Sandy Blalock Hired as Executive Director of ARA

ARA is pleased to announce that Sandy Blalock has been named the Association’s new Executive Director. Sandy has been serving as interim CEO for the past six weeks, working closely with ARA leadership and staff during the transition. “Over the past several weeks, it has been our priority to find the individual best suited to lead … Read more

Let’s Talk Recalls: Shredders, Self Service, & Scrap Auto Recyclers in the Spotlight

What do Shredders, Self Service and Scrap Yards have as an advantage in the removal of defective Takata airbags?      VOLUME Large Volume Auto Recycling Operations could have an intake of 3,000 to 30,000 whole “end-of-life” vehicles per year. That volume of vehicles translates into opportunity when it comes to the defective Takata airbags … Read more

Increase Your Parts’ Visibility with Car-Part Gold

I don’t normally talk about products in my “Life on the Road” articles, but I have been receiving so many calls recently that I think it would be worthwhile to talk about Car-Part Gold this month. The 3 main things I have been receiving calls about are: “How can my parts be shown on part … Read more

Tools For Success: Inventory Turns and Purchasing

The first article in this series listed more than 25 tactics to increase your business success, all of them based on my experience. I started with nothing and didn’t get to college, so I know you can achieve maximum success, regardless of your education. E-mail me to get the first article (or any of the … Read more

Change is in the Air!

This calendar year has seen many changes for me both personally and professionally. Some of the really big things I have been hit with have been at the same time. Some people would refer to this as a run of bad luck. Others might call is coincidences while some might call it Karma as life … Read more

What would you say during a commencement address?

At dinner, a couple nights ago, we were gathered around the television reviewing soundbites from Jimmy Fallon’s latest commencement address. Pondering his words of wisdom, I wondered what I might have said to those graduates if I had been given that opportunity. First, a speech to that kind of audience needs to be short – … Read more