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ITRG Employee Benefits Update - August 2023

August 14, 2023

ITRG is thrilled to share some exciting news regarding their Member Exclusive and Proprietary Employee Health Benefits program.

As of August 1st, a significant change has been implemented to make your employee benefits even more accessible and advantageous.  Members are no longer required to move their payroll or workers compensation coverage to be eligible for our health offerings. 

Nearly 800 trucks put out of service for brake issues

June 1st, 2023

Nearly 800 trucks were placed out of service during an unannounced inspection initiative targeting brakes in April.

On April 19, 6,829 commercial motor vehicles were inspected throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Day. Inspectors found brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on 11.3% of the vehicles inspected, indicating those vehicles were unfit and unsafe for roadways. As a result, inspectors restricted those 773 commercial motor vehicles from travel until the violations were corrected.

Federal Labor Law Poster Change

May 23rd, 2023

An updated FLSA posting has been released by the US Department of Labor (DOL). On Dec. 29, 2022, the Provide Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) Act was passed into law. The updated posting contains changes required by the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act. 

It is likely that more changes are on the way. The EEOC is expected to once again update its "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal" poster with new information about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in June.

Additionally, the DOL has updated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster. These changes are minor and therefore they are not mandatory. In fact, the agency notes that both the 2013 and 2016 versions of the poster remain compliant. 

SOLD! panel encourages shop owners to hire more women technicians

January 17th 2023

Cindy Bartow, director of industry relations at WyoTech, moderated the Industry Rockstars on Technicians and Service panel Tuesday at SOLD! during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2023 in Grapevine, Texas. She and her panelists, Jen Nedrow, branch manager at Betts Truck Parts & Service, and Bonnie Greenwood, senior technician, FedEx Freight, set out to change the number of hands in the air.

MEMA's Wilson: This might be the year for right to repair

January 8th, 2023

Ann Wilson is as optimistic as she's ever been about getting a federal right to repair act through Congress. 

"There's a real window of opportunity," Wilson, MEMA's senior vice president of public affairs, told the audience at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2023 on Wednesday in Grapevine, Texas. "But we need each and every one of you and each and every business in this ballroom to be engaged." 

Recall report: Brake modulator corrosion leads to recall of 218,000 DTNA vehicles

Dec. 8, 2022

Safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Get the details on this safety recall and others issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on November 7.

2023 LABOR LAW POSTER CHANGES

Dec. 7, 2022

It's been a busy season for lawmakers and with that comes many changes to labor law posting requirements. It is essential for businesses to stay up to date on those changes. It can be challenging to continuously monitor the various government agencies that regulate labor laws. On top of the federal requirements, each state has its own mandated posters. Additionally, many businesses have locations in more than one state which creates additional challenges to keeping up with the latest laws and the implications of those laws.

RECALL REPORT: FOUR RECALLS LEAD TO 16,000 CALLBACKS FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

Oct 11, 2022

The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Click below for more info.

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