Are You Aware of the Section 179 Tax Deduction?

2021-08-06T10:26:25-04:00August 5th, 2021|General Industry News, Legislative News, Tax News|

(Via Section179.org) 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

2021-06-02T11:16:18-04:00June 1st, 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

2021-05-07T08:13:36-04:00May 7th, 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 [...]

May is National Electrical Safety Month: “Connected to Safety”

2021-05-05T11:57:48-04:00May 5th, 2021|General Industry News, Safety Tips|

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year's campaign theme is “Connected to Safety,” which aims to educate the [...]

The Struggle to Hire and What Businesses Can Do About It

2021-05-05T01:54:58-04:00May 3rd, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, General Industry News, Labor News|

If you’re finding it difficult to hire employees, you’re not alone. Bloomberg reports that many small businesses are struggling to find people who currently want to work—in fact, 42% say they have jobs they can’t fill. The number of people quitting [...]

NARFA is Proud to Announce “Smart Cyber” Insurance to Protect Your Business

2021-03-08T09:48:40-05:00March 8th, 2021|Cybersecurity, General Industry News|

The NARFA team pleased to introduce a new cybersecurity insurance program that is now available to you. We have been working to find the best solution for the unique needs of our members and have partnered with Corvus Insurance [...]

Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s Annual ‘Top 10’ List of Most Frequently Cited Violations…for 10th Year In A Row

2021-03-03T06:30:28-05:00March 3rd, 2021|General Industry News, Labor News, Safety Tips|

“Fall Protection – General Requirements” is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the 10th successive fiscal year, the agency announced Feb. 26 . Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented preliminary data for OSHA’s Top [...]

The Benefits of Joining an Industry Trade Association

2020-11-23T21:17:29-05:00October 6th, 2020|Company News, General Industry News|

Joining a professional, industry-specific trade association is a very wise investment in your business. At NARFA, we are committed to bringing all of our automotive, roads, and fuel industry members incredible value. And now, at a time when many [...]

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Fire Prevention and Emergency Training

2020-08-25T11:41:58-04:00August 24th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Safety Tips|

Fire Prevention and Emergency Training: Fire Extinguishers: State fire prevention regulations mandate that all buildings required by the fire department to provide portable fire extinguishers must install and maintain them in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA) [...]

Massachusetts Right to Repair Law Heads to Ballot

2020-06-17T10:46:53-04:00June 17th, 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 [...]