September 2, 2014



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IN THIS ISSUE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Register for CADA Regional Meetings!

Clear The Air Foundation 30 Second Video

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

The Kids are (Gonna Be) All Right

Designated Risk Mangement Seminar

Back and Materials Handling

KPA Webinar: Best Practices to Ensure Food Safety at your Facility

Upcoming Seminars

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Automotive News Best Practices

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

DOT Unveils New Online Lookup Tool for Vehicle Recalls

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Regional Meetings


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

CADA and Medved Chevrolet host a fundraiser for State Senator Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

CLICK HERE for Open Road
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

CLICK HERE to register online
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.




Visit us at www.coloradodealers.org.


CADA Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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CADA STAFF

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ENDORSED PROVIDER/PROGRAMS

CLICK HERE for information about the
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.wfis.wellsfargo.com

Insurance Services

 


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aCADA 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 its first issue on
Jan. 3, 2007.


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REGISTER FOR CADA REGIONAL MEETINGS!

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the registration form!


 

THE KIDS ARE (GONNA BE) ALL RIGHT

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DESIGNATED RISK MANAGER SEMINAR

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BACK AND MATERIALS HANDLING

Strains due to lifting are one of the most frequent causes of injury for Pinnacol policyholders. Sixty percent of these claims involve the lower back and shoulder. Traditional approaches to controlling back injuries, such as proper lifting training and stretching programs, have not been successful
in reducing injuries. In this class, participants will learn the most effective strategies for reducing the frequency and severity of back injury claims. This class is designed for policyholders in “fixed industrial settings” such as manufacturing, warehousing and food processing.

Topics include:

  • The most high-risk job tasks for back and shoulder injuries

  • Ergonomic design principles for manual material handling
  • An evaluation of the seven common lifting techniques

  • An assessment tool to evaluate the recommended weight limits for lifting tasks


    Pinnacol Assurance
    7501 E. Lowry Blvd. Denver, CO 80230

    Wednesday, Dec. 10
    9–11 a.m.
Registration deadline is Dec. 5.

    This course is free for Pinnacol policyholders.
To register, visit www.pinnacol.com/employer/training.

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

Thursday September 4, 2014, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

Best Practices to Ensure Food Safety at your Facility

Your dealership is enhancing the customer experience by serving refreshments and snacks, but are you sure you aren’t making them sick? Don’t risk the bad press of someone getting sick off your snacks! Ensure you are purchasing, storing, and serving food the safest way possible. In this webinar, join Steve Hunter, a KPA Risk Management Consultant, as he provides guidance on how to ensure that foods and refreshments for customers and employees are prepared and stored in a safe manner to reduce risk of food borne illness.

Click here for upcoming Human Resources webinars.

Click here for upcoming EH&S webinars.

Previously recorded webinars are also available

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

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

The Kids Are (Gonna Be) All Right

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Wednesday, Oct. 15
times vary on location


CLICK HERE for a registration form

Designated Risk Manager Seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


CLICK HERE for a registration form

Back and Materials Handling

Pinnacol Assurance
7501 E. Lowry Blvd. Denver, CO 80230

Wednesday, Dec. 10
9–11 a.m.
Registration deadline is Dec. 5.


This course is free for Pinnacol policyholders.


To register, CLICK HERE

KPA Weekly Webinar

Special Event: HR Practices Webinar for Group Dealerships


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


CLEAR THE AIR FOUNDATION 30 SECOND VIDEO



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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.



CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!


DOT UNVEILS NEW ONLINE LOOKUP TOOL FOR VEHICLE RECALLS
NADA 60-second Email, Aug. 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the launch of a new online tool to identify cars and light trucks with uncompleted recalls.

By allowing Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) based searches, the lookup tool will help dealerships determine if particular used vehicles have any unremedied safety recalls. The lookup tool can be used prior to making a purchase or taking in a trade, for used vehicles in inventory, or to help provide consumers with useful safety recall information on their vehicles.

In announcing its new tool, NHTSA specifically mentioned that it is “working with NADA to help ensure that franchise dealerships across the United States become aware of and understand how to use the new VIN search tool.” Click here for NADA’s news release.

NADA worked with NHTSA to prepare the document, Dealer Tips for VIN Lookup and Vehicle Recalls. NADA has also updated its document, Safety Recalls Q&A for Franchised Dealers, which provides guidance on how to handle recalls impacting new and used inventory and service vehicles.

Dealers and consumers can access the new NHTSA tool at www.safercar.gov/vinlookup, where a consumer FAQ and other recall-related information also are available.

Questions on vehicle safety recall issues or the new VIN-searchable database may be directed to NADA Regulatory Affairs at regulatoryaffairs@nada.org or (703) 821-7040.

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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.



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

CADA Regional Meetings

FORT MORGAN



5:30pm ~ Dinner meeting Tuesday, September 16

 

Elaine’s Place
17590 County Road T.5

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

HESPERUS



12:00pm ~ Lunch meeting Wednesday, September 17

 

Kennebac Café
4 County Road 124

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

MONTROSE



8:00am ~ Breakfast meeting Tuesday, September 23

 

Camp Robber Café
1515 Ogden Road

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

GRAND JUNCTION



12:00pm ~ Lunch meeting Tuesday, September 23

 

Bookcliff Country Club
2730 G. Road

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

GLENWOOD SPRINGS



5:30pm ~ Dinner meeting Tuesday, September 23

 

Aspen Glen Club
545 Bald Eagle Way

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

COLORADO SPRINGS



12:00pm ~ Lunch meeting Wednesday, September 24

 

Garden of the Gods
3320 Mesa Road

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

PUEBLO



5:30pm ~ Dinner meeting Wednesday, September 24

 

Mozart Lounge
1120 N. Main Street

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

DENVER



8:00am ~ Breakfast meeting Thursday, September 25

 

Lincoln College of Technology 11194 E. 45th Ave.

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

LOVELAND



12:00pm ~ Lunch meeting Thursday, September 25

 

Embassy Suites & Convention Center
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy

CLICK HERE to register!

CADA Regional Meetings

LONGMONT



5:30pm ~ Dinner meeting Thursday, September 25

 

Joe’s
526 Main Street

CLICK HERE to register!

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CADA AND MEDVED CHEVROLET HOST A FUNDRAISER FOR STATE SENATOR CHERI JAHN, D-WHEAT RIDGE

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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.



ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO EMAIL!

  • Mercedes Announces C450 AMG Sport to Debut in Detroit
    Insider Car News, August 30

    Following suit from Audi and BMW, Mercedes is about to deploy its own in-between performance line that bridges the gap between the insanely-powerful AMG models and its more mainstream vehicles.
  • Colorado car registrations slow in July
    The Denver Post, August 29

    New car and truck registrations in Colorado hit a summer slump, dropping 1.2 percent in July from the same month a year earlier, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association reported Friday.
  • Auto sales continue at brisk pace
    Tire Business, August 29
    U.S. auto sales volume is expected to keep rolling along in August, with two independent forecasters predicting a sixth straight month of 16 million-plus selling rates.
  • Jeep rolls out the new 2015 Renegade in Colorado
    Examiner, August 27

    Jeep used the aptly named Cherokee Ranch in Sedalia, Colorado, to give automotive journalists their first in-depth look at the 2015 Jeep Renegade.
  • BMW has the biggest Facebook page in the automotive industry
    BMW Blog, August 27
    Same statistics point out that the success of the BMW’s Facebook page can be directly linked to how BMW encourages its fans to post pictures and share driving experiences across social media.
  • Tesla Motors deals as states play factory poker
    USA Today, August 31
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

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