NEWS & EVENTS
ARA President Encourages Automotive Recyclers to Attend ARA Convention & Expo
As the dates for ARA Convention & Expo fast approach, President Bill Tolpa sits down to encourage all automotive recyclers to consider attending this year's event in Austin, Texas. From the 40 percent increase in educational sessions to the addition of a golf tournament, the ARA Convention & Expo is an event you don't want to miss. Click on video below to hear ARA Presidential address.
The Automotive Recyclers Association Adds Key Industry Professionals to the Organization
Impressive Team Brings Over 100 Years Combined Experience to Address Industry Challenges. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), representing an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of “green” automotive parts, announces the selection of Elizabeth Vermette to the position of Director of Government Affairs, as well as the addition of Ginny Whelan, Betsy Beckwith and D.J. Harrington as three senior consultants to the organization. “Each of these dynamic individuals has extensive experience that brings exceptional support to ARA’s advancement of the professional automotive recycling industry,” said Michael E, Wilson, CEO of the Automotive Recyclers Association. Read more...
Sign On to 1099 Repeal Letter - We Need Your Voice!
Beginning in 2012, the new healthcare law requires businesses to send Form 1099s for every business-to-business transaction of $600 or more for both property and services—creating a tremendous new paperwork compliance burden for small business. As members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, ARA has signed onto several 1099 repeal letters. The Chamber of Commerce is sending another repeal letter to congress at the end o the month. They have opened the letter to all businesses in the U.S. - even non-members. Let your voice be near and sign on to the letter simply by clicking here.
ARA Member Renew Online Today!
For the first time, ARA members are able to renew their annual membership online. The process is quick, user-friendly and availabe when you are! Try ARA's online dues renewal prices today. Log-in to the members-only section.
ARA Reaffirms Call for Lawmaker Review
Cash Intensive Nature of Motor Vehicle Sales Make Them Vulnerable to Criminal Activities
Regrettably, as a result of current regulatory gaps, criminals are using the current salvage pool auctions landscape to pursue their criminal activities Read More...
ARA Urges Congress to Pass Right to Repair Legislation
New rules are now in effect in the European Union requiring automobile parts manufacturers to share more technical data about their vehicles with independant repair shops and spare parts vendors. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is calling upon Congress Read More...
Unregulated Internet Automobile Sales are a Ticking Time Bomb
Automotive Recyclers Association Pushes Lawmakers to Close Loopholes and to Review Outdated Vehicle Regulations
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is calling upon state lawmakers to review and update gaps in laws that allow: (1) vehicles to be sold and transferred without the proper paperwork; (2) allow total loss vehicles, vehicles damaged so severely that the cost of repairs and the salvage value combined exceed the current value of the vehicle Read More...
Automotive Recyclers Education Foundation and I-CAR Sign MOU Agreement for Information Exchange
The Automotive Recyclers Association Educational Foundation, developer of educational programs and skills training for the members of the ARA and the automotive recycling industry, has announced its collaboration with I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Read More...
NHTSA Approves 90-Day Crushing Extension Vehicles
ARA SUCCESSFUL TO SECURE ADDITIONAL CASH FOR CLUNKERS PROCESSING TIME FOR AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLERS
"NHTSA Approves 90 Day Crushing Extension — a Win-Win for Consumers"
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its final ruling which allows automotive recyclers an additional 90 days, for a total of 270 days, to crush or shred vehicles traded in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program Read More...
AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT PROGRAM WITH WELLS FARGO INSURANCE SERVICES
"Delivering best value benefits to Member Companies"
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced a new benefit program with Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Creating affordable, customized insurance solutions for the automotive recycling , dismantling and salvage industry, Wells Fargo Insurance Services will offer a wide range of insurance options through multiple, top tier carriers. Read More...
NCOIL APPROVES MODEL AIRBAG FRAUD LEGISLATION
Recognizes OEM non-deployed airbag modules harvested from salvage vehicles are in the marketplace
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) applauds the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Property-Casualty Insurance Committee for Read More...
ARA TESTIFIES ON THE NEED OF AMERICANS TO HAVE PROPER FUNCTIONING AIRBAGS IN THEIR VEHICLES
ARA addressed members of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Read more...