Author Archives: Dave Close

The Results Are In – 2017 Cost of Doing Business Survey

The Results Are In – 2017 Cost of Doing Business Survey The 2017 Northeast Equipment Dealers Association Cost of Doing Business Survey (CODB) has been compiled. Thanks to the many members who participated in our survey this year, the Report continues to take on new significance in assisting dealers to:

Pennsylvania Dealers Form Task Force To Address Tech Training

Pennsylvania Dealers Form Task Force To Address Tech Training The goal of the group is to teach high school students the specific skills needed to maintain farm equipment that is becoming more and more high tech. Read more

Distracted Driving Continues To Be Much More Than Just “A Problem”

DISTRACTED DRIVING CONTINUES TO BE MUCH MORE THAN JUST “A PROBLEM” Not only is distracted driving still a serious problem, it is an epidemic. With each new mobile device introduced, the potential for behind-the-wheel distractions increase and so does a business’s exposure to risk. Federated Insurance is very concerned about

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not increased its maximum penalties since 1990, but that likely will change in dramatic fashion next year. A bipartisan provision in the budget agreement negotiated in the House and Senate

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1 What’s so special about Nov. 1? One of the main provisions in the Implements of Husbandry law deals with what are statutorily defined as “wide” IOH. If not already installed on original equipment, additional lighting and marking features will be

H2-B Help Is Needed Today

H2-B Help Is Needed Today A bipartisan group of Senators are circulating two helpful H-2B letters and we need your help to ensure that as many Senators as possible sign the attached letters.  The first letter being spearheaded by Senators Burr (R-NC) and Mikulski (D-MD) will be sent to the Secretary of

EMV: Is your business ready? Effective October 1, 2015!!

  EMV: Is your business ready? Effective October 1, 2015!! Today, financial institutions typically bear the brunt of liability when it comes to fraudulent transactions. Effective October 1st, 2015 (the current federal deadline), those issuers and merchants using non-EMV compliant devices that choose to accept transactions made with EMV-compliant cards assume liability

Seigrfreid Bingham Cites Top 4 Changes, Concerns in CNH’s New Dealer Agreement

Seigrfreid Bingham Cites Top 4 Changes, Concerns in CNH’s New Dealer Agreement In its September 2015 newsletter, Ag Equipment Intelligence reported that new dealer contracts are on the way from CNH, which dealers say give the OEM a lot more teeth in the agreements with dealers. Read more – Farm

EPA finalizes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting

EPA finalizes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically

Charles F Snyder – Former Owner of Charles S. Snyder Farm Equipment, Tamaqua, PA

Charles F Snyder – Former Owner of Charles S. Snyder Farm Equipment, Tamaqua, PA Charles. F. Snyder, 89, of Tamaqua, died Sunday, September 27, in the St. Luke’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coaldale. He was the husband of the late Kadie (Jones) Snyder, who died on February 11, 2014. They were married

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