November 11, 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

Designated Risk Mangement Seminar

Employee Defection:  How to Stop and Catch a Thief

Back and Materials Handling

Title Processing – Basic / Intermediate Training

KPA WEBINAR - Protect your Employees and Save Time and Money with Compliant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Workplace

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

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REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

2015 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

Takata Airbag Recall: Reminder of DOT

Hazardous Material 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

Gerald Sander (Jerry) Morris Passes Away

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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e-newsletter archives.

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& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

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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.




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Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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.
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American Fidelity Assurance Company
www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
________

www.americanexpress.com

a Corporate Card - Rewards Program
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www.bradfordpublishing.com

Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
________

www.federatedinsurance.com

a General Liability
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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!


Did you miss CADA’s November 6 webinar on advertising/telemarketing compliance featuring auto industry attorney Michael Dommermuth?

The complete webinar is currently available for purchase on-demand. 

Contact Trainor Walsh for more details:
trainor.walsh@coloradodealers.org 
P: 303-457-5115


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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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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 November 13, 2014, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

Protect your Employees and Save Time and Money with Compliant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Workplace

The Ins and Outs of a Proper PPE program

Having the required Personal Protective Equipment not only keeps you compliant with OSHA, it also protects your employees from injuries, loss of employee work time, and workman’s compensation claims. In this webinar, Ted Ullmann will cover practices vital to ensuring your employees have the proper PPE to ensure safe job functions and regulatory compliance at your facility, including:

  • How to comply with OSHA standards.
  • Why employers have to pay for PPE.
  • What PPE employers have to provide for.
  • What PPE employers should NEVER provide for.
  • Examples of how PPE has saved technician’s lives.

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

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


ACCELERATED SERVICES

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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!


2015 FUEL ECONOMY GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

By law, dealers must provide the guide upon request
The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have just released their 2015 Fuel Economy Guide. The guide provides detailed fuel economy numbers for MY 2015 light-duty vehicles, along with estimated annual fuel costs and other information for prospective purchasers. Dealers must display a copy of the guide and provide copies to customers upon request.

You can order hard copies of the guide here or use the attached form to order copies by mail. If ordered, hard copies will be mailed, free of charge, this month.

Click here for an EPA/DOE letter detailing how to make the guide available to customers.
Source: NADA Regulatory Affairs

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The number 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 or contact Craig Creuziger, 303.228.2387, ccreuziger@kpaonline.com.


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

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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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GERALD SANDER (JERRY) PASSES AWAY

Gerald Sander (Jerry) Morris passed away on October 29,2014 after a short but heroic battle with cancer. Jerry was born to Morris and Sadie (Goldfine) Cohen on April 21, 1935 in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent his childhood and early adult years there, moving to Lakewood, Colorado in 1961. Turning a hobby into a career, he began selling used cars, ultimately owning Broadway Jeep, later Broadway Dodge, in Littleton, Colorado. Jerry loved to travel, play golf and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was loved by all.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Bill (Billy), Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife Shelly, his son David Morris, his daughters, Bridget Junkala (Jack), Sarah Morris and LeSandre Morris and four grandchildren; Nicole Miller (Josh), Amanda Virkler, Adam Virkler and Tanner Morris. Jerry was a one of a kind husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

A celebration of life will be held Friday Nov 7 at  11:30 at Mt Olivat mortuary in Wheat Ridge, Colorado followed by a reception at 1:00 at Lakewood Country Club.

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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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