March 25, 2014



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

Charity Preview Party

Automotive News Best Practices

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Participation in 2014 Dealership Workforce Study Open Through April 30th

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Safety Recalls

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar: Information Security for Your Consumers and Employees

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Green Gar Convoy

Green Car Parade

Charity Preview Party

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

Denver Auto Show

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Recession's Lessons Boost Used-Car Sales

Rotary Club of Arvada

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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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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CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY



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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.


PARTICIPATION IN 2014 DEALERSHIP WORKFORCE STUDY OPEN THROUGH APRIL 30TH


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Each year, millions of vehicles become subject to safety recalls. A relatively small percentage of these recalls involve “stop operation” or “stop sale” notices. The following illustrates potential steps to take based on the safety recall at issue and the vehicles involved:    

For new vehicles in inventory or in transit: Once any notice of an outstanding safety recall is received, federal law prohibits the delivery of impacted new vehicles until the recall is remedied. 

For used vehicles in for service, in inventory, or coming into inventory that are of the same make as the dealer sells new: Federal law neither imposes an obligation on dealerships to know the safety recall status of used vehicles, nor prohibits the resale of used vehicles with outstanding safety recalls. However, it is recommended that used vehicles of the same make a dealer sells new be checked for outstanding, unremedied recalls (safety or emissions) since the dealership is authorized to do service or repair work involved. Important: if and when a dealership receives a recall notice indicating that certain used vehicles should not be operated and/or resold, they should not be operated or resold until the recall is remedied.

For used vehicles in for service, in inventory, or coming into inventory that are not of a make the dealer sells new:  Again, Federal law neither imposes an obligation on dealerships to know the safety recall status of used vehicles, nor prohibits the resale of used vehicles with outstanding safety recalls.  In addition, state law may impose additional obligations.  For example, additional obligations are likely to be imposed if and when a dealership employee knows that a particular "off-brand" used vehicle is subject to an outstanding, unremedied safety recall involving a notice stating that it should not be operated and/or resold. For clarification regarding state law obligations, dealerships should contact their legal advisor.

Further information on safety recalls is available from OEM policy and procedure documents and from http://www.nhtsa.gov/Vehicle+Safety/Recalls+&+Defects.

Source:  NADA Regulatory Affairs Committee

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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

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

Thursday
, March 27th
10:00-11:00am (MST)

Information Security for Your Consumers and Employees

Best practices for leveraging regulations.

In this webinar, KPA HRM Product Vice President, Kathryn Carlson, will explain key regulations for the Safeguard Rule, EEOC, and more. Many of the discussed regulations overlap; Kathryn will help you understand how to leverage these overlaps, as well as their best practices, to keep your dealership compliant. Kathryn will discuss:

  • Responsibility under the safeguard rule
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)

CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

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

KPA Weekly Webinar

Information Security for Your Consumers and Employees



Thursday, March 27 

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

Green Car Convoy

Friday, March 28, 2014
Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Monday, April 7, 2014 Brighton

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Green Car Parade

Sunday, April 6

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Colorado State Capitol

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Charity Preview Party

Tuesday, April 8

7pm - 10pm

Denver Auto Show
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado  80202

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Innovative Dealer Summit

Tuesday, April 8
8am - 6pm

Wednesday., April 9th
8am - 2pm

Sports Authority Field

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Denver Auto Show

Wednesday, April 9th - Sunday, April13th

Colorado Convention Center

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RECESSION'S LESSONS BOOST USED-CAR SALES
Automotive News, March 24 a

Mike Cimino, vice president of Phil Long Dealerships in Colorado Springs, Colo., says his group has made a lot of changes in the way it runs its used-vehicle department in recent years...

"During the recession you only had so much cash and you managed your assets better," Cimino says. "We found when we did that the cars were fresher, inventory had more sizzle, and managers were more accountable. Everybody became smarter in this business."

CLICK HERE for the full article!

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ROTARY CLUB OF ARVADA

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"The Green Car Convoy at the Rotary Club of Arvada with "green" vehicles from Gebhardt BMW, Medved Chevrolet Cadillac North, Mountain States Toyota, O'mera Ford and O'mera Volkswagen."

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"Tim Jackson giving his presentation on "green" vehicles and the 105-year-old automobile industry , "Cars at the Crossroads," at the Rotary Club of Arvada last week."

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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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