From the outside looking in, people are often surprised how advanced technology dominates the equipment landscape. Notebook computers with complex software are now the tool of choice to diagnose and in some cases adjust, reset or make minor repairs. More comprehensive diagnostics and repairs require authorized providers to service machinery in person.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Derive Systems (Derive) to address the sale of approximately 363,000 aftermarket products designed to defeat the emissions control systems of cars and trucks in violation of the Clean Air Act.
Far West Equipment Dealers Association signed an agreement with the California Farm Bureau Federation memorializing an industry commitment to support customers in diagnosing and repairing their equipment.
Far West equipment dealers convinced Wyoming legislators in February that WY HB 91, the “Right to Repair Farm Equipment,” would have unintended, negative consequences as written. The Wyoming measure, aimed directly at the ag equipment industry, is among 19 “Right-to-Repair” bills introduced in statehouses across the country in the past year that would force manufacturers…