October 28, 2014



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Save the Date! CADA Annual Meeting and 100th Year Anniversay Gala

Auto Industry News at a Glance

Automotive News Best Practices

Clear The Air Foundation 60 Second Video

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

We Deliver Business

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Advertising/Telemarketing Compliance: Webinar November 6th

Designated Risk Mangement Seminar

Employee Defection:  How to Stop and Catch a Thief

Back and Materials Handling

Title Processing – Basic / Intermediate Training

KPA WEBINAR - Banning the Box: What Does it Really Mean?

Upcoming Seminars

 

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REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Tomorrow: Important Injury/Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Webinar by NADA and OSHA

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

NADA Supports Bipartisan Effort to Reform CFPB Auto Lending Guidance

CADA Bill Tracker


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Annual Meeting and 100th Anniversay Gala

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!


ARCHIVES

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& Legal Articles
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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
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
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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.

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Choosing a CADA endorsed provider supports our work for the Colorado retail vehicle industry.
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Supplemental Employee Benefits
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Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
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a General Liability
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Merchant Transaction Processing
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HR Management & Online Compliance

Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance
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www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
________

https://www.nadart.org/

Retirement plan management
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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.


SAVE THE DATE! CADA ANNUAL MEETING AND 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA!


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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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ADVERTISING/TELEMARKETING COMPLIANCE: WEBINAR NOV. 6TH

The FTC has taken numerous high profile enforcement actions recently. 
“Operation Steer Clear” announced January, 2014 is the latest —
a nationwide sweep will continue to target dealers throughout the country. 

This session will provide a review of the latest, high-profile enforcement actions by the FTC, review long-standing FTC directives that are often overlooked, and highlight areas that state regulators have stated are key problems.  Dealers can expect increased enforcement at all levels in the advertising and telemarketing arenas. Other key topics / highlights include:

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    2:00-3:30 PM
    ONLINE WEBINAR - $139
The content presented is the same as the May in-person training seminars.

Presented by:FTC
Michael J. Dommermuth, Fairfield and Woods, P.C., an attorney specializing in the representation of motor vehicle dealers.  Michael has 27 yearsof experience representingdealers throughout Colorado.  Michael’s firm provides full service representation of motor vehicle dealers including, buy/sell agreements,  litigation, finance, franchise, manufacturer disputes, consumer disputes and related litigation, bankruptcy, dealer succession, class actions, and federal and state compliance.  Visit:  http://www.fwlaw.com/attorneys/michael-j-dommermuth

CLICK HERE for more information on the topics covered!

CLICK HERE to register online!

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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 October 30, 2014, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

Banning the Box: What Does it Really Mean?

A Practical Approach to an Emotional Subject

Reacting to the EEOC's rules for using criminal records in hiring (2012), over 50 U.S. Cities and Counties have now enacted "Ban the Box" legislation. More will be joining every day. Learn more about this movement, how it affects your hiring and what you should (and shouldn't) do about it.

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

Advertising/Telemarketing Compliance: Webinar Nov. 6th

Wednesday, Nov. 6
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


CLICK HERE to register online!

CLICK HERE for more information!

Designated Risk Manager Seminar

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


CLICK HERE for a registration form

Employee Defection:  How to Stop and Catch a Thief

Wednesday, Dec. 10 Breakfast Seminar


Denver CADA
290 East Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80203

Save the Date – More information coming soon

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

Title Processing – Basic / Intermediate Training
Presented by Cindy Vieyra
Accurate Auto Title Specialists, LLC
www.cindytitles.com

Thursday, Nov. 20th
11:30 – 2:00pm
Lunch


CADA
290 East Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80203

More details and registration info coming soon

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


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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!


TOMORROW: IMPORTANT INJURY/ILLNESS RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING WEBINAR BY NADA AND OSHA

This Wednesday, October 29, NADA and OSHA will present a 60-minute FREE webinar overview of critical new work-related injury/illness recordkeeping and reporting mandates for car and light-, medium-, and heavy-duty truck dealerships. All NADA/ATD members are encouraged to participate; register here.

As detailed in the NADA/ATD FAQ sheet, an OSHA rule issued last month removes a long-standing OSHA recordkeeping exemption for light-duty dealers, effective next year.  The rule also mandates new serious injury reporting requirements for all dealers.

In addition to this week’s webinar and to the NADA/ATD FAQ sheet, dealers are strongly encouraged to access OSHA’s work-related injury/illness recordkeeping and reporting website for forms, instructions, tutorials, and handbooks designed to aid compliance.

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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 Annual Meeting and 100th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Annual Meeting:
4:00-5:30 PM

100th Anniversary Gala:
5:30-7:30 PM

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel

918 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202

MORE INFO. COMING SOON!

 

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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!

  • Forecast: October Sales Steady Before End-of-Year Spike
    Wards Auto, October 24

    A WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to maintain solid year-over year gains in October, delivering 1.28 million light vehicles over 27 selling days.
  • Car-Share Programs Growing in Popularity
    Wards Auto, October 24

    The need for personal mobility will remain core to human existence for generations to come, but a Mercedes-Benz executive says the industry needs to understand many consumers will be perfectly happy sharing vehicles rather than owning them.
  • Why $3 Gasoline Problematic
    Wards Auto, October 27
    Automakers generally would cheer the recent availability of regular unleaded gasoline for less than $3 a gallon in parts of the U.S., unless they are trying to sell electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids as a hedge against stiffening fuel-economy standards.
  • Buyers, electric cars slow to connect
    The Detroit News, October 27

    Five years after automakers began introducing mainstream electric vehicles in significant numbers, the market is in need of a charge.
  • A sobering quarter for auto shareholders
    Automotive News, October 27

    It was a tough third quarter for auto industry investors as falling international and softening U.S. financial markets depressed shareholder value for companies that build, supply or retail vehicles.
  • Surge of used cars stings
    Automotive News, October 27
    A rising supply of used vehicles, particularly late-model cars and trucks coming off lease, already is hitting some companies in their pocket books.
  • NHTSA back in cross hairs as airbag crisis escalates
    Automotive News, October 26

    For the second time this year, a long-standing defect linked to deaths and injuries has triggered a mushrooming auto-safety crisis, lending more fuel to criticism that federal regulators haven't done enough to protect consumers from such dangers.

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