Equipment industry joins lawmakers in opposing FCC decision many say threatens GPS systems
Federal Communications Committee Chairman Ajit Pai pushed back against opposition to the agency’s surprise approval of an application from Ligado to deploy a low-power terrestrial network in L-band spectrum. National security officials and businesses that rely on Global Positioning Systems (GPS), including agriculture and construction, say it could interfere with broadband spectrums, threatening national security and disrupting operations.
Colorado “Right-to-Repair” bill dead for 2020 session
Colorado’s “Right-to-Repair” bill was withdrawn by sponsors during a May 27 hearing of the Business and Labor Affairs Committee at the Colorado Capital. With limited public participation due to COVID-19 restrictions, Rep. Brianna Titone and Rep. Jonathon Singer acknowledged opposition to HB 1195 “Consumer Digital Repair Bill of Rights,” including significant concerns from committee members.…
UPCOMING EDA WEBINAR SERIES: Dealer Financial Preparedness in the Wake of Covid-19
EDA hosts a three-part series on financial preparedness for equipment dealers. Look for registration details next week. The three-part series will cover a range of helpful topics. These webinars are FREE to FWEDA members.
U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Interest free “loan”: deferral of employment tax deposits
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the global economy. Many dealerships in the United States have been forced to halt operations in some capacity by their state and local governments.