September 30, 2014



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

Automotive News Best Practices

Clear The Air Foundation 60 Second Video

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

We Deliver Business

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

The Kids are (Gonna Be) All Right

Designated Risk Mangement Seminar

Back and Materials Handling

KPA Webinar: How to use Recycling to keep your Dealership Safe and Compliant

Upcoming Seminars

 

ALLIED MEMBERS / ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT SPONSORSHIP ADS

Accelerated Services

Heider, Tanner & Dirks, Inc., CPA

35 Years of Raising the Standard In F&I

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER

UniFirst... The Nation's Preferred Auto Uniform Supplier

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Reminder: EEOC Report Due Today/Sept. 30 for Dealers with 100+ Employees

NADA Fair Credit Compliance webinar now available online

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

NADA Supports Bipartisan Effort to Reform CFPB Auto Lending Guidance

CADA Bill Tracker


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Events


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!


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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.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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www.federatedinsurance.com

a General Liability
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Merchant Transaction Processing
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http://www.kpaonline.com/

HR Management & Online Compliance

Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance
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www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
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https://www.nadart.org/

Retirement plan management
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www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
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www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
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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.


Great news Colorado dealers.

The sponsorship program for the annual Denver Auto Show is only in its second year, yet saw 260 percent growth in 2014 (year 2) v 2013 (year 1).

We’ve just received word, Monday evening, that Creative Strategies Group (CSG) and the Denver Auto Show received the top prize shown for sponsorship programs at the annual conference of the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), currently underway in Kansas City, MO.  The award description is shown here:

Creative Strategies Group
Denver Auto Show
Denver, CO USA
Gold
Best Overall Sponsorship Program

Congratulations to Bruce Erley, CSG; Todd Maul, chair of the 2014 Denver Auto Show; Garry Edgar, Paragon Expo, show producers, and everyone involved in helping make the 2014 Denver Auto Show the huge success that it was.


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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.


CLEAR THE AIR FOUNDATION 60 SECOND VIDEO


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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 25, 2014, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

How to use Recycling to keep your Dealership Safe and Compliant

Tips to reduce, reuse, and recycle at your dealership.

Recycling dealership products and parts helps our environment, but it comes with its own set of rules and regulations too. In this webinar, Hannah Crawford, a KPA Risk Management Consultant, will discuss the proper ways to recycle the follow products: use oil, antifreeze, gasoline, parts washers, wheel weights, fluorescent lamps and more!

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


ACCELERATED SERVICES

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HEIDER, TANNER & DIRKS, INC. CPA

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35 YEARS OF RAISING THE STANDARD IN F&I


UNIFIRST... THE NATION'S PREFERRED AUTO UNIFORM SUPPLIER



NADA SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO REFORM CFPB AUTO LENDING GUIDANCE
  
NADA is urging Congress to pass HR 5403, a bipartisan bill that nullifies the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) flawed guidance on auto lending and requires more transparency and accountability from the agency on future guidance.

The new bill, "Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act," would allow the agency to reissue its guidance under a more transparent process.

As previously reported by GADA, in March 2013, the CFPB issued guidance that threatens to eliminate the flexibility of new-car dealerships to discount the interest rate offered to consumers to finance vehicle purchases. The CFPB claims that negotiated interest rates between dealers and their customers create a significant risk of unintentional "disparate impact" discrimination. However, there are a variety of legitimate business-related factors that can affect finance rates, such as beating a competing rate.

"HR 5403 is needed because it requires the CFPB to follow a transparent process when issuing auto finance guidance," said NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell. "The bill would rescind the 2013 auto finance guidance and require public participation for future guidance before it is issued."

NADA urges dealers to contact their House members today to co-sponsor HR 5403.

Find your House representative 

View NADA brief on HR 5403 

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CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!


REMINDER: EEOC REPORT DUE TODAY/SEPT. 30 FOR DEALERS WITH 100+ EMPLOYEES
 
Dealers are reminded that the EEO-1 report is due to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2014.
 
All employers who have 100 or more employees and employers who employ a total of 100 or more employees from "affiliated entities" must complete and submit this report. The report must be generated from data collected during any pay period between July and September 2014. The data must include all full-time and part-time employees.
 
For more information and filing instructions, visit the EEOC website.

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This webinar includes general and specific instructions for dealerships to tailor the optional NADA program for their situations.  The program is designed to strengthen a dealer’s efforts to comply with fair credit laws.

NADA members can sign in at www.NADAuniversity.com, then enter the phrase "nada fair" in the search box in the upper right corner of the page. For assistance with login or password information, call the NADA's customer service team at (800) 557-6263.   

For more information on the NADA program, visit the following prior article, NADA Provides Overview of NADA Fair Credit Compliance Program (CADA Open Road, June 17, 2014).  

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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
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Location

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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!

  • NHTSA reviews 4.9M Chrysler vehicles for stalling issue
    The Detroit News, September 29

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it will open a formal review into 4.9 million Chrysler SUVs, trucks and vans after reports of electronic failures that could lead to stalling — as well as fuel pump shutoffs and fires.
  • U.S. reviews 1.6M Corolla cars for safety issue
    The Detroit News, September 29

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it is reviewing a petition by a car owner that claims sudden unintended acceleration in up to 1.6 million Toyota Corollas.
  • First 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat sells for $825,000
    In Auto News, Septmeber 29
    Owning a powerful muscle car’s first sold example is something that we, ordinary petrol heads, will never understand, considering the fact that the suggested retail price is way lower than the final cost.
  • Tesla's Musk will speak at Automotive News World Congress
    Automotive News, September 29

    Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., will be a featured speaker at the Automotive News World Congress in January.
  • NADA tells Nissan to butt out of dealer surveys
    Automotive News, September 29

    The National Automobile Dealersssociation has rapped Nissan's knuckles for "actions by some Nissan representatives" to boost scores in a survey of dealer attitudes toward automakers.
  • Wrong move for Cadillac: The creative vibe is here in Detroit, not in New York
    Crain's Detroit Business, Septmeber 28
    On Sept. 23, we had our Automotive News Marketing Seminar in New York and I listened to Matt VanDyke, director of global Lincoln marketing, talk about how Ford moved the operations of the Premier Automotive Group to California many years back.

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