Mission: We believe in unleashing the innovative spirit of our team to create Members for life.
We have been committed to safety for over a century. Back then, we worked with state and local governments to build roads, put up traffic lights, and create traffic laws.
The world has changed since then, but out commitment to safety today and in the future has not. Check out a recent article written by Ignacio Garcia, our VP - Autonomous Vehicles, to see our AV safety strategy.
For the second year in a row, we have received the California Nonprofit of the Year award. This year we were honored by Jim Cooper, the California Assembly member from Elk Grove, who was impressed by our Tipsy Tow program and efforts to provide car seats to low-income families in need. Thank you to John Moreno, Public Affairs Manager, and Will Stallworth, Branch Director for Sacramento, for attending the ceremony and accepting the award from Jim Cooper on our behalf.
Almost immediately after the first horseless carriages appeared on America's roads, motorists began organizing automobile clubs. In 1902, only 23,000 cars were in operation in this country compared with 17 million horses. Yet, motoring enthusiasts had formed approximately 50 small auto clubs across the country.
Nine of those clubs met in Chicago on March 4, 1902, to create a national motoring organization, and the American Automobile Association was formed with 1,500 members.
Those clubs and their founding dates were: Automobile Club of America, 1899; Chicago Automobile Club, 1900; Automobile Club of New Jersey, 1900; Long Island Automobile Club, 1900; Rhode Island Automobile Club, 1900; Philadelphia Automobile Club, 1900; Princeton University Automobile Club, 1901; Automobile Club of Utica, 1901; Grand Rapids Automobile Club, 1902.
The first headquarters office was one shared with the Automobile Club of America, on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
One hundred and twelve years and 50 million members later, AAA's most basic premise remains the same: safe, efficient transportation is a fundamental underpinning of our society.
The Fight for Better Roads
At the turn of the century, existing roads had been designed for the horse and buggy -- not the auto. Traveling on those dirt paths was often risky, and AAA's earliest goal was to lead a fight for improvements in the nation's roads to more safely accommodate automobile traffic.
Although there have been many roadblocks, AAA's successes -- such as eliminating state barriers to interstate travel -- have helped to make road travel easier and safer for all Americans.
In 1902, AAA began its long journey as a legislative advocate with the Brownlow-Latimer Bill, which called for the appropriation of federal funds for the improvement of national highways. It was followed in 1903 with the Good Roads Bill, which AAA also supported. That federal legislation established the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads (now the Department of Transportation).
But it wasn't until 13 years later that President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Aid Highway Act, which included portions of what was formerly the Good Roads Bill and Brownlow-Latimer Bill, requiring the federal government to appropriate funds for building and improving roads.
However, the most ambitious public works program in the nation's history didn't begin until passage of the 1956 Federal Aid Highway Act, for which AAA was a leading advocate. It followed President Eisenhower's proposal to spend $50 billion on a 10-year highway construction program, the basis for the establishment of the Highway Trust Fund which Americans still support through gasoline and related taxes.
Unfortunately, revenues from that Trust Fund, as well as the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, were not always used for maintaining and improving the nation's transportation infrastructure. Due to years of inconsistent and insufficient investment, many roads and bridges have fallen into disrepair as capacity did not keep pace with demand.
Once again, AAA and its affiliated clubs worked with government at all levels to ensure the public's interests would be represented. AAA's nationwide campaign, "Crisis Ahead: America's Aging Highways and Airways," was launched in 1996 to focus attention on the nation's deteriorating transportation infrastructure.
Crisis Ahead called for increased spending of existing funds in the Highway Trust Fund and the Airport and Airway Trust Fund for badly needed improvements on the nation's highways, bridges, airports and air traffic control system.
In 1998 and 2000, AAA supported and helped shape two pieces of landmark legislation: the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21). Both laws embrace the principle that taxes and user fees charged to motorists and air travelers be fully invested in improving and modernizing the nation's surface and air transportation infrastructures.
AAA is dedicated to helping the individuals, families and communities we serve be safe and prepared. We invest in three signature programs and advocate for traffic safety in all communities we serve.
Only one in four car seats are installed correctly. Make sure yours is by getting it inspected for FREE by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at your local AAA branch.
More than 34,000 schools nationwide help build future leaders with AAA School Safety Patrol™. Schools can join for FREE and training materials and equipment are provided at no cost.
Nearly 60% of adults say they are not prepared for a natural disaster. Learn simple steps you and your family can take to get on the Road to Ready.
We’re committed to helping everyone stay safe on the road. Use our safety tips, programs and resources to help make our roads safer for everyone.
Statistics show that teen drivers have the highest crash risk of any age group. Stay involved with your teen’s driving habits and help reduce their risks on the road.
AAA is committed to a thoughtful, research-based approach to addressing seniors’ transportation challenges in an effort to help them remain safe and mobile. Know your abilities and discover new tactics for staying safe on the road.
Visual and mental distractions behind the wheel are real, and most can be avoided. Learn more about the risks of driving distracted, and tips to keep your attention on the road.
At AAA, our employees live to help and we believe everything you do outside of work adds to who you are at work. Join us, bring your whole self to your career and become the face of AAA.
For over a century, AAA has continued to redefine itself to become a multi-faceted leading provider of travel, insurance and auto services. We know you’re as versatile as we are and that every aspect of your personality adds to the skills and knowledge you bring to AAA. That’s what makes you so exceptional, and what you offer our Members and the communities we serve that much more unique. As an eligible Team Member, you have the chance to do honorable work, receive competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities to grow your career.
The second-largest regional Member club of the national organization, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah is headquartered in Walnut, California, and brings together:
At AAA, our Members First culture extends to our employees as well. As you become the face of AAA and deliver on our promise to improve the lives of our Members, we offer a substantial benefits package that does the same for you.Our benefits package is comprehensive and customizable to your needs. Highlights include:
I have been working at AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah full-time (Less than a year)
Excellent benefits. Truly cares about employees and members. Great work environment. Great diversity and internal advancement opportunities.
Because we take care of our members so well, they are overwhelmingly happy towards us and we have positive interactions all day every day. Forward looking company, staying relevant in a changing marketplace.
No Cons -- it is a great place to work!
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (Walnut Creek, CA) in January 2018.
I received a call from a recruiter who found me on LinkedIn. We spoke for about 5 minutes late on a Friday to express interest and set a time for a phone screen. We had a 30 min phone screen the following Tuesday. I agreed to come in for a face to face that Friday to meet with the Talent acquisition manager. We had a very open and detailed conversation about my background, what I bring to the table. We discussed company culture, current needs, and talent acquisition team needs. Conversation went very well she asked if I had more time to meet the VP of Talent Acquisition. I agreed to do so because based on the information I received in my conversation with my manager I had already made up my mind that this was the right company for me to join. I got to meet other team members during my walk to the VP's office. Everyone was friendly and I was seeing the things we discussed first hand. My conversation with the VP went well and I spoke with the Mgr on my way out and she let me know she wanted to move forward and I let her know the same. I received a call from her with an offer that I accepted 2 hours later.
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce