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Auto Care Association Presents New On-Demand Webinar: Ocean Shipping Changes As a Result of IMO 2020

Posted by Auto Care News on October 02, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – October 2, 2019 – On Sept. 26, the Auto Care Association’s Import Vehicle Community hosted a webinar on changes, disruptions and cost increases in ocean shipping as a result of IMO 2020. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement a new mandatory requirement to reduce sulfur oxide emissions worldwide by 85%. This is one of the largest reductions in sulfur content of transportation fuel taken at one time and one of the most dramatic fuel regulation changes ever implemented.

Auto Care Association and AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Campaign

Posted by Auto Care News on September 18, 2019

Auto Care Association and AASA Boards agree consumers’ right to access and control vehicle data is critical to future of the independent automotive aftermarket


BETHESDA, Md. – September 18, 2019 – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ national consumer education campaign.

Auto Care Association Communities Award Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on July 08, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – July 8, 2019 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association, have selected Daniel Romero of Continental ContiTech and Jonny Dykstra of Auto-Wares as scholarship recipients to attend the University of the Aftermarket’s 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0 Program.
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Auto Care Association Accepting Award Nominations for Leadership in Education, Innovation and the Next Generation

Posted by Auto Care News on April 10, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – April 10, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced it is accepting nominations for its 2019 “Impact Award: Four for the Future,” Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award and Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award. The three awards are given each year to individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the auto care industry through professional development and educational initiatives for the advancement of the next generation. All Auto Care Association member companies and employees are eligible to participate.
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2018 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Awards Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 07, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – September 7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association announced yesterday the winners of the 2018 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award and the 2018 Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Awards at its Fall Leadership Days event in Austin, Texas.

Auto Care Association Announces 2018 Impact Award Recipients

Posted by Auto Care News on September 07, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – September 7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association announced yesterday the 2018 recipients of its annual Impact Award: Four for the Future, which honors four auto care industry professionals, age 40 or younger, who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership or have made remarkable strides within the auto care industry. The award was created in 2010 and is administered by the Auto Care Association Marketing and Communications Committee on behalf of the association, with support from the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG).

Auto Care Association Announces 2018 Auto Care Internship Grant Recipients

Posted by Auto Care News on August 21, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 21, 2018 – Auto Care Association has selected the 2018 recipients of the Auto Care Internship Grant. Thirteen students received scholarships of $2,500 to contribute to the costs of round-trip travel from their permanent address to the internship location, lodging, utilities and food.