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Auto Care Association Submits Comments to FMC Regarding Demurrage and Detention Billing Practices
The Auto Care Association submitted comments to the FMC in response to a proposed rulemaking on demurrage and detention billing requirements of common carriers and marine terminal operators (MTO).
Revolutionize Your Digital Assets with the Latest Best Practices Guide
April 5, 2022, marked the beginning of the 90-day review for the industry to take a look at the last update of the Digital Asset Best Practice document, with July 4, 2022, for its next release. The Digital …
What Your Repair Shops Are Saying
The YANG Effect newsletter is your quarterly "pit stop" for all things Automotive Aftermarket contributed to and written by under- 40 industry professionals. This issue is the 2022 Spring Edition.
Live Action TrendLens User Sessions – Live from Bethesda!
Has Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) been affected by recent fluctuations in the price of gas? Last week we hosted our first “Office Hours” session for TrendLens users.
Court Ruling in List 3 and 4A China Tariffs Litigation
U.S. Court of International Trade issues decision in China tariffs lawsuit, declining to vacate Lists 3 and 4A tariffs but requiring USTR to provide an explanation for imposing tariffs.
YANG from the Beginning: A Farewell to one of YANG's Founders
We turn to mentors because they’ve been there, they’ve lived it, and they’re a wealth of knowledge. Who better for a YANG member to look to for sage advice than our founding members?
Here's to You! YANG Member Spotlight: Ethan Bregger
In this interview with Ethan Bregger, National Strategic Account Manager at DRiV, Ethan shares his journey in the automotive industry...
2021 Women in Auto Care Woman of Excellence
Coffin started doing system implementations across the country for many different industries, but after moving to the Detroit area, she began doing them for all types of automotive companies.
5 Things I Learned from YANG’S Professional Development Series with Randy Buller and John R. Washbish
ICYMI, YANG’s newly launched virtual Professional Development Series brought together aftermarket young professionals and industry leaders for an hour-long discussion on current industry issues...
Congratulations 2021 AWDA Award Winners
During their 2021 AWDA Reception at AAPEX in Las Vegas, the Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) recognized the recipients of its annual AWDA Industry Awards.
USTR Reinstates 352 Section 301 China Tariff Exclusions
On Mar. 23, 2022, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the reinstatement of 352 tariff exclusions under the Section 301 investigation on imports from China. The reinstated product exclusions …
Ambassador Spotlight: Cliff Hovis
Auto Care honors members whose actions demonstrate a commitment to advocacy by inducting them into the Auto Care Ambassador program. One of the members that joined this group was Cliff Hovis of Hovis, …