John Howell
Executive Director

Phone: 978-667-7706
Fax: 978-667-4431


Member Alert! - IM Program Request for Information

The state has started their bidding process for the next IM program. Which is slated to begin in October 2017 This RFI document solicits info from vendors and interested parties regarding how evolving technology will help improve (or worsen) various aspects of the program.

The IM Program balances four main goals: pollution reductions, safe motor vehicles, motorist convenience, and fitting in with the automotive service industry.

Potential changes include the possibility of being videoed and photographed while performing inspections, installing biometric verification of inspectors, utilization of a tablet versus a workstation and a requirement to photograph certain aspects of the vehicle, new brake meters which wirelessly transmit data, enhanced covert auditing via recording equipment in covert audit vehicles, cloud versus local servers for databases, and new guidelines for registered emissions repair technicians.

Please read the guidelines for the bidding process located here, and let us know what your thoughts are so we may voice your opinions in NESSARA’s formal response.

Click here to fill out the form and submit your opinion.

Responses are due by September 29th, 2014 at 3:00PM

NESSARA - For Small Business

NESSARA was created in 1974 to protect and enhance the rights of small service stations, repair facilities, convenience stores, tire dealers, car washes, etc... We remain the largest recognized 501c (6) non-profit organization supporting the automotive industry in New England

Check out the Benefits of Membership, including Training Seminars and services provided by our Associate Members

Rack Pricing:
Supplier - Valero
City - Rver
Terminal - Global
Date - 10/24/14
Price - 2.3120


Connectivity Takes the Wheel 10/21/14
A technology arms race is underway in the automobile industry

September is WeCard Awareness Month 9/23/14
NESSARA encourages all retailers to continue in their efforts to prevent sales to minors. 2015 We Card Materials Now Available for Order at

Report Shows Banks Profit as Much as 445% on Swipe Fees 9/23/14
Federal Reserve report reveals huge mark-ups by banks on debit card transaction fees, causing ripple effect in retail industry.

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Newsbrief Summer 2014
Secure Credit Cards, Min. Wage Hike, Tax Changes to Gas/Diesel

Newsbrief Spring 2014
Swipe Fees, Fuel Standards and Tobacco Regulations

Newsbrief Winter 2013
Right to Repair Wrap, Swipe Fee Settlement, Scholarship Raffle

Newsbrief Fall 2013
Board of Directors Ballot, Gas Prices Dip, Synthetic Drugs


Scholarship Raffle Party

NESSARA's 22nd Annual Scholarship Raffle Party. Saturday December 6th, 2014. Located at the Billerica Lodge of Elks. 14 Webb Brook Road, Billerica MA

John Thornton Training - October 18th

VW Engine Performance and Engine Vacuum Transducer Diagnosis. Located at Porter & Chester.
8 Presidential Way, Woburn

Volvo VIDA - Diagnostic/Networking - 9/27

Volvo networks, operation, diagnostics and repair. Also includes a step-by-step process of purchasing a VIDA.
47 Mall Drive, Suite 8, Commack NY