Category: Press Releases

U.S. House Committee Examines FIO Modernization Report

February 6th, 2014 by

Federal Regulation of Insurance Debate Continues WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing on “The Federal Insurance Office’s Report on Modernizing Insurance Regulation.” The report was released in December 2013. The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO)

NHTSA Announces Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Policy

February 3rd, 2014 by

U.S. DOT Seeks to Require V2V Technology in New Vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – Anthony Foxx, U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, announced today that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will begin taking steps toward a proposed mandate requiring new vehicles to contain vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V). NHTSA notes that this technology will

States Kick Off Legislative Season

January 17th, 2014 by

ASA Encourages State Farm PartsTrader Action WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 17, 2014 – A number of state legislatures have begun or will begin soon their 2014 legislative sessions. Although a few states, in 2013, saw bills introduced to stop insurer mandated parts procurement programs, none of these bills advanced to become law in their states. The

ASA-Ohio Supports Mechanical Shop Registration Legislation

December 2nd, 2013 by

Bill Amends Current Shop Registration Law WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2013 – Ohio state Sen. Joe Uecker (R-14), along with Sens. Edna Brown (D-11), Tom Patton (R-24) and Peggy Lehner (R-6), recently introduced Ohio Senate Bill 232, legislation establishing a mechanical shop registration program in their state. The bill has been referred to the Senate

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Auto Safety Rulemaking

November 25th, 2013 by

NHTSA chastised for lack of initiative WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Action held a hearing titled, “Updated: Justice Denied: Rules Delayed on Auto Safety and Mental Health.” Witnesses included The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (RI-1) and founder of the

Massachusetts Passes Latest Right to Repair Bill

November 21st, 2013 by

Bill Includes Heavy Duty Service Information for Independents WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – Last evening, the Massachusetts legislature completed its work on its latest Right to Repair bill, House Bill 3757. This bill includes heavy duty service information provisions for vehicles over 14,000 pounds. An earlier version of the Right to Repair legislation had

ASA-Michigan Board Objects to Some Insurer Mandates

November 20th, 2013 by

Statewide forum focused on MFN clauses, State Farm PartsTrader rollout. WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2013 – Recently, the Automotive Service Association of Michigan held a well-attended Collision Repair Forum in Lansing, Mich., regarding State Farm’s PartsTrader rollout and Most Favored Nation (MFN) clauses. Collision repairers from across the state expressed frustration with insurer mandates. The

NHTSA Releases 2012 Motor Vehicle Crashes Report

November 19th, 2013 by

Study suggests increase in vehicle crashes, fatalities after six-year decline WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 19, 2013 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study stating motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012, after six consecutive years of declining fatalities. The number of fatalities increased from 32,479 in 2011 to 33,561 in 2012.