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Automotive Recyclers Association Heading West; Will Offer 5 Tracks of Education and Training Sessions During 70th Annual Convention and Exposition

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) will be meeting in Phoenix, Arizona next week for its 70th Annual Convention and Expo. For the first time, the program of educational and training sessions will be focused in five core areas critical to professional automotive recyclers: executive leadership, parts management and sales, market outreach, safety and environmental compliance, […]

New Record Age of Motor Vehicles on U.S. Roads Fueling Consumer Demand for Quality, Recycled OEM Parts

MANASSAS, VA –   Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is responding to new data demonstrating that the average age of light vehicles in the United States has reached an all-time high of 11.4 years, presenting significant opportunities for the increased utilization of recycled, genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive parts. The data comes from the […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Commends New York Law Addressing Counterfeit Airbags

MANASSAS, VA – Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is applauding the efforts of state legislators in New York to address the increasing prevalence of counterfeit airbags in the automotive parts marketplace as Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Counterfeit Airbag Prevention Act into law. The legislation (S. 5037-B/A.6378-B) was sponsored by the Chairman of the […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Commends New Connecticut Law Addressing Counterfeit Airbags

Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is recognizing the efforts of Connecticut state legislators and Governor Daniel Malloy to address the increasing prevalence of counterfeit airbags in the automotive parts marketplace.  On July 12, Governor Malloy signed legislation into law making it a crime to manufacture, import, install, reinstall or sell a counterfeit or nonfunctional […]

ARA Applauds Automotive Recyclers of Canada’s Adoption of Gold Seal Certified Auto Recycler Program

Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announces that the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has become the first international association to adopt the Gold Seal Program. As part of their decision, ARC also elected to have all of its automotive recycling members adhere to the Gold Seal standards. All ARC Members are already audited to […]

2013 Hill Day

Dear ARA Member: Please make plans to join your colleagues at this year’s ARA Mid-Year Board Conference, Hill Day and Legislative Summit three-day meeting from March 13 – 15, 2013 at the same great convenient location as last year – the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  Attached for your scheduling information is a copy […]

Automotive Recyclers Commend Ohio Legislators’ Decision to Adjourn Without Casting a Vote on SB 273

MANASSAS, Va., December 12, 2012 — The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the Ohio Auto and Truck Recyclers Association (OATRA) are commending leaders in the Ohio House of Representatives today, as the 2012 legislative session adjourns and lawmakers leave Columbus without taking further action on Senate Bill 273. The organizations have been engaged in an […]

ARA Product Services and Alteso Group Enter into an Agreement to Provide Solution to Product Inventory Needs

Manassas, VA – Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) officially announced that its subsidiary, ARA Product Services LLC has reached an agreement with Alteso Group of Companies (Langhorne, PA) to provide ARA members and ARA affiliated state organization members a robust online auction platform for the efficient procurement of motor vehicles. ARA has seized this […]

National News Archive : November 2012

National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program Extended to 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) to reduce mercury air emissions on November 15, 2018 – America Recycles Day. The MOU was previously signed by ARA as well as the Steel Manufacturers Association, the American Iron […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Gears Up to Celebrate 75 Years

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is making final preparations for its 75th Annual Convention and Exposition, taking place October 31-November 3, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. The Association will be welcoming members from around the world to celebrate 75 years as the voice of the professional automotive recycling industry. “We are excited to use this 75th […]

ARA Responds to General Motors Ban on Recycled Bumpers

ARA issued a press release on June 15 calling a recent position statement by General Motors (GM), in which the automobile manufacturer bans the use of aftermarket, reconditioned, or salvage Bumpers/Fascias on vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a disserve to consumers. GM references the company’s commitment to safety and says that such […]

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Warns Automaker about Statements that Consumers Must Use Specified Parts or Service Providers to Keep Their Warranties

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff sent warning letters to six major companies including Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States. The letters warn that FTC staff has concerns about the companies’ statements that consumers must use specified parts or service providers […]

Professional Automotive Recyclers Meet in Washington for Annual Hill Day and State Legislative Summit

Professional automotive recyclers and industry supporters from around the country joined together in Washington, D.C. on April 9 and 10 to hold one of the most informative and productive annual Hill Days in recent years. Recyclers from nearly two dozen states participated in over 60 Congressional appointments to ask their Members of Congress for assistance […]

ARA Comments to Department of Labor on Association Health Plans (AHPs)

ARA submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration and Department of Labor on March 5, 2018 regarding a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Association Health Plans (AHPs). For many years ARA has supported allowing associations to provide health insurance to members through AHPs because member organization, such as ARA, are uniquely suited to aggregate […]

ARA Applauds Congressman Advancing the Need for NHTSA to Convene Automakers and Recylers Recall Summit

During a February 14, 2018 House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee oversight hearing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) raised the need for NHTSA’s leadership to convene a high-level recall summit between automakers and professional automotive recyclers. After inquiring about the status of his FAST Act recall provision signed into […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Statement on Recent Media Coverage of Defective Takata Airbags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents over 4,500 professional automotive recyclers across the United States and in 17 countries internationally. The professional automotive recycling industry shares a common goal of safely and efficiently processing inoperable motor vehicles in an environmentally responsible manner. Over the past several weeks, local newscasts across the country have aired reports […]

ARA Statement Regarding April 19, 2017 Associated Press Story on Defective Takata Airbags

It is important for consumers to procure used vehicles and parts from reputable businesses licensed in their state. Professional automotive recyclers are aware of the dangers of defective Takata airbags and the federal requirement regarding automakers’ non-remedied recalled automotive parts. Many of these professional automotive recycling facilities are participating in Honda’s Takata buy-back program or […]

ARA Technical Advisory Committee Paper Presented at Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress

Andy Latham, chair of the ARA Technical Advisory Committee, recently presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress on ‘The Safe Handling of High Voltage Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Components within the Global Vehicle Recycling Industry.” The presentation was based on a paper written by the Technical Advisory Committee. Sales of electric and […]