Analysis: AutoZone Looking to Combat Amazon

Although traditional auto parts stores took a hit when Amazon decided to sell auto parts online, sentiments on brick-and-mortar auto retailers are now up amongst investors. And AutoZone’s earnings show that brick-and-mortar companies are still looking to combat the e-commerce threat, reports Barron's.

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Major Revisions Applied to Automotive Repair Act in Calif.

The California Automotive Business Coalition, along with other industry leader groups, was successful this year in obtaining major revisions to the Automotive Repair Act. AB 3141 will now include a requirement that oil change businesses become registered with the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
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EPA, DOT to Host Public Hearings on SAFE Vehicles Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold three public listening sessions on the proposed rulemaking for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (SAFE Vehicles Rule).

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