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Automotive Industry Issues Forum

Professional automotive forum for discussion of any automotive industry-related issues, ranging from automotive legislation before the U.S. Congress and other legal bodies around the world, local automotive politics in states, provinces, and cities, as well as broader issues affecting the industry as a whole, including best practices to promote the professional image of the automotive service industry. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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diag.net lawsuit
11/07/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
For those who are interested, there's an update available here: At risk of stating the obvious, this is a statement from one of the involved parties. I have very little personal knowledge of the strength of either party's position. To IATN management (sho...
It's not just us
11/06/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
As in it's just not our industry suffering from a shortage of workers. I subscribe to two remodeling/builder magazines, JLC and Remodeling. In the latest issue of Remodeling there's an article titled "The Elephant in the room. The lack of skilled labor we...
Mercedes ISM availability
10/31/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
We are talking about Intelligent Servo Module. In NYC area Me/Be dealers refusing to sell. Just plain No. Once in awhile customer was able to purpose new module, but not on first try, just after shopping around bunch of area parts departments. The same ti...
Ground floor opportunity to support automotive training
10/30/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
Ground floor opportunity to support automotive training Get the check book out... "Rick Hendrick, chairman of the group, based in Charlotte, N.C., said his company has 500 openings for technicians, and he anticipates that number to grow." Hmm, interesting...
Yet another reminder about parts
10/18/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
I have known for years that counterfeiting is a big deal, but the valuation given here is shocking. Tens of BILLIONS of dollars per year.

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