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To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals, and Give Them Voice 

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CARB Proposes Changes to Heavy-duty OBD Regulations (EMD Regulations)   


The current heavy-duty OBD regulations (referred to as the Engine Manufacturer Diagnostic system EMD) require manufacturers of heavy-duty engines and vehicles to implement diagnostic systems on all 2007 and subsequent model year on-road heavy duty gasoline and diesel engines. However, the EMD regulations were much less comprehensive than the OBD II regulations, requiring the monitoring of only a few major emission control technologies and containing no standardized requirements. In 2005, CARB adopted regulations which established comprehensive requirements for heavy-duty OBD for 2010 and subsequent model year heavy-duty engines and vehicles.


CARB has met with vehicle manufacturers to review the progress of these regulations and have identified the need for revisions. CARB believes that modifications are warranted and are proposing these latest regulations.


The CARB links below provide additional information on the proposed regulations.






CARB Proposes Changes to EMD Regulations
ASCCA Seeks Candidates for the...2013-2014 Board of Directors
Air Resources Board launches "Gear Up for Clean Truck Month"
ASCCA Launces New Consumer Targeted Slogan
ASCCA Launches New Websitea Breach Risks
ASCCA One Member Can Campaign - Update
ASCCA's Diamond Sponsors

 Click here for a complete list of ASCCA corporate sponsors and member benefits. 


Calendar of Events

Team Weekend   

September 29-30, 2012
Embassy Suites, Sacramento 
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: Sept 7


Team Weekend 
December 8-9, 2012
Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: Nov 16 


ASCCA Seeks Candidates for the
2013-2014 Board of Directors

ASCCA is seeking nominations from members who have an interest in running for a position on the ASCCA Board of Directors.  The election will take place at the next Team Weekend, September 29-30, 2012, Embassy Suites, Sacramento, CA.  


Applications/Profiles must be received in the ASCCA Headquarters Office, One Capitol Mall, Suite 320 by no later than Monday, September 10, 2012.  Feel free to contact Executive Director, Jackie Miller with questions at 800-810-4272 x108 or by e-mail at jmiller@amgroup.us.  



Air Resources Board Launches "Gear Up for Clean Truck Month" in August  


August is California Gear Up for Clean Truck Month, with the Air Resources Board launching a multi-agency campaign to make sure that trucks traversing the state's highways are in compliance with state air pollution laws.


"Our goal this month is to do everything in our power to make sure truckers know the rules and that they understand how to comply," said ARB Executive Officer James Goldstene. "All our diesel regulations were adopted with one thing in mind - protecting public health. Focusing on enforcement gives us the chance not only to educate drivers on why the regulations are important but also to ensure that truck owners investing in cleaner equipment are on a level playing field with those who are not playing by the rules."


State measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.


Working in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol and other allied agencies, ARB will deploy inspectors throughout the state, focusing on trade hubs, weigh stations, ports, railyards and major points of entry into the state.


The campaign is also geared to provide advice and educational materials including information and fact sheets on how to follow regulations, maintain equipment properly, and grants and funding that may be available now and in the future to help purchase clean trucks and related equipment.



The Sign You Can Trust!        


ASCCA has launched the new Public Relations slogan with the purpose of ensuring that the ASCCA sign is synonymous with quality automotive shops. The slogan, The Sign You Can Trust! is directed at your potential and existing customers.


This exciting new campaign was kicked off at the Summer Conference with the introduction of the new adjunct signs, The Sign You Can Trust!  This new sign can be ordered to hand under your existing ASCCA shop sign.


The new adjunct sign is the first step to create public awareness that will translate into consumers looking for shops displaying the ASCCA sign. The goal of our campaign is to increase your business with new customers and help you retain existing clients. Participate in this new campaign and help strengthen the public's awareness that ASCCA shops are the shops they can trust to meet their automotive needs!  


How to use the new slogan:

  • Place on existing letterhead, business cards, brochures and forms.
  • On your website and social media pages.
  • In your printed and electronic newsletters.
  • With your local advertising.
  • Place on Press Releases when producing information for public distribution.
  • Place the adjunct sign with the slogan beneath your ASCCA sign at your shop.
  • Incorporate on promotional material produced for your shop, such as calendars, mugs, magnets, pens, etc.

For more information on getting the ASCCA logo with the new slogan and for purchasing an adjunct sign, contact ASCCA staff at (800) 810-4272 or email Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us.  



ASCCA Launches New Website  


ASCCA's newly designed website launched last week.  The site was completely redesigned by ASCCA Corporate Sponsor and Endorsed Vendor Zenergy Works


The new www.ascca.com site features a streamlined look and updated navigation.  It also features enhancements to the valuable member benefit "Find a Shop" via an improved mapping search result.  


We hope you enjoy the new website and welcome your feedback by using the comment feature on the About ASCCA page of the new website.   



ASCCA  One Member Can! Update        


The One Member Can! campaign has pushed off with great momentum and we've seen just how much one member CAN make a difference!


Since the launch of the One Member Can! campaign in February, ASCCA has seen individual members throughout the state rise to the occasion to reach out and make a difference in their Chapter and for ASCCA!


Rory Balmer has already earned his first iPad and is well on his way towards earning more prizes.  Rory (pictured below) was awarded his iPad a
tthe ASCCA Summer Conference, June 23-24 at the Hilton Irvine Orange County.  


Rory Balmer (Chapter 14), Mary Kemnitz (Membership Committee Chair), Heather Vigil (Membership Director) 


You Can Make a Difference & Be Rewarded Too!


Remember when you recruit a new member to send in your coupon on the bottom of the One Member Can! Membership Drive or send an email with your name and the name of the member(s) you have recruited.


The One Member Can! informative, 2-page flyer is designed to be printed double-sided on 8 " x 11" sheets of paper, while the one page poster is designed to be a tabletop piece, printed on glossy 8" x 10" stock paper - to be place next to the 2-page flyers. There is also a 16" x 20" poster available. If you would like to display a poster of that size, please contact us directly and the template will be forwarded separately.


Please take a moment to read through the marketing material thoroughly. The more you know about our One Member Can! campaign - the better you'll be at using it to engage and enlist new members! The material also contains instructions on how to report your new member sign-ups, and how you can win a new iPad.


If you need any additional information or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Heather Vigil at (800) 810-4272 or hvigil@amgroup.us.



Click here for the One Member Can flyer.

Click here for the One Member Can Poster



Special Thank You to ASCCA's Diamond Sponsors!

One Capitol Mall, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 810-4272