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Eric A. Labe Named President and CRO of DEKRA North America

DEKRA North America on Aug 11, 2016 3:00:00 AM

DEKRA SE, one of the world’s premier expert organizations with over $3 Billion in revenue and 37,000 employees in 50 countries named Eric A. Labe, President and Chief Regional Officer of DEKRA North America on August 8th.

As President and Chief Regional Officer, Labe will have responsibility for all business and service units in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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Expanded training services with the acquisition of AQS Management Systems

DEKRA North America on Aug 4, 2016 11:14:52 AM

DEKRA is expanding its Business Assurance service unit in North America with the purchase of AQS Management Systems Inc. based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AQS is the leading provider of management system training courses in the United States and will be a valued addition to DEKRA’s services for safeguarding and improving business processes.

Founded by Mark Ames over 27 years ago, AQS offers training services focusing on organizational improvement and implementation of international management system standards including the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) family of standards for Quality Management, Environmental Management, Occupational Health/Safety, Energy Management, Food Safety, and many other management systems. Auditors, implementers, and other stakeholders benefit from AQS’s technical and industry expertise to understand and successfully apply the requirements of each management system standard. With around 4,200 training participants in 2015, AQS is the leading provider in the USA for public and onsite training. AQS also offers computer-assisted learning options for both auditors and management teams.

AQS customers are from aviation, automotive and medical industries as well as the public sector. Their portfolio is comprised of 27 certified training courses for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, AS9100, TS 16949, and integrated management systems as well as 40 non-certified courses for organizational improvement guided by ISO standards.

“With this addition, we are significantly expanding our range of training courses and certifications in North America and thus complementing our activities in the areas of occupational safety and process safety,” says Lothar Weihofen, head of DEKRA’s global Business Assurance business unit. “We expect to see growing demand for training courses in the years ahead, particularly due to a large number of revisions to management systems standards.”

Mark Ames, President of AQS, comments, “By joining the global team of experts at DEKRA, we now have the opportunity to expand and enhance the services our highly-qualified trainers offer to our customers while forging new paths internationally.”

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3 Safety Tips for Playing Pokémon Go

Lyndsey Coates on Jul 13, 2016 3:34:39 PM

Pokémon Go has the world in a tizzy as players scurry around their neighborhoods trying to capture the animated creatures on their smartphone. However, this real-life scavenger hunt has its downsides. We’ve been hearing an alarming number of stories about players lured by robbers using game components, car crashes from people playing the game while driving, or pedestrians not paying attention when crossing roadways and causing other cars to wreck.
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Mayor of Pickering attends grand opening celebration

DEKRA North America on Dec 10, 2015 11:38:16 PM

Dave Ryan, Mayor of Pickering, joined othe DEKRA team at the official Grand Opening at our newest vehicle inspection station in Pickering, Ontario on December 2.

During the ceremony, Mayor Ryan performed the official ribbon cutting and presented DEKRA with a certificate on behalf of the City of Pickering and its Members of Council now proudly on display in our waiting room area. 

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Safer pedestrians make safer roads

DEKRA North America on Dec 10, 2015 11:11:48 PM

Vision Zero, the multi-national road traffic safety project, provides real and practical strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

Bob Dallas, former director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, recently shared his point of view on pedestrian safety: "As humans who make mistakes, Vision Zero is our next logical step to save lives."

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Guide to Changing the Oil in Your Vehicle

DEKRA North America on Oct 14, 2015 12:12:56 PM

Changing your car’s oil sounds more difficult than it actually is – and it’s a great way to save some money! (Your car’s manual should tell you how much oil to get.) Here, we’ll walk you through the necessary steps to easily changing your oil.

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3 Most Frequently Asked Questions By Ontario Drivers

DEKRA North America on Oct 8, 2015 1:44:03 PM

When it comes to driving safely in Ontario, vehicles need to pass the Drive Clean test. Simple enough, right? In certain situations, things can get a bit complicated – and people will naturally have questions. Here, we’ll answer 3 of the most frequently asked questions by Ontario drivers to clear up any misinformation and keep the roads clean. 

I’m at the end of my car lease and I want to buy the vehicle. Do I need to get a Drive Clean test before the sale is finalized? 

If you’re at the end of your lease and you want to buy the car from the lessor, the leasing company does not need to get a Drive Clean test pass in order to transfer ownership to you. 

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DEKRA celebrating 90th anniversary at the IMSA race at Road Atlanta

DEKRA North America on Sep 24, 2015 8:14:00 PM

In 2015, DEKRA became the official technical partner of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), overseeing the technical pre-race inspection process. During each TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race this season, we have been proud to present the DEKRA Green Challenge Award to the most environmentally clean, fast and efficient GT Le Mans competitor.

The first season of a successful partnership comes to an end at at Road Atlanta where we will present the first annual DEKRA Green Racing Championship award!

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What Happens During a Smog Check?

DEKRA North America on Sep 16, 2015 3:57:53 PM

California requires a smog check on most vehicles older than six model years once every two years, or once a year if your vehicle is tagged as a high-polluting vehicle. If you do not abide by this law, you cannot legally drive your car in the state. So, what exactly happens during smog checks? Here, we’ll break down the process. 

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Announcing Vehicle Registration Services at our San Diego area stations

DEKRA North America on Sep 11, 2015 4:00:19 PM

We are very pleased to announce that all of our San Diego locations now offer DMV Vehicle Registration Services in alignment with our smog checks.

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