Renew Your 2015 Membership Today
Renew your membership and commitment to AOCA today! By doing so, you and your company's employees will be able to take advantage of many AOCA membership benefits. Please be sure to renew in order to receive the member registration rate for iFLEX 2015. The first round of renewal invoices will be mailed out in November.
You may also renew your dues online at www.aoca.org. Once logged in, click on the membership information link on the top right-hand side of the homepage. You will then see the general membership overview with your current expiration date. When clicking on the �Securely renew your dues," you will have the option to renew by credit card or to download and print the invoice to pay by check.
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Government Affairs Committee Update
On October 21, 2014, Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) sent a scorching letter to the Federal Trade Commission demanding action on AOCA's pending complaints against automakers for violations of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. Click here for more information.
iFLEX 2015: Registration Open!
When hundreds of your peers are at the 2015 International Fast Lube Expo (iFLEX), where will you be?
Join them for three days packed with networking opportunities and more than 20 education sessions. Taking place March 9-11, 2015, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, this Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) event offers the latest and best products, education, and social interaction.
With easier accessibility to the trade show floor, enhanced focus on peer-to-peer learning and nearly double the number of unique sessions than in the past, iFLEX 2015 will live up to its theme: The Wonderful World of iFLEX!
When you register by February 2, you'll save $100 on your registration! Visit the AOCA Registration Page for more information on rates and discounts.
Thought of the Day
True or False?
OSHA has applied Lock Out/Tag Out requirements to automobiles mid-service.
All Fast Lubes qualify for the Service Station Dealer Exemption from Superfund liability.
False. To qualify, each operator must comply with all applicable used oil management standards and SPCC requirements for non-buried tanks, as well as accept DIYer used oil from the public.
If landfilling fluorescent lights is legal in certain states, then those operators can stop worrying about used bulbs at the dumpster.
False. An operator can be held liable for health and environmental damages from mercury exposure due to broken fluorescent lights, even in a dumpster.
Management Certification Course Recap
AOCA just held another successful Management Certification Course in Irving, TX on October 21-22! The course was heavily attended with over 30 owners and managers. AOCA would like to thank the course instructor, Kevin Davis of Fast Change Lube & Oil Inc. out of Lovely, KY for his continuous efforts to provide the best management training in the fast-lube industry.
We would also like to give a special thanks to our sponsors whose contributions help make these courses happen!
MileGuard Oil Price Reduction
MileGuard is offering an oil price reduction effective November 1, 2014! Anyone interested in more information on MileGuard Oil, please call John Bitely at 410-287-9322 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the discounted prices, click here.