Bill Moss, AAM (left), owner of EuroService Automotive, Warrenton, Va., meets with Rep. Robert Hurt (Va.-5) during the ASA "fly-in" May 29 in Washington, D.C.
Photo credit: Photo credit: Howard Pitkow
Vernon and Barb Menke of Menke's Automotive Repair, Newburgh, Ind., were among several ASA leaders who participated in ASA's Washington, D.C. "fly-in" May 29. Pictured left to right: Barb Menke, Rep. Larry Bucshon (Ind.-8), and Vernon Menke.
Automotive Service Association (ASA) mechanical division leaders traveled to Capitol Hill last week to meet with key members of Congress and their staff to discuss the importance of periodic motor vehicle inspections (PMVI). ASA’s members recounted personal stories from their home states, emphasizing the value and necessity of periodic safety inspections. ASA encouraged Congress to work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in an effort to promote state PMVI programs.
The group also spoke briefly about telematics, requesting that Congress hold off on legislation for new vehicle technologies until the repair industry determines its legislative needs, if any. ASA leaders enjoyed a largely positive response and are looking forward to continuing to work with Congress to promote automotive safety.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. Please join ASA July 30-Aug. 2 in Detroit for this year’s International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) and Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS). For more information visit www.NACEexpo.com and www.CARSevent.com.