Category: News & Press

Federal Insurance Office Survives Dodd-Frank Reform

May 23rd, 2018 by

ASA Acknowledges U.S. Senate Banking Committee for Saving FIO WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) made the establishment of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) its top priority during Congress’ consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010. Despite significant opposition, FIO did become part of

Missouri Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Dies at the End of the Session

May 22nd, 2018 by

ASA Thanks Repairers for Grassroots Efforts WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2018 – The Missouri Legislature closed its session without a floor vote on House Bill (HB) 1444. The bill was “dropped from the House calendar.” If enacted, HB 1444 would have repealed Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. The 2018 Missouri legislative session has ended for

ASA’s Annual Business Meeting in Orlando Mixed Business with Pleasure

May 17th, 2018 by

Networking, Training and Recognition Highlighted Event Editor’s Note: Pictures from ASA’s Annual Business Meeting & Conference are now available on the ASA Facebook site at NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, May 17, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel and Resort

ASA Testifies on Repair Procedures Bill

April 26th, 2018 by

Emphasizes the Importance of Correct Repairs WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2018 – On April 24, the Rhode Island House Committee on Corporations held a hearing on House Bill (HB) 8013. If enacted, certain provisions in the bill would not allow insurers to require “repair specifications or procedures” that are not in compliance with vehicle manufacturer

Concerns Raised About Third-Party Vendors Sharing Shop Data on Customers

April 26th, 2018 by

ASA seeks to address concerns with data privacy agreement. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, April 26, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) cautions that some third-party vendors that collision and service repair shops do business with might be reselling their customers’ data in detail, or as an aggregate, to other third parties. This practice raises

Join Us Online May 4 for ASA Town Hall on State Vehicle Inspections

April 20th, 2018 by

Interactive Panel Discussion Highlights Annual Meeting in Orlando WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced that it will present a live broadcast of Carm Capriotto’s Town Hall Academy Live during its Annual Business Meeting & Conference, May 2-4 in Orlando, Fla. Each Friday at Noon Eastern, Capriotto hosts a

Missouri Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Ready for House Consideration

April 13th, 2018 by

ASA Stresses Importance of Continued Advocacy WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2018 – The Missouri House Rules Committee passed House Bill (HB) 1444 on April 10 with a vote of 7 to 4. If enacted, HB 1444 would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. The bill is now eligible for consideration by the entire Missouri House

Missouri House Committee Passes Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Legislation

April 2nd, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Opposition to HB 1444 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2, 2018 – The Missouri House Transportation Committee passed House Bill (HB) 1444. If enacted, HB 1444 would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. Despite testimonies in support of the Missouri safety inspection program from ASA-Midwest member Ben Steinman, the Missouri state highway patrol, AAA