General Industry News

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 [...]

White House 2024 Budget Raises OSHA Funding by 17%: What Does This Mean?

2023-04-17T11:10:09-04:00March 20th, 2023|2023, General Industry News, Labor News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Brief: President Joe Biden’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget would increase funding for OSHA by $106.4 million, or 17%, to $738.7 million. As part of the increase, the agency seeks to create 432 new full-time positions, a 21% increase from 2023’s [...]

National Ladder Safety Month 2023: Three Considerations for Selecting the Correct Ladder

2023-04-17T11:10:09-04:00March 20th, 2023|2023, General Industry News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

March is National Ladder Safety Month, let’s look at ladder selection. Before you get started on your next project, you have to choose a ladder, but how do you know what type to choose? With different types and materials [...]

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 [...]

IRS Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate Starting July 1

2023-04-17T11:12:18-04:00June 15th, 2022|2022, General Industry News, Tax News|

The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for [...]

NSC Encourages Safe Driving This Memorial Day Weekend

2023-04-17T11:12:20-04:00May 23rd, 2022|2022, General Industry News, Safety Tips|

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner. Every year, millions of Americans travel on this holiday and this year is no different. AAA estimates that nearly 39.2 million people will travel more than 50 miles from their homes. As people [...]

US Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule to Update Powered Industrial Trucks Standard for General Industry, Construction

2023-04-17T11:13:02-04:00February 16th, 2022|2022, General Industry News, Labor News, Legislative News|

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice [...]

Are You Aware of the Section 179 Tax Deduction?

2023-04-17T11:22:48-04:00August 5th, 2021|2021, General Industry News, Legislative News, Tax News|

(Via What is the Section 179 Deduction Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn’t, as you will see below. Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows [...]

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 [...]

OSHA Imposes New Rule For Employer-Required COVID-19 Vaccines

2023-04-17T11:23:34-04:00May 7th, 2021|2021, COVID-19 Updates, General Industry News, Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

New guidance from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is causing some to change their COVID-19 vaccine requirements. On April 20, OSHA released the new guidance in the frequently asked questions section of its website for COVID-19 safety compliance. The [...]