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Auto Care Association Establishes New Partnership with American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)

Posted by Auto Care News on July 27, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association kicked off its new partnership with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) by hosting a seven-person delegation of rising political leaders from Australia in Washington, D.C. on July 23. Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey hosted a dinner for the delegation, also attended by Auto Care Association Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Aaron Lowe, and department staff.

Auto Care Association Applauds Congress for Passing Bipartisan Vocational Training and Education Bill

Posted by Auto Care News on July 26, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 26, 2018 – The Auto Care Association applauds Congress for passing H.R. 2353, the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.” The bill reauthorizes the “Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act” and allocates $1.2 billion in state grants to fund vocational training at most schooling levels. With strong support from the Trump administration, the association expects that the president will sign this important legislation.
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HDDA: Heavy Duty Launches First Five Categories for Defining HD Standards Attributes

Posted by Auto Care News on July 25, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 25, 2018 – HDDA: Heavy Duty, the heavy duty aftermarket-focused community of the Auto Care Association, today announced the next steps in its industry-shifting project to develop standardized product data information for class 4–8 vehicles. The next phase of the project involves defining the attributes for the top 20 categories of parts.

Auto Care Association Testifies Before Department of Commerce on Section 232 Auto Investigation

Posted by Auto Care News on July 19, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 19, 2018 – Today, Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified before the Department of Commerce (Commerce) in Washington, D.C. on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts. In Hanvey’s testimony, the Auto Care Association urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing of tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it may have on the U.S. economy and jobs, our global competitiveness, and U.S. consumers and families.

Auto Care Association Joins Auto Groups Opposing Tariffs in Open Letter to President Trump

Posted by Auto Care News on July 17, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 17, 2018 – The Auto Care Association joined a coalition of major auto industry groups representing nearly 10 million jobs in the United States to urge the Trump administration to avoid imposing additional tariffs on imported autos and auto parts.

Auto Care Association Establishes Al Gaspar Memorial Fund

Posted by Auto Care News on July 09, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 9, 2018 – In recognition of its former president and CEO, Al Gaspar, the Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund in his honor. Donations made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Gaspar’s memory will be used to fund scholarships and industry educational initiatives.

Study Finds Over 100,000 Industry Jobs at Risk with Tariffs on Imported Auto Parts

Posted by Auto Care News on July 02, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 2, 2018 – The Auto Care Association last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created by these imports, but also the U.S. economy at large.