U.S. House Hearing: Equipment Dealers, ‘Right to Repair’ Advocates Spar Over Facts

U.S. House Hearing: Equipment Dealers, ‘Right to Repair’ Advocates Spar Over Facts

Gay Gordon-Byrne, executive director of The Repair Association, and Ken Taylor, president of Ohio Machinery Co., sparred at an Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development subcommittee hearing over whether Congress should limit what restrictions companies are allowed to place on ...

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FTC Safeguards Rule on Financing Could Apply to Equipment Dealers

FTC Safeguards Rule on Financing Could Apply to Equipment Dealers

Safeguarding consumer financial information provided during a transaction is a critical compliance requirement for dealerships. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new Safeguards Rule for the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) containing a series of extensive and complicated new cybersecurity requirements ...

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John Deere Offers Self-Repair Resources Direct to End Users  

John Deere Offers Self-Repair Resources Direct to End Users  

Under pressure of class-action lawsuits recently filed in five states, John Deere announced this week it would expand access to self-repair resources for customers and independent repair shops to purchase directly from John Deere through JohnDeereStore.com. The move appeases “right-to-repair” advocates ...

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AEM Launches Resource Page for $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

AEM Launches Resource Page for $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

As the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is implemented, state and local governments, workers, and industry leaders will rely on the Biden Administration for guidance involving the programs and funding in the historically large act. To aid the industry, ...

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EDA Board Votes With Three Regional Association Boards to Merge, Five Regional Associations Oppose

EDA Board Votes With Three Regional Association Boards to Merge, Five Regional Associations Oppose

The joint boards of the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), the Midwest-South Eastern Equipment Dealers Association (MSEDA), the United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA) and the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) voted to move forward with a proposal to merge the four ...

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R2R Panel: Industry Supports End Users in Maintaining, Repairing their Equipment

R2R Panel: Industry Supports End Users in Maintaining, Repairing their Equipment

FWEDA hosts a session with manufacturers and dealers, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Monterey, for an overview of the diagnostic and repair tools available to end users, along with a panel discussion on best practices for working with ...

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OSHA Mandates Vaccination, Testing for Employers with 100 or More Employees

OSHA Mandates Vaccination, Testing for Employers with 100 or More Employees

November 4, 2021 — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially filed its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Covid-19 Vaccination and Testing in the Office of the Federal Register. Though the scheduled publication date was November 5, 2021, ...

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