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ASCCA 2015 Awards

On Saturday, September 26 during the ASCCA Team Weekend ASCCA recognized several members and a chapter for their outstanding service to the association.  Each award winner was nominated by an ASCCA member.  Membership Committee Chair, Mary Kemnitz presented the following awards.  Included below are the award winners in the categories of Chapter of the Year, Sponsor of the Year, Rising Star, and Volunteer of the Year along with the words used to describe why each should be considered for the award. 

HD Selects NASTF For OEM-to-Independent Service Info Help

ST. JOHNS, FL (September 29, 2015) – The heavy duty/commercial vehicle industry recently announced agreement in a Memorandum of Understanding (HD MOU) between the Commercial Right to Repair Coalition and the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), where original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of heavy duty vehicles would provide service information to independent service providers by way of their OEM technical websites.

SMOG Testing Citations & Fines

ASCCA previously reported as part of our Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) meeting summary that there has been a big increase in citations and fines for issuing a certificate of compliance using a BAR97 EIS when an OIS test was required.  This is a violation of Section 44050 of the Health and Safety Code.  According to statistics provided by the BAR during the July 23rd, BAG meeting they had already issued 437 cita