January 28, 2013



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Dealer Data Guidance – Service Provider Addendum

Title Processing:  Reminder of Colorado Springs Motor Vehicle Mailing Address

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar: How to Maintain Accurate Personnel Files

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

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Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

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for various CADA seminars & events.


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

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Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

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Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

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Allied Members
.

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CADA forms
.

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www.nada.org


www.aiada.org

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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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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.
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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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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.


2014 INNOVATIVE DEALER SUMMIT


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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.


DEALER DATA GUIDANCE - SERVICE PROVIDER ADDENDUM

NADA’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs department has issued a sample Service Provider Dealer Data Access Addendum (“Addendum”) and cover memo for dealers to use with their third party service provider vendors. This follows a memo sent last August from NADA Legal and Regulatory Affairs to all NADA members that contained an overview of the primary regulatory issues surrounding Dealer Data, numerous practical tips for dealers to consider when protecting their data, as well as samples of the contract provisions required under federal law when a dealer wishes to allow access to Dealer Data with a third party service provider.

The Addendum was drafted for dealers in an effort to clarify and simplify dealers’ obligation to ensure that their applicable vendor contracts contain certain provisions required under federal law. It’s only a sample, and should be used by dealers only after consultation with their legal counsel. Adoption of the Addendum is not the only way dealers can meet their legal obligations and it may not be right for every situation. However, dealers can choose to use the Addendum to amend their service provider legal agreements to satisfy the applicable contractual requirements. NADA is encouraging dealers to review the Addendum and cover memo with legal counsel, and if applicable, to present the Addendum to service provider vendors for signature.

NADA will continue to work with dealers, manufacturers, vendors and others toward greater understanding and compliance with all data privacy and safeguarding requirements.

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TITLE PROCESSING: REMINDER OF COLORADO SPRINGS MOTOR VEHICLE MIALING ADDRESS

The Motor Vehicle Manager for El Paso County has asked CADA to remind all dealerships of their preferred mailing address for dealer title paperwork (FedEx, overnight, regular mail, etc).   The central dealer desk is located at the Motor Vehicle Office located at the following:

1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Mailing paperwork directly to this address will expedite processing, avoid delays, and minimize any potential for loss.  

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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)

How to Maintain Accurate Personnel Files

Personnel files are often the last thought on your mind when managing and running a dealership, but their value is critical. Properly maintained personnel files protect your dealership in the case of an employment lawsuit. In this webinar, KPA Senior HR Advocates will review the legal requirements of personnel files, teaching you what and why you should and should not be including in them.

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

How to Maintain Accurate Personnel Files


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

Innovative Dealer Summit

Now accepting calls for presentations!

Tuesday, April 8 and Wenesday., April 9th

Sports Authority Field

CLICK HERE for registration and information!



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.




ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO EMAIL!

  • Auto shows do more for women, but lean toward guys
    The Detroit News, January 23
    Women now buy nearly half the new cars in the United States, a sharp increase compared with a generation ago, and the auto industry is trying to demonstrate that it’s keeping up with the times when it showcases the latest rides to the public.
  • New GM boss Mary Barra stands behind struggling Opel
    The Detroit News, January 27
    New General Motors chief Mary Barra stressed on Monday the company’s support for its struggling Opel subsidiary in Europe, saying its workers will get the job of building a new vehicle at the main plant in Germany.
  • One-third of GM's U.S. dealers sign up for Shop-Click-Drive program
    The Detroit News, January 24
    General Motors Co. said Friday that more than one-third of its 4,300 U.S. dealers are now participating or have signed up to use the automaker’s Shop-Click-Drive program that allows customers to search and even buy a vehicle online.
  • GM's Barra seeks to maintain momentum, delight customers
    The Detroit News, January 23
    General Motors Co. new CEO Mary Barra told reporters Thursday she hopes to accelerate strategies and is keeping goals laid out under former Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, such as breaking even in Europe and hitting 10 percent margins in North America by mid-decade.
  • Best of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    The Detroit News, January 25
    The North American International Auto Show is an automotive blockbuster of big stars, sumptuous backdrops, technical effects, and complicated subplots.
  • Ford says Focus is world's best selling car -- again
    USA Today, January 27
    Ford is plunging headlong again its belief that the Focus compact is the world's best-selling car car. Will Toyota disagree -- again?

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