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AAIA and BB&T Capital Markets have teamed up to provide a unique report available through AAIA. This report, AAIA/BB&T Weekly Automotive Aftermarket Intelligence Update, is published every week in AAIA SmartBrief and provides a comprehensive and timely report including trends about the aftermarket and the relative performance of companies serving the industry, including manufacturers/suppliers; distributors; retailers; service and repair; and collision. The report provides visual graphics on such topics as current 12-month automotive aftermarket stock performance, recent quarter sales growth, miles driven and price per gallon of gasoline, and commentary regarding “What We Are Hearing from the Road”.
AAIA Members: Learn more about news affecting the automotive aftermarket industry in this week’s Capital Report:
- This Week in Congress
- Massachusetts House Approves Right to Repair Reconciliation Measure
- EPA Determines New Vehicle Refrigerant Can be Sold for Consumer Use
- California Issues Proposed Emissions Levels for MY2014 and Beyond Commercial Vehicles
- House Subcommittee Talks Merits of Senate Toxic Substance Reform Bill
- Senators Introduce Bill to Fund Infrastructure Improvements
- OSHA Announces Public Meeting on Proposed Workplace Safety Reporting Requirements
- OSHA Offering Two New Online Resources on Hazardous Chemicals
- Federal Trucking Agency Eases Short-Haul HOS Requirement
- Congressional Panel Issues Recommendations on Freight Policy and Funding
- New Blog Post: AAPEX Seminars Offer Timely Regulatory Assistance to Attendees
- AAIA Members: Please Complete our Legislator Relationship Survey
- Aftermarket State Legislation
AAIA has released the 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report, an online 67-page descriptive analysis of data compiled from primary AAIA research, federal government and independent research data sources. The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry, including the paint, body and equipment aftermarket, with a brief analysis of the Canadian collision industry. It also includes analyses of factors influencing the collision industry, automotive collision insurance coverage and the Direct Repair Program. According to this year’s report, collision repair-related sales by aftermarket repair shops grew 2.3% in 2012 to $39.7 billion. This growth was driven by several factors such as increased number of registered vehicles, increased road congestion causing a higher frequency of accidents per year and the increased collision repair cost per vehicle. Copies of the new 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report are now available — the cost is $125 for AAIA members and $250 for non-members. To order, go online and go to “Market Intelligence,” or call AAIA market intelligence at (301) 654-6664.
AAIA is hosting its fourth complimentary, 30-minute, members-only webinar on Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. EST on employer and individual mandates, as well as the financial impact of penalties and fees. The webinar will be presented by Anita Baker, managing principal, employee benefit plans, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. This is the fourth in a series of five webinars being hosted by AAIA this fall on different aspects of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to this series of webinars, AAIA members have access to more exclusive information on health care reform, and can register for a discounted health insurance and penalty report specific to their companies via the AAIA website. Registration for the Nov. 20 webinar is now available online. For more information, contact the AAIA education department at (301) 654-6664.
Back from a successful AAPEX, Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO, discusses record-breaking numbers at AAPEX in her latest blog post. Be sure to subscribe to stay On the Road with Kathleen.
New AAIA government affairs blog post: Major Business Groups Talk Need for Less Politics, More Transportation Funding
The AAIA government affairs team publishes a weekly blog to provide thoughts on what is happening in Washington, D.C., and in the states that could impact the aftermarket. This week, Sheila Andrews, manager, government affairs, discusses the recent developments from Capitol Hill concerning federal funding for transportation. Business and transportation groups are calling for a bipartisan deal on infrastructure spending, while those in Congress in favor of such a deal recognize the political realities within which any agreement would have to be crafted. View the complete post.
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