November 4, 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 - Back to Basics: The Foundation of OSHA Regulations

Upcoming Seminars

 

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REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Takata Airbag Recall: Reminder of DOT Hazardous Material Requirements

Reminder of Used Car Buyers Guide Requirements

 

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

Three Colorado Dealerships Named "Best Dealerships to Work For" by Automotive News

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.


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Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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or suggestions
regarding this
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contact Marsha Temple at
marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org

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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.


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)

Back to Basics: The Foundation of OSHA Regulations

Part 1 - Managing OSHA Inspector's Expectations

To stay compliant with OSHA, it is not enough to maintain just documentation, you must also know the basis of the regulation. In a concise overview of what you need to know about OSHA, KPA's Janet Wimmer will discuss what inspectors expect you to know about OSHA regulations.

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

Wed., Nov. 6
2:00pm - 4:00pm


CLICK HERE to register online!

CLICK HERE for more information!

Designated Risk Manager Seminar

Wed., Nov. 12
9:00am - 4:00pm
Breakfast/Lunch
Seminar


CLICK HERE for a registration form

Employee Defection:  How to Stop and Catch a Thief

Wed., Dec. 10
7:30am - 9:30am
Breakfast Seminar


CADA
290 East Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80203

Save the Date – More information coming soon

Back and Materials Handling

Registration deadline is Dec. 5.

Wed., Dec. 10
9:00am – 11:00am

 

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

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

Thur., Nov. 20th
11:30am – 2:00pm
Lunch Seminar


CADA
290 East Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80203

 

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!


The amount of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall continues to increase, which means that if you don’t already, you will soon have plenty of airbags to replace and dispose of. Are all your employees trained on the specific DOT regulations required to ship these hazardous materials?

Download our SRS Bulk Shipping and Packaging Instructions to see what you need to be doing to stay compliant. Then contact me to start getting your employees trained.

Environment & Safety compliance services are available from CADA Endorsed provider, KPA.  Visit www.kpaonline.com/contactus to schedule a call with an account executive or call 866.356.1735.

You may also contact Polly, Penna, Field Services Director, CADA, Polly.penna@coloradodealers.org, Cell: 303.945.6426.

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REMINDER OF USED CAR BUYERS GUIDE REQUIREMENTS 

Dealership staff are likely well aware of this longstanding FTC requirement:  a Buyers Guide must be posted on a used vehicle before it is "offered" for sale. There are numerous detailed requirements as well—double-check that all requirement of how these guides must be posted and then provided to customers are being met.  Potential fines are $11,000 per violation but also can become an issue if a dispute arises with a customer. 

 A few examples:

  • A vehicle is offered for sale when it is displayed for sale or a customer is allowed to inspect it for the purpose of buying, even if the car is not fully prepared for delivery. 
  • On the back of the Guide, fill in the name and address of your dealership. You must also fill in the name (or position) and the telephone number of the person the consumer should contact with complaints. You may use a rubber stamp or preprint the Guide with this information.
  • If a used car transaction is conducted in Spanish, a Spanish language Buyers Guide must be posted on the vehicle before it is displayed or offered for sale

    CLICK HERE for more details on the FTC Used Car Rule.

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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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THREE COLORADO DEALERSHIPS NAMED "BEST DEALERSHIPS TO WORK FOR" BY AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

    47
    Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Phil Long Dealerships
    73
    Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Phil Long Dealerships
    85
    Federal Heights, Colo.
    AutoNation, Inc.

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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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