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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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Misclassified Independent Contractors, Instead Of Employees
03/14/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
Interesting read what's happening in the trucking industry, reminds me of our trade as tech's. Where as what most all of us has complained about being paid flat rate, but not getting any pay for all the idle time we have spend all these years and getting ...
Other industries poach dealerships' experienced service tech
03/11/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
Shared permission: New-vehicle dealers have heard numerous alarms in recent years that they face a shortage of experienced service technicians as baby boomers retire and fewer would-be techs enroll in training programs. The National Automobile Dealers Ass...
Not an issue for us...or is it?
03/07/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
Hello all, Here's link to an Auto Body Repair Network piece on OEM-only repairs. Probably many of you have read about the case in Texas, where a vehicle's roof failed in a post-repair accident, after a previous accident. The roof had been repaired to insu...
03/06/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
"Don't bother checking that. They'll never buy buy that" Do we perform inspections strictly for our own benefit (to increase sales)? Or, do we perform inspections in order to document the condition of the vehicle as a real benefit to the customer? Doesn't...
Long read, why GM is losing A techs
03/02/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
We've heard James A. talk about this for a while now. 2 of my real-life friends, one is a diesel tech for Chevy and the other is a trans tech for a different Chevy dealer, shared the following article. I don't know who Troy Anderson is, but he is spot on ...

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