Filler for eNews
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved a bill (S 694) designed to protect children from injuries or deaths in non-traffic vehicle incidents. The measure directs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require new vehicles be equipped with a means of alerting the driver if a child is behind the vehicle when it is being backed-up. The specialty-equipment aftermarket has been at the forefront of offering cameras and sensors to address the issue. The legislation now moves to the Senate floor for consideration.
THE CAR: NASCAR made it official May 22, announcing its Car of Tomorrow (COT) will be come “the car” beginning next season. The CoT will be utilized in all Nextel Cup Series races next year. Originally, the sanctioning body had planned a gradual roll out for the CoT, which did not see it being used in every race until 2009.
The Modified Automotive Group, a division of PRIMEDIA Inc., promoted Peter Tarach to editor-in-chief, and Paul Murphy to associate publisher of Modified magazine. Tarach began his career with Modified magazine in 2004 as the technical editor, and was promoted to East Coast editor in 2006.
The latest news from SEMA councils and committees:
Manufacturers' Representatives Council (MRC)
Entries are still being accepted for the 2007 Tire Review Top Shop Award presented by Hennessy Industries, a new program that seeks to honor the "best of the best" independent tire dealers in the United States and Canada.
Filler for eNews
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:
SEMA-members companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities at www.sema.org/classifieds. Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enable the employee to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more. The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include: