The U.S. Senate approved sweeping energy legislation last June that includes a provision to dramatically increase the CAFE standards for both cars and light trucks. It would require a combined CAFE average of 35 mpg by 2020, a 40% increase from today’s standards. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of an energy bill last August, but House lawmakers put off a decision on how high to boost CAFE standards for automobiles.
A federal appeals court in California rejected fuel-economy standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for model year 2008–2011 light trucks, vans and SUVs. The court ruled that the NHTSA had made several errors in the rulemaking, such as a failure to adequately weigh the economic benefits of reduced carbon-dioxide emissions if the agency had issued stricter corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards and a failure to limit the total number of large vehicles that could be produced under the standards. The lawsuit was brought by four envir
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The next SEMA webinar provides members with the knowledge needed to enhance customer relationships at many levels within the automotive specialty-equipment industry.
Title: "CRM for the Aftermarket: It's All About the Customer"
Presenter: Chris Horn, COO - Bullfrog Solutions Inc.
Date: Thursday, November 29, 10:00 a.m. (PST)
Manufacturers’ representatives are encouraged to contact Jan Desma at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Manufacturers Seeking Rep List, which is available at no cost. Compiled using information collected from manufacturers prior to the 2007 SEMA Show, the listing contains details on manufacturers currently seeking the services of manufacturers’ representatives along with the lines available and company contact information.
SEMA is looking for four vehicles from the winning categories of “The Most Accessory-Friendly Vehicles” awarded at the 2007 SEMA Show. The four vehicles are:
Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative (CPMR)
Registration for the SEMA Spring Expo and SEMA OFFROAD, February 8–9, 2008, in Indianapolis, is in full swing and available for attendees online by visiting www.semaspringexpo.com. The spring events deliver the acclaimed SEMA Show experience to the Indianapolis area and surrounding regions. With a special emphasis on trucks and SUVs, exhibitors will display a variety of products and services covering accessories, restyling, wheels and tires, and mobile electronics.