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donderdag 14 maart 2019

SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 11

SEMA Australia: Meet With Pre-Vetted Buyers in Key Global Export Market
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 22, No. 11
March 14, 2019


SEMA Australia: Meet With Pre-Vetted Buyers in Key Global Export Market


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 ‌ // Breaking News            

California Bill to Repeal 2018 Exhaust Noise Law to Be Considered by Transportation Committee

Legislation (A.B. 390) in California to repeal the section of a 2018 law (AB 1824) that amended how state law-enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Transportation and will be heard on March 25.

EPA and CARB Continue Enforcement Against Illegal Emissions-Related Equipment

Both the EPA and CARB recently announced several settlement agreements with companies that had allegedly marketed illegal emissions-related products.

State of Utah Approves $5 Million to Restore Bonneville Salt Flats

SEMA applauded the Utah legislature as it authorized these monies to fund the creation of a 10-year program to dramatically increase the amount of salt pumped onto Bonneville.

Talk Shop With SEMA at Moab Town Hall and General Membership Meeting

Join SEMA for an evening of shop talk and a bite to eat and drink at its annual general membership meeting—to be held in conjunction with the SEMA town hall meeting.

Preview the 2019 Honda Talon 1000R UTV at the SEMA Garage

The 2019 Talon 1000R has a longer wheelbase, a wider vehicle track, and more suspension travel.

Find an Industry Mentor Through SEMA Senior Class Program

SEMA's goal in creating the program was to connect individuals to help cultivate inspiring relationships.


 ‌ // Business Tools            

SEMA Launches "If I Built a Car" Book Delivery to K–3 Classrooms

The primary purpose for in-class integration is for educators to create an interactive experience designed around the book that supports their learning objectives.

Pick Your Spot: 2019 SEMA Show Space Applications Due March 29

Exhibitors interested in selecting their booth location at the 2019 SEMA Show must submit applications by March 29.

Read the Results of PRI's Annual Racing Business Survey

Motorsports retailers, engine builders, fabricators and other stakeholders report optimism over a robust economy and sales trending upward amid a competitive marketplace.

Register for 2020 Toyota Supra Measuring Session

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to measure the new 2020 Supra, well in advance of its Summer 2019 release.

Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here!

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country. Here are some of the latest jobs posted to the website.


 ‌ // New Products & Technology

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Spy Shots—GMC Sierra HD Regular Cab Makes Debut

Up until now, the '20 GMC Sierra HD has only been seen in Crew Cab guise (and spied in double cab).

New Products From Members of the SEMA Data Co-op

The product releases featured were submitted by SEMA members who are also part of the SDC at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level.


 ‌ // Law & Order                 

Trump Administration Proposes Overtime Pay Hike for Salaried Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to raise the cap from $23,660 to $35,308 for management, administrative and professional employees who are exempt from receiving overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week.

Hawaii Bill to Allow Military Vehicle Titling Passes House; Moves to Senate

Legislation (H.B. 323) in Hawaii to allow for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the House of Representatives and now awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.

Illinois Single Plate Bill Receives New Committee in House

Legislation (H.B. 1623) has been introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives to require the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all motor vehicles.

Nebraska Bill to Allow Military Vehicle Titling Passes Committee; Awaits Final Vote

Legislation (L.B. 156) in Nebraska to allow for the titling and registration of former military vehicles passed the Transportation and Telecommunication Committee and now goes for a final vote in the legislature.

Legislation Creating West Virginia Motorsports Committee Moves to House Floor

Legislation (S.B. 667) in West Virginia to create the West Virginia Motorsports Committee to aid in the development of racing events and facilities throughout the state passed the House Government Organization Committee and awaits a final vote on the House Floor.


 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Racing News: 2019 NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Race Results

Racing news and updates from across the motorsports industry.

Movers & Shakers: Truck Hero Hires Bill Bowling as Executive Vice President of Operations

News and updates from across the specialty-equipment industry.


 ‌ // Shows & Events           

SEMA Show Hotel Rooms Closest to the Las Vegas Convention Center

Showgoers booking through the SEMA Show housing partner receive guaranteed low rates on a wide range of hotel properties at locations on and off the Las Vegas Strip.

Know Your SEMA Sales Representatives: Monica Terlouw and Scott Hartwick

Monica Terlouw represents the Collision Repair & Refinish, and the Restyling & Car Care Accessories sections, and Scott Hartwick represents the 2019 SEMA Show's Hot Rod Alley, Mobile Electronics & Technology, Powersports & Utility Vehicles, Restoration Marketplace, and Tools & Equipment sections.

Video—Interview With 2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders Judge Fred Williams

Fred Williams talks about what he has observed from being a judge at last year's SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.

Mark Your Calendars

Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities have been announced.


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