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Auto Care Association Announces Upcoming Webinars Covering E-Commerce and Consumer Insights

Posted by Auto Care News on October 11, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – Oct. 11, 2017 – The Auto Care Association today announced its schedule of upcoming webinars in October. 

On October 19th at 1 p.m. EDT, interested attendees can join the one-hour teleforum series hosted by the Auto Care Association’s Manufacturers’ Representatives Council titled, “The E-Commerce Effect: Where Are Your Customers Shopping? This teleforum will address several topics within the current state of e-commerce and where it’s headed, including...

Auto Care Association Applauds Senate Commerce Committee on Vehicle Data Access and Control Amendment to AV START Act

Posted by Auto Care News on October 05, 2017

  BETHESDA, Md. – October 5, 2017 – The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for including a vehicle data access and control amendment in the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act (S 1885).  The amendment sponsored by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requires that the Department of Transportation convene a federal advisory committee comprised of stakeholders to provide recommendations to Congress “with respect to the ownership of, control of, or access to, information or data that vehicles collect, generate, record, or store in an electronic form that is retrieved from a highly automated vehicle or automated driving system.”

Auto Care Association Identifies Alibaba as Notorious Market for Counterfeit Auto Parts

Posted by Auto Care News on October 03, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 3, 2017 – The Auto Care Association submitted comments yesterday urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to relist Alibaba and its family of e-commerce platforms including Taobao and AliExpress as notorious markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeit auto parts. The letter was submitted as part of the USTR’s request for comments in identifying internet and physical markets based outside the United States that engage in copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting for its annual Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets Report.

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful Trade Mission to Central America

Posted by Auto Care News on October 02, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – October 2, 2017 – The Auto Care Association hosted four companies on a trade mission to Central America – Honduras, Sept. 26 and Nicaragua, Sept. 28 – as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The association received the award to help the automotive industry increase exports to free trade agreement partners in Latin America. 

2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Awards Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 27, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – September 27, 2017 – The 2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award winners were announced at the 2017 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days in San Francisco, Calif. Oct. 6-8 During the Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 7. The awards are presented by the Auto Care Association Education Committee. 

2017 Auto Care Association Impact Award Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 21, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – September 21, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced the 2017 recipients of its Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry.

Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey Addresses PRONTO Shareholders Meeting

Posted by Auto Care News on September 19, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – September 19, 2017- Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, delivered a keynote presentation at the National PRONTO Association’s shareholders meeting in National Harbor, Md., last week. The meeting, which took place Sept. 13-15, was attended by more than 500 PRONTO members, shareholders and guests.