January 7, 2014



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Colorado Dealer's Breakfast

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pickup Truck Bid For Pagosa Water District

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

More Dealerships Cited For Unlicensed Salespersons

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NADA Convention & Expo

Colorado Dealer's Breakfast

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Rickenbaugh Infiniti Grand Opening

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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e-newsletter archives.

CLICK HERE for an Index of Regulatory
& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

CLICK HERE for Bulletin archives.

CLICK HERE for Colorado Auto
Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

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for various CADA seminars & events.


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for details on the
Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Allied Members
.

CLICK HERE for an order form for
CADA forms
.

CLICK HERE for information on all member services.



www.nada.org


www.aiada.org

CLICK HERE for NADA
Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for the Auto Industry
Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

CLICK HERE for the Title and
Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

CLICK HERE for the Colorado
Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ENDORSED PROVIDER/PROGRAMS

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Endorsed Programs
.

Contact Polly Penna at CADA to request more information on any of the programs below: polly.penna@coloradodealers.org

Choosing a CADA endorsed provider supports our work for the Colorado retail vehicle industry.
________

American Fidelity Assurance Company
www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
________

www.americanexpress.com

a Corporate Card - Rewards Program
________



www.bradfordpublishing.com

Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
________

www.federatedinsurance.com

a General Liability
________

www.incom-direct.com

Merchant Transaction Processing
________

http://www.kpaonline.com/

HR Management & Online Compliance

Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance
________

www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
________

https://www.nadart.org/

Retirement plan management
________

www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
________

www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
________


www.pinnacol.com

Workers Compensation


 

 


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COLORADO DEALER'S BREAKFAST


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



PICKUP TRUCK BID FOR PAGOSA

Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (District) is seeking a Supplier to furnish up to four, 2013 or 2014 half-ton vehicles pursuant to the attached list. Bids are due 10:00 a.m. on January 29, 2014.  At 10:00 a.m. on January 29, 2014 the bid opening shall be held at the District Conference Room at 100 Lyn Avenue, Pagosa Springs, Colorado; all Bids that have been duly received will be opened publicly and read aloud.  All interested parties are invited to attend. 

Questions and requests for specifications should be directed to the District’s Project Manager, Gregg Mayo at, P.O. Box 4610, 100 Lyn Avenue, Pagosa Springs, CO  81157, 970+731-7641, gregg@pawsd.org.

Click Here for the full Request for Quote.


MORE DEALERSHIPS CITED FOR UNLICENSED SALESPERSONS

More instances of unlicensed salespersons continue to arise—four franchised dealers were cited at the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board last month. Without processes in place to double-check or regularly review all licenses, dealerships have overlooked renewals or have not followed through to ensure that all applications submitted were issued. Dealerships must ensure that every salesperson has been issued a license and that the license is on display. A salesperson cannot sell until a license is issued by the Division.

It is critical that every dealership create a process to actively monitor salesperson licenses. If a license lapses, both the dealership and salesperson are in violation.  Violations are subject to fines of up to $10,000 per offense (with each sale being a separate offense).  While maximum fines are usually not levied on first-time violations, activity that spans even a short duration impacting many deals or multiple salespersons can result in significant penalties.

Even if salespersons rely on office staff to process renewals, they can be trained or made responsible to also ensure that their license is current and on display. 

Further, all salesperson licenses must be posted in a “conspicuous” place at the dealership and available “for inspection by employers, consumers, the executive director, or the board.”

  • CLICK HERE for the latest alert sent to CADA members.
  • CLICK HERE for information outlining how to register for access to the state database to review current license records.

Additional Resource:

KPA’s HotlinkHR™ provides a license and certificate-tracking feature for just this type of need:

  1. Define and setup which licenses to track and which job positions have a license requirement. The system automatically reminds the HR administrator to obtain the license when a person is hired for that position-type.
  2. HR administrator adds the license to the employee record when received, along with the license expiration date.
  3. HR administrator receives reminders when the license is set to expire and can email or print letters to employees requesting new license information.
  4. HR administrator can run reports that show all licenses set to expire in 30, 60, or 90 days
  5. When new license information is received, the HR administrator updates employee records with the new expiration date.

In addition to tracking sales licenses many dealerships find this a very handy feature for tracking required OEM certifications for Service Techs.   Sample screen shot below:

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.

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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


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CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!

CLICK HERE for a copy of SB13-265.


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.

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aTO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

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

Colorado Dealer's Breakfast

NADA Convention and Expo

January 26, 2014

7:15am - 8:45am

New Orleans

Register online:
www.coloradodealers.org/registration



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LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.




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