November 12, 2013



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a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Help Crush 1K Old, High-polluting Cars by End of 2013

2013 CADA Regional Meetings

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Sales Tax: Trade-ins Can Be Applied to Lease Deals — As Long As the Trade-in Is 'Owned'

OSHA Hazardous Communications Changes:  Employee Training Required by December 1st

 

SERVICES & PROGRAMS

UniFirst-Aurora Earns ISO Certification

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NADA Convention & Expo

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

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HELP CRUSH 1K OLD, HIGH-POLLUTING CARS BY END OF 2013
Thanks to the donations of Colorado new car dealers, the Clear the Air Foundation has crushed and recycled 822 old, high-polluting vehicles. Now the goal of taking a total of 1,000 dirty, high-emitting cars off the road is within reach.

The Clear the Air Foundation is challenging Colorado’s new car dealers to Crush 1K in the next 50 days. That requires 178 more donated old vehicles by December 31.

Created by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, the Clear the Air Foundation reduces pollution by taking old, high-emitting vehicles off the road and sending them to auto recyclers. Proceeds will fund automotive scholarships.

Just set aside low-value cars you’ve received as trade-ins and contact Clear the Air Foundation Program Coordinator George Billings at 303-775-8896 or george.billings@coloradodealers.org.

This campaign is a great opportunity to highlight Colorado auto dealers’ commitment to a healthy and beautiful state.  Please donate old vehicles before the year ends so we can surpass the Crush 1K goal.

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2013 CADA REGIONAL MEETINGS


CADA Open Road is now beginning its sixth year of service, providing uninterrupted weekly news and information for Colorado automotive professionals to better compete in our industry, since January 3, 2007.


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AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.



…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.





SALES TAX:  TRADE-INS CAN BE APPLIED TO LEASE DEALS—AS LONG AS THE TRADE-IN IS ‘OWNED’

This question has been asked numerous times in recent months: Can a trade-in be applied to reduce the taxable value or capitalized cost on a lease transaction?  The answer is Yes, as long as the vehicle being traded-in is owned (note that it does not have to be owned by the same person making the lease, so Grandma could provide a trade-in vehicle to Johnny who is leasing a new vehicle).  Note that the vehicle being traded-in cannot be a leased vehicle.

See Sales Tax FYI Publication 56, (Rev. 04/2013) Sales Tax on Leases of Motor Vehicles and Other Tangible Personal Property. See top of page 2 for the following:

Lease Vehicle Trade-Ins
In Colorado, a leased vehicle is registered in the name of the lessee in the care of the lessor at the lessee's address. However, the vehicle is not titled in the name of the lessee. The lessor retains ownership of the vehicle. The vehicle is not titled in an individual's name until the lessee purchases the vehicle. At the time the vehicle is purchased, the owner (formerly the lessee) has all the rights to ownership. The rights of ownership include selling the vehicle and using the trade-in allowance as a credit against another vehicle purchase or lease. A lessee has responsibilities similar to those of an owner such as insurance and registration, but he does not have the same rights of ownership. In order for the lessee to use the right to trade in the vehicle, the lessee must:

  • purchase the vehicle;
  • pay sales tax on the purchase price and;
  • be the owner on the vehicle's title. 

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OSHA HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATIONS CHANGES: EMPLOYEE TRAINING REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 1ST

Last year, OSHA adopted The Globally Harmonized System (GHS), an international approach to hazard communication, providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets.

Hazard classification: The definitions of hazard have been changed to provide specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. These specific criteria will help to ensure that evaluations of hazardous effects are consistent across manufacturers, and that labels and safety data sheets are more accurate as a result.

Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS): Will now have a specified 16-section format and renamed (formerly “Material Safety Data Sheets, MSDS).  

While there is a phase-in period for full compliance, OSHA has specified that employers must provide training on the new standards to help ensure that workers can access and use the information on the new labels and SDSs effectively.  OSHA acknowledges that hazard communication programs will go through a period of time where labels and SDSs under both standards will be present in the workplace.  Full compliance on all aspects of the changes will not be enforced until 2015 and 2016 (including changes to the Hazard Communications programs). See OSHA’s chart of effective dates

RESOURCES:

  • What Do You Need to Know about the Change in the HazCom Regulation? by Peter Zaidel, KPA Environmental and Safety Product Director (one-page overview of key changes) 

  • Want Assistance With Employee Training? KPA offers seven different tiered service-levels – the Elements plan offers online training and tracking for numerous Environmental Safety requirements without the onsite Engineer component. Visit www.kpaonline.com/contactus to schedule a call with an account executive or call 866.356.1735. You may also contact Polly Penna, Field Services Director, CADA, Polly.penna@coloradodealers.org, Cell: 303.945.6426.

  • Visit NADA University at http://www.nadauniversity.com -- see webinar archive, OSHA’s New Hazcom Rule:  What You Need to Know, Presenter: Doug Greenhaus, Director of Environment, Health, and Safety, NADA Legal and Regulatory Department (April 3, 2013). Login required: contact NADA U Customer Service at (800) 557-6232 if you need assistance.

  • Visit Mountain States Employers Council (login required; CADA members simply need to call 800.884.1328 to obtain an ID/password).  Several downloadable resources are available to assist with the GHS employee training requirement.  Visit the page below:
    https://www.msec.org/memberhome/Pages/Health-and-Safety.aspx
  • CADA Workers Compensation program members:  All Pinnacol policyholders have access to video and interactive training.  Visit www.pinnacol.com and select the TRAINING tab at the top of the page.  Scroll down to Interactive and Video Training.  Interactive Training is geared for “one on one” training.  All safety videos and interactive training can also be ordered through the Safety On Call hotline 303-361-4700.  See:   
    • GHS Container Labeling for General Industry
    • GHS for General Industry
    • GHS Safety Data Sheets for General Industry

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

Tammi McCoy, VP, tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1449

Tim Jackson, President, tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1448

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice. The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance




UNIFIRST-AURORA EARNS ISO CERTIFICATION

[T]he UniFirst ISO Quality Policy adheres to three key points that are
based on the company's founding core values: Do it right the first time,
Keep customers satisfied, and Focus on continual improvement.
”  

     -- Seth Flowers, UniFirst General Manager

AURORA, CO – UniFirst’s industrial laundry facility in Aurora, CO has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for the quality management systems it has in place for the cleaning and servicing of its customers’ work apparel and for providing them with facility services products.

UniFirst is a leading provider of workplace uniforms and protective clothing to businesses, large and small, within a wide range of high-tech and industrial industries throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

UniFirst General Manager Seth Flowers said earning the ISO 9001:2008 certification, an internationally recognized symbol of “quality,” required his laundry facility to document all its workflow processes in exacting detail—from those used to evaluate suppliers to those dedicated to controlling computerized wash formulas to those put in place to gauge customer satisfaction.  “Our primary business objective is to provide our customers with only the best service possible, al2ong with great looking, image-enhancing uniforms and facility services items,” Flowers said. “Being awarded this certification underscores our commitment to that objective.”

During the course of the certification process, Flowers said all of the laundry facility’s employees learned that “the UniFirst ISO Quality Policy adheres to three key points that are based on the company's founding core values: Do it right the first time, Keep customers satisfied, and Focus on continual improvement.” Following these basic guidelines, Flowers said, “inevitably leads to a win-win situation for UniFirst and our customers.”

UniFirst President and CEO Ronald Croatti noted the ISO certification was awarded following an in-depth, one-week quality audit by Perry Johnson Registrars, a leading certifying authority.  Croatti added that UniFirst maintains more than 200 customer servicing facilities throughout North America and the company’s goal is “to ISO certify all of them within the coming decade.” 

This industrial laundry operation in Aurora joins a growing list of UniFirst facilities that have been awarded the ISO certifications. To date, UniFirst has more than about half of its facilities ISO certified with many more currently undergoing the rigorous examination process.

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About UniFirst
UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing, outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. The company’s most popular brands include UniWeave®, SofTwill®, UniWear®, and Armorex FR® UniFirst also offers Facility Service programs including floor mats, mops, and restroom products. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800-455-7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.


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KPA WEEKLY WEBINAR: 
Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week

Every Thursday
*
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Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

CADA Regional Meeting

Glenwood Springs

Tuesday, Nov. 12th 

5:30 pm - Dinner meeting


Aspen Glen Club
545 Bald Eagle Way 
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 704-1905

CLICK HERE to register!


CADA Regional Meeting

Durango

Wednesday, Nov. 13th 

5:30 pm – Dinner meeting


Kennebec Cafe
4 County Road 124
Hesperus, CO 81326
(970) 247-5674

CLICK HERE to register!


CADA Regional Meeting

Denver

Tuesday, Dec. 10th

11:00 am - (Lunch provided for those attending the annual meeting at noon)


Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for Performing Arts
1101 13th St   
Denver, CO 80204

CLICK HERE to register!


CADA Annual Meeting

Denver

Tuesday, Dec. 10th

12:00 pm


Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for Performing Arts
1101 13th St   
Denver, CO 80204

CLICK HERE to register!


KPA Weekly Webinar

Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week


Every Thursday  

10:00-11:00am (MST)


CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Marsha Temple at 303.457.5123 or marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

NADA Convention and Expo

January 24-27, 2014

New Orleans

Register online:
nadaconvention.org


NADA CONVENTION & EXPO


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