A Peabody, Mass., convenience store and its owner have been fined more than
$43,000 for alleged violations of the state’s wage and hour laws, Massachusetts
Attorney General Maura Healey said.
Four Vermont fuel wholesalers accused of price fixing in a class action have
asked a Vermont court to dismiss the suit.
The case filed in June in Vermont Superior Court claims that four companies —
R. L. Vallee Inc., S.B. Collins Inc., Wesco Inc. and Champlain Oil Co. Inc. —
entered into “long-lasting and concealed” agreements to fix the price of retail
gasoline in northwestern Vermont.
Some stations opt out of gas business in face of tank upgrades
Matthew LeLacheur, co-executive director of the trade group New England Service Station and Automotive Repair Association, said station owners have known the change was coming for quite some time. Stations that made the required upgrades a year or two ago likely paid less than companies that waited until this summer, in part because there aren’t enough contractors to meet demand.
Fall Car Care Month planning begins
A quick visit to www.carcare.org can help you get started with plans for Fall Car Care Month vehicle check events.
“Hosting a community car care event is a ‘no-pressure’ way to interact with current customers, attract new ones and demonstrate how an investment in auto care will keep their vehicles running better and longer,” says Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The Car Care Council has the tools to help local businesses take advantage of this valuable opportunity. All it takes is a quick trip to carcare.org to learn more.”
Tools for the 21st Century
Five things you don’t know about NASTF & the VSP Registry – but should.
Thirteen years ago, a group of individuals and organizations came together to create the next step in automotive service technology. It was built on the idea that technology itself presents a solution to one of the most challenging tasks faced by those in the business of automotive service and repair – accessing the exploding amount of information necessary to diagnose and repair some of the most complex products ever devised by man.
PMAA Pushes Marketers to Oppose DOL Overtime Proposal
The official deadline to submit written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor
(DOL) regarding its controversial proposal to change overtime payment
requirements is Sept. 4.
With that deadline looming, PMAA today sent its state member associations a
template for a comment letter opposing the proposal, in hopes that the member
associations will distribute it to marketers — who would alter it as they see
fit, put their names on it and submit it electronically to the DOL before the
Passing the Torch
As aluminum gains on steel in auto-body structure, these 10 tips will transform you into a shop superhero for the brave new world of welding.
No spoiler alert here: Aluminum is the auto industry’s new super metal.
Its strength is exceptional for a lightweight metal, and its flexibility in usage for vehicle bodies, structural components, decoration and styling mean that it will work with just about any application in which designers are seeking ways to lighten vehicle systems to improve fuel economy.
When New Hires Go South
What you need to say and do to minimize the impact on your business.
We all appreciate the hopeful feeling a new staff member brings to the organization. A burst of optimistic energy floats around the shop as all the people and parts of the business settle in around the new addition.
PMAA: Cost to Retrofit Tank Systems for E15 ‘Enormous’
The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) said the cost to retrofit
underground storage tank systems to handle E15 would be “enormous” — averaging
between $375,000 and $425,000 per gas station. To replace the piping alone, a
gas station operator would spend a minimum of $150,000, the association said.
Menu-Labeling Compliance Date Is Push
Pressured by members of the U.S. Senate, the FDA has delayed the compliance date
for the menu-labeling rule by one year, setting the new date at Dec. 1, 2016.
The agency announced the delay yesterday.