National Independent Automobile Dealers Association

The main arm for the representation of used vehicle dealers is the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. The name of the organization was changed in 1955 from the National Used Car Dealers Association. Originally it had its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. It then moved to Detroit, MI. Then it moved …

IBT Employee Sues Company

Eddie Osoy alleged that he was illegally fired last week by International Bridge Transport, an offshoot of the Cosco Group which is Chinese owned. It is a port trucking company operating from the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port Complex. Mr. Osoy is married and is father to three children. He and …

Inadequate EIR for Southern California International Gateway Railway

The Contra Costa County Superior Court found today that the environmental impact report or EIR on the Southern California International Gateway railway or SCIG was inadequate and ordered the Port of Los Angeles to issue a new report. Issues were concerning air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, and traffic impacts. …

Driver Flees After Causing Crash, Injuring Passenger.

Big Three has Great Sales Gains in March

04/01/2016 US Auto Sales for the Big Three had its greatest gain in more than a decade in March. All three companies had gains. GM sales to consumers increased by six percent. These numbers indicate that the automotive market is still strong in spite of reports to the contrary. These …

Super Star in the Racing Sport

Roger Penske has spent 50 years in the racing sport. He is a team owner and giant in his field. Penske built the Auto Club speedway. It will host the Auto Club 400 this Sunday. Penske is hoping to have a winner between his two Cup drivers. The NASCAR Race …

Military Pay Allotment

Both the House and the Senate have reported back regarding the military pay allotment. The language used by the House in its report will be treated as an order to DOD. There is the possibility of changing the language to legislative language in the months to come. Members are to …

Platform Lift Systems

11/27/2002 Executive Summary The American Disabilities Act, signed into effect by the President on July 26, 1990, states that new or used public transportation vehicles be wheel chair accessible. The Act says that the Secretary of Transportation must promote regulations to that extent for public transportation system vehicles. The NHTSA …

National Independent Automobile Dealer’s Association Part III

07/31/2015 MAP-21 Re-authorization (DRIVE ACT) Rental Car Recalls The Senate recently had a unanimous vote on several amendments including that of S.1173. The House is considering similar legislation however it has not reached a consensus on the issue. H.R. 2198 Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2015 …

Recent Legislation Regulates Recalls

06/12/2015 Auto dealers recently made an effort to promote legislation that would have regulated how used recalled vehicles are sold. Used car dealers are allowed to sell vehicles which are under recall at present. One senator expressed a desire to hold a bill called the ‘Consumer Automotive Recall Safety Act’ …

How to Recognize a Recall

Recalls have been a serious issue in recent months. It may be helpful to know how to recognize a recall or a technical service bulletin. Toyota has recalled over 8 million cars in the U.S. since last fall. Honda stated that over 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks will …

Volkswagen Sued by the Justice Department

Volkswagen was sued by the Justice Department on Monday. Illegal software was found in almost 600,000 cars. This may mean the company will face billions in fines. The complaint was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency in U.S. District Court. It accuses the company of illegally installing software …

Four More Recalls for GM

05/20/2014 GM recalled another 2.42 million cars Tuesday. There were four recalls, none of which were related to the ignition switch issue. GM did not recall the affected vehicles until over ten years later. Investigations have been conducted and federal fines issued to address the reasons why this occurred. GM’s …

Make Inoperative Prohibition: Exemption

02/27/2001   The NHTSA is making provisions to modify motor vehicles to accommodate persons with disabilities. The exemption involves statues that prohibit removing safety features or altering safety features. The types of features that are covered are limited to several specific types.   The exemption was issued for the protection …

Volvo’s Future Products

12/04/2015 The 2017 Volvo S90 was revealed earlier this month. As far as power trains go, the S90 T5 2.0 liter turbocharged 1-4 will make approximately 250 hp. As for the S90 T6, the 2.0 liter 1-4 will make 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The T8 will make …