As the Right to Repair debate continues nationwide, the Auto Care Association has been fighting for the right to repair vehicles of all classes, including heavy duty trucks.
In an effort to support the association’s position, the Auto Care Association is calling for trucking industry stakeholders to ask members of Congress to enact Right to Repair legislation that includes the commercial vehicle repair industry.
“Right to Repair is the most pressing issue facing our industry and it is time that we take a stand,” Auto Care officials said in an email to Heavy Duty Trucking.
Why is Right to Repair legislation critical for the trucking industry? The Auto Care Association believes:
- The flow of goods relies on trucks repaired and maintained by trucking companies, independent commercial motor vehicle repair shops, and independent truck technicians.
- Technicians need access to truck data to perform regular safety inspections, repairs and maintenance.
- Delays in repair or maintenance due to manufacturer repair restrictions will slow down commerce.
- Aftermarket parts and service keep truck repair affordable, which is critical for long haul operations.
As part of its campaign to call on Congress, the association has developed a form that automatically generates a letter to the lawmaker of a person’s district telling the legislator to support the right to repair for commercial vehicles.
“The more letters we generate to lawmakers, the more attention this will receive and the better chances to secure our industry’s future,” association officials said.