Regional Coverage

Washington D.C.—Once again, legislation was introduced in the Missouri Legislature that seeks to repeal the state’s vehicle safety inspection program. State Rep. J. Eggleston, assistant floor leader of the House, introduced House Bill (HB) 451. Eggleston introduced similar legislation last session...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—Beginning with the new year, a motorist cited for violating the current California exhaust noise law can receive an immediate fine. Previously, motorists received what is known as a “fix-it” ticket, which allowed for 30 days to correct the violation.        The issue California...
Kansas City, Kan.—How does the industry solve the problem of finding and growing its own technicians when the industry is competing directly with all technology companies, which usually have great benefits, low barriers of entry and better working conditions? MWACA is partnering with Advance...
Cloud-based shop management system “Shop4D” attending 2019 VISION Hi-Tech & Training Expo
Littleton, Colo.—The debut of Shop4D will be at the VISION Hi-Tech & Training Expo in Overland Park, Kan., March 1-2. The AI-driven Shop4D shop management system will have a real-world shop demonstration, as well as hands-on use with client service specialists displaying ease of use,...
SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2019) – More than 350 walkers, runners and four-legged friends took to the Sonoma Raceway road course on Saturday for the 8th annual John’s March Against Stomach Cancer, the West Coast’s only fundraising walk for No Stomach for Cancer. The unique fundraiser generated $23,...
ST. LOUIS (January 7, 2019) TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused onchampioning students to and through their technical education and into careersas professional transportation technicians, has named Ranken Technical Collegegraduate Andrew Fields as “Rookie of the Year” in their...
In the last days of his term, CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed two industry veterans to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced these appointments he commented: “It’s great to see our members step forward and...
The first Fort Carson graduates from Changing lanes Falcon Academy are (Left to right) Specialist Patrick Horn of Oakland, CA, Specialist Adrian Jimenez Cruz of Salinas, CA, Master Sergeant Robert Apfelbaum and Specialist McKinley Kerns, both of Colorado Springs.
OLORADO SPRINGS (January 2, 2019)  – Transitioning from a regimented military environment to the unpredictability of civilian life is one of the most stressful times for many soldiers. Four soldiers from Fort Carson graduated stress-free  from Caliber Collision’s Changing Lanes Falcon Academy,...
Taylor Pickering, marketing director at Pickering’s Auto Service and ASA Colorado board member, briefed attendees on the successful re-brand of the association’s new website.
Denver—ASA Colorado is expanding and growing its training program for 2019, built on the successes of the past year. “We’ve been offering opportunities to attend individual training events, many of which are owner/manager focused, but they can expand into more in-depth training,” said Brad Pellman...
Rob Wright, of the California BAR, discusses the new Electronic Estimates and Authorization regulations.
Sacramento, Calif.—In what Jack Molodanof, lobbyist for ASCCA, CAA, and CalABC, called “great news,” the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has adopted regulations allowing the use of modern technological means for work order authorizations for shops and customers to communicate and...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.