NASTF Announces Details for Spring General Meeting

Wheat Ridge, CO – March 25, 2019 The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announces meeting topics for their Spring General meeting co-located with The Equipment and Tool Institutes (ETI) Annual ToolTech Conference in Charlotte, NC, April 29 – May 2, 2019.

The NASTF general meeting will be held on Thursday May 2nd  from 9am – 12pm following the close of ToolTech

The NASTF meeting’s agenda will contain a feature session entitled “Stop Eating Our Young” where experts will help attendees learn techniques to properly, select, on-board, mentor and fast track knowledge and motor skill development for young technicians in an effort to help reduce the 42% of new technicians who leave the industry within the first 2 years. NASTF will be featuring presenters from the excellent North Carolina Vocational Education Program as well as ASE Education Foundation. The Session will be led by Team Education co-chair Jill Saunders.

The newly formed Service Technology Team will present their 2019 plans for modernizing the NASTF web presence and offerings.

Team Vehicle Security will give you a view into all the things they have learned and accomplished during the first few months of the release of the SDRM 2.0 web portal.  They will also be showing a new addition to the D1 use cases within SDRM that aims to reduce vehicle theft and false reports of thefts.

The session will close with the very popular “What’s Up with You?” session that encourages attendees to share brief stories about activity within their segment of the industry that would be of interest to all.

NASTF General meetings are open to all industry professionals and do not require registration. Tool Tech attendance does require registration and is highly recommended. More details can be found here


NASTF Spring General Meeting

May 2, 2019 - 9-12pm
Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel
8269 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262



NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was incorporated in 2006 as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. Additional details can be found at

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