Automotive Industry News

Senate Committee Advances $287 Billion Infrastructure Bill

2019-07-30T19:39:44-04:00July 30th, 2019|Automotive Industry News, Legislative News, Roads and Infrastructure News|

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) released the following statements on the committee’s passage of S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The $287 billion infrastructure bill won [...]

State Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase | NARFA

2017-01-05T12:00:00-05:00January 5th, 2017|Automotive Industry News|

2017 is underway, and the minimum wage will rise in a number of states. Unless otherwise noted, the following minimum wage rates (per hour) are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2017: Alaska: $9.80 Arizona: $10.00 Arkansas: $8.50 [...]

Remembering a Legend and His Ties to the Automotive Industry | NARFA Blog

2016-10-06T12:00:00-04:00October 6th, 2016|Automotive Industry News|

The world of athletics has lost an important icon: Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest players, passed away on Sunday, September 25, at the age of 87. Born on September 10, 1929, Palmer is renowned for his humble, approachable [...]

Automotive Dealers Facing Cybersecurity Threats From Hackers

2016-06-20T12:00:00-04:00June 20th, 2016|Automotive Industry News|

Over the past several months, we have watched as many businesses and their data has been compromised due to lack of cybersecurity infrastructure and planning. In the past, we discussed protecting your small business from disasters. However, as hackers [...]

What Does The Average Age of Cars Mean For the Automotive Industry?

2015-08-01T12:00:00-04:00August 1st, 2015|Automotive Industry News|

We always see reports about the state of the U.S. automotive industry, and many factors come into play when assessing the health of the automotive industry and overall economy here. What does the average age of cars mean for [...]

Overtime Hours Proposal Might Impact Automotive Dealers

2015-07-16T12:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2015|Automotive Industry News|

Last week, the Obama Administration proposed change to overtime regulations that sounds like great news for workers, but many small businesses are already wondering how this would change the way they pay staffers. They could cut employee hours or eliminate [...]

New Hampshire Hands Free Electronic Device Law Goes into Effect on July 1st

2015-07-01T12:00:00-04:00July 1st, 2015|Automotive Industry News|

New Hampshire's Hands Free Electronic Device Law Goes Into Effect on July 1, 2015 According to statistics available at the end of 2014, each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people [...]

MA Drivers Must Use Headlights When Using Windshield Wipers

2015-04-08T12:00:00-04:00April 8th, 2015|Automotive Industry News|

Just in time for spring - Massachusetts drivers must use their headlights when using windshield wipers. This week (and certainly this month) is bringing a lot of rain to Massachusetts, and we wanted to highlight the new law pertaining [...]

2015 U.S. Vehicle Sales Are Expected to Reach 16.9 Million

2015-03-25T12:00:00-04:00March 25th, 2015|Automotive Industry News|

We began 2015 recapping a strong 2014 and some of the highlights from the automotive industry. Forecasts for 2015 appear to be in line with continued growth, with 2015 U.S. vehicle sales expected to reach 16.9 million. However, there is some [...]

Is the US Auto Industry Succeeding? A Recap of 2014’s Biggest Automotive Wins

2015-01-22T12:00:00-05:00January 22nd, 2015|Automotive Industry News|

US Auto Industry Growth Linked to Improving Economy The U.S. auto industry had quite the year in 2014. Not only did Americans buy 16.5 million vehicles—making it the strongest year for the US auto industry since 2006—they also accounted [...]