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ARA Challenges General Motors to Live Up to ‘New Industry Standard for Safety’ by Providing Important Automotive Parts Data

Leaders of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) are urging General Motors (GM) to live up to its “New Industry Standard for Safety” by providing professional automotive recyclers with access to crucial original equipment manufacturers (OEM) parts data. This week General Motors CEO Mary Barra is set to testify on Capitol Hill for a second time […]

Catch the New Episode of Automotive Recycling TV!

Automotive Recycling TV has a whole new look and just released the first new episode of 2014 — highlights from the 70th Annual Convention & Expo! The 2013 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona was one of the most successful in association history. In this brand new episode, watch great moments from the event including a warm […]

ARA Welcomes Professional Automotive Recyclers from Around the World to the International Roundtable

Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) welcomed delegates and professional automotive recyclers to the 7th Annual International Roundtable on Automotive Recycling, November 10-12, 2013, in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. The International Roundtable (IRT) is the global forum to discuss auto recycling, and issues such as global salvage acquisition, backyard competition, government interaction, OEM data, industry consolidation, and parts […]

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 […]

National News Archive : February 2013

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 […]

ARA Presents at 2017 International Automobile Recycling Congress

ARA CEO Michael Wilson presented today at the International Automotive Recycling Congress (IARC) in Berlin, Germany. Leading representatives of the international automobile recycling industry came together in Berlin for the annual international event. From March 22 to 24, approximately 200 attendees and 20 exhibitors from 22 different countries assembled in the German capital to participate […]

R.D. Hopper Becomes President of Automotive Recyclers Association

Professional Automotive Recycler R.D. Hopper, owner of Sonny’s Auto Salvage, Jacksonville, Arkansas, was welcomed as the new president of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) tonight at the organization’s 73rd Annual Convention and Exposition in Baltimore, MD. Prior to his installment, Hopper had served as Secretary, Second Vice President and First Vice President of ARA and […]

Chad Counselman Selected for Secretary for Automotive Recyclers Association

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today announced that the Nominating Committee has selected Chad Counselman, owner of Counselman Automotive Recycling of Mobile, AL, as nominee for secretary for 2016-2017. Counselman brings years of experience in the industry to the Association’s Executive Committee and his stewardship of six locations in multiple states – both dismantling and […]