ASCCA What You Need To Know August 16 2016
ASCCA August Team Weekend Recap 
This weekend, ASCCA held its August Team Weekend and Chapter Leadership Strategic Summit at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Southern California.
Members were welcomed to the three-day event with a Friday evening networking reception at the Anaheim Marriott Platinum Patio, sponsored by AutoZone. Guests enjoyed complimentary refreshments, delicious chicken tacos with fire-roasted corn and salsa, and most importantly, the company of their fellow automotive industry colleagues from across California.
Senators Push FCC to Protect Safety Spectrum for Connected Vehicles
Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., sent a letter  to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Tom Wheeler, last week urging him and his fellow commissioners to preserve the 5.9 GHz portion of the communications spectrum for solely connected vehicle safety technologies.
Central to the debate is the battle between vehicle technology developers and telecommunications companies, both of which want access to an increasingly crowded spectrum. Currently, most forthcoming connected vehicle safety technologies are being developed through Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) along the 5.9 GHz portion of the spectrum. Vehicle technology developers say DSRC is the safest form of communication for vehicles because it offers high security, driver privacy protocols and low lag-time for safety messages from when they are generated by the vehicle to when the driver receives them. Telecomm companies, on the other hand, want access to that spectrum for things like emergency responder communications and the growing demand for more robust and faster cellular services.
While some of the commissioners are publicly calling for the spectrum to be shared between vehicle technology developers and other users, Chairman Wheeler has traditionally expressed a commitment to preserving the spectrum for vehicle safety technologies.
The senators' letter comes after a petition was filed with the commission from a group called Public Knowledge. The group wants the FCC to require certain cybersecurity and privacy protections be included in connected vehicle technologies before automakers and developers can release any products.
The FCC has not yet responded to either the petition or the letter, but the senators requested a response from Wheeler by Thursday, Aug. 25.
ASCCA recently announced its newest corporate sponsorship with Shop-Ware Inc., an innovative company that delivers cutting-edge shop management software. The shop management software promotes business wellness and maximizes productivity by casting traditional best practices in paperless, cloud-based applications. Founder Carolyn Coquillette, an ASCCA member and owner of Luscious Garage in San Francisco, is assisted by Chip Keen, former owner of Hansville Repair and founder/developer of Garage Operator.
Check out their shop management software that meets cutting-edge web technology by visiting As a member benefit, all ASCCA members would receive their PRO plan at the SMS price for the first 6 months, saving you $900! Don't let this special offer pass you by.
Newly Revised Disciplinary Guidelines 2016
Recently CalABC informed everyone that the new Disciplinary Guidelines had been approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs and BAR.
They have now been posted on the BAR's website.
We have attached a copy of the new guidelines for your future reference. A copy of the guidelines will also be posted on CalABC's website.
New Member Benefit - HotelStorm
ASCCA is excited to announce a new partnership with  HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to all members. When you use  HotelStorm, you'll find savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies.  HotelStorm offers thousands of hotels worldwide, 24/7 concierge, and the best hotel prices. This is the perfect opportunity to save money on your end-of summer vacations, Labor Day travels, and upcoming conferences or events.
Don't let this new member benefit go to waste, visit  and use password Auto1234 to get your discount!
ASCCA Member of the Month for August -  Stuart Terry
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Stuart Terry of Stuart Terry Auto Repair as the ASCCA Member of the Month for August 2016. Each month, an ASCCA member is recognized for going above and beyond to support ASCCA's Core Purpose:To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
CAWA Networks with the Auto Care Association in Launching New Online Job Service
CAWA - Representing the Automotive Parts Industry announces the launch of its interactive Industry Job Board in a network including the Auto Care Association.  With its focus on promoting the numerous career opportunities available in the auto care industry to college students and recent graduates, military veterans and technical schools, the industry job board offers the industry at large an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. 
Countertop Display Contest Update - SoCal Maintains a Lead
SoCal continued their lead over NorCal this week.  As of August 15th, the score is 85 from SoCal vs 78 from NorCal.
There are still bonus point opportunities for i ncluding last year's display and  featuring the ASCCA Code of Ethics in the photo.
Send more entries today to Ryan at
To the left we have an entry from MOTEC Auto Care in San Diego.
Summer 2016 issue of ASCCA's The California Independent
The Summer 2016 issue of ASCCA's quarterly magazine, The California Independent is out for your viewing pleasure! Feel free to share the link below with your colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in ASCCA.
CAWA: A Telematics Whitepaper Developed by the Aftermarket
Probably the most important issue in the automotive industry today, telematics, is something you need to understand. See the enclosed "white-paper" (here) which describes telematic systems and the possibilities with the data derived from this system. You should also know that CAWA and the Auto Care Association have developed a "white-board" video that explains telematics in its simplest form (and was financially sponsored by Vantage Marketing Global, Inc.)
Also, don't forget that ASCCA has created the ASCCA Telematics Guiding Principles flyer to share with members and customers.
New ASCCA Member Benefit - HR 360
HR 360 is free to any member who wishes to use it.  The program is offered via CoreMark, our ASCCA endorsed health benefits provider. 
In order to access this free benefit, ASCCA members need to contact Mat Nabity directly:
Mat Nabity
Click here to view the flyer with more information.
Each One Reach One: ASCCA 2016 Membership Drive with Contest and Raffle!
As a member of ASCCA, you understand the importance of strength in numbers. It's what helps ASCCA achieve its core purpose of elevating and uniting automotive professionals, and giving them voice .
Each year, thousands of new bills are introduced in Sacramento, many of which will impact small business owners. Thanks in large part to members like you, we've helped forge important relationships with state policymakers, regulators, and other industry professionals. Leveraging these relationships, ASCCA has been able to weigh in on important legislative discussions in Sacramento that would directly affect your business and your bottom line. But we still need your help!
Click here to read the complete Each One Reach One flyer.
Visit the ASCCA Member Resources page for more information including talking points on recent ASCCA achievements  which can be used as a leave-behind for new member recruitment.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact  Bill Lewis , the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
August 16th: Chapters 18, 24 and 14 Meetings
August 17th: Chapter 48 Meeting
August 23rd: Chapter 23 Meeting
August 25th: Chapter 26 Meeting
Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again in 2016 for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


ASCCA Member Resources
Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the ASCCA? Check out our Member Resources page to see many of benefits of being a member.
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In This Issue
August Team Weekend Recap
Senators Push FCC to Protect Safety Spectrum for Connected Vehicles
Newly Revised Disciplinary Guidelines
ASCCA Member of the Month
Online Job Service
ASCCA Countertop Display
The California Independent
Telematics Whitepaper
New ASCCA Member Benefit
Each One Reach One
Office Depot Discount


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