essential critical infrastructure workers by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The March 19 [...]

Car Dealerships Want To Be Considered ‘Essential’ So They Can Stay Open During The Pandemic

2023-04-17T11:30:13-04:00March 20th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Legislative News|

Trade groups representing car dealerships and auto manufacturers asked President Trump to declare car dealerships "essential" businesses, which therefore should be exempt from potential "shelter in place" rules prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a March 17 letter to the president [...]

Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition Discusses Current Law

2023-04-17T11:31:11-04:00January 24th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Massachusetts News|

Unless current law is updated, Massachusetts residents will increasingly lose the ability to take their cars to independent repair shops and be forced to pay more at dealerships, the head of the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition told members of the [...]

Vehicle Data Security: Is Progress Being Made?

2023-04-17T11:31:14-04:00January 22nd, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Cybersecurity|

This piece is an interesting read from Car and Driver we wanted to share with you. Automotive cybersecurity is a challenge. A number of challenges, actually. Automakers are challenged to protect their cars. Hackers see a challenge in getting [...]

Honda Reaches Milestone: 20 Million Cars Produced in Ohio

2023-04-17T11:31:16-04:00January 14th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Ohio News|

Press Release from Honda of America: MARYSVILLE, Ohio – January 13, 2020 – Associates at Honda of America Mfg. reached a major milestone today with production of the company’s 20 millionth automobile in Ohio. Associates cheered as a 2020 Platinum [...]

Chinese Automotive Glass Manufacturer Fuyao Announces Expansion, More Jobs at Ohio Plant

2023-04-17T11:31:17-04:00January 6th, 2020|2020, Automotive Industry News, Ohio News|

A Chinese automotive glass manufacturer's $46 million investment in its plant in Ohio will expand the current facility and add 100 jobs , the company said Monday. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined company officials and China Consul General Huang [...]