July 14, 2015

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2015 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Drive Colorado TV

CADA Regional Meetings 2015

Don't Forget to Register for the CADA Annual Member Golf Event!

CADA Would Like To Thank Our Sponsors From the Charity Preview Party

CADA F&I Resource Center

Check out CADA's Blogs

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

KPA WEBINAR: Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

Calling All Service Managers

Colorado D&H and Federal Advertising Enforcement

All Seminars & Events

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Automotive News Best Practices

Clear The Air Foundation 60 Second Video

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Driver’s License with Restrictive Banner Is Now an Acceptable I-9 Document

Dealer and Salesperson - New License Fees Effective July 1st

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER

Federated Insurance: Auto Dealer Claim of the Month

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

 

ALLIED MEMBERS / ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT SPONSORSHIP ADS

35 Years of Raising the Standard In F&I


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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.

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.

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Affairs information.

STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

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Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

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Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

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Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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ENDORSED PROVIDER/PROGRAMS

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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
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www.americanexpress.com

a Corporate Card - Rewards Program
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www.bradfordpublishing.com

Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
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www.dealertrack.com

Dealertrack Technologies
 
- Dealer Management System (DMS)

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www.federatedinsurance.com

a General Liability
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www.incom-direct.com

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
________

www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
________

www.wfis.wellsfargo.com

Workers compensation insurance services

 


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CADA 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.


 

DRIVE COLORADO TV

Welcome to CADA's newest communication vehicle, Drive Colorado TV.

Click on the image above to watch the first ever episode!

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CADA REGIONAL MEETINGS 2015 - TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS

Region
Date/Time
Location

Durango/Cortez/Hesperus           

October 8th
12:00pm     

Kennebec Café

Craig/Steamboat Springs                        

October 9th
8:00am          

TBD

Silverthorne

October 9th
12:00pm

TBD

Montrose/Delta/Gunnison           

October 14th         
8:00am     

Camp Robber Cafe

Grand Junction                                 

October 14th         
12:00pm     

Allen Unique Autos

Carbondale/Rifle/Glenwood       

October 14th         
5:30pm 

Hotel Colorado

Colorado Springs

October 15th        
12:00pm     

Garden of the Gods Club

Pueblo

October 15th         
5:30pm

Park East Restaurant

Eastern Colorado/Sterling           

October 21st         
5:30pm

Plainsman Grill
Northeastern 18 Golf Club

Denver Metro                                   

October 22nd         
8:00am       

William D Barrow Building (CADA)

Northern Colorado (NoCo)           

October 22nd       
12:00pm     

The Ranch

Longmont/Boulder                         

October 22nd         
5:30pm

Colterra Food and Wine

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DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR THE CADA ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT!

Contact Marsha Ferm at 303.888.9100 or marsha@marshaferm.com for sponsorship opportunities.

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CADA WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR TITLE AND PLATINUM SPONSORS FROM THE CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

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CADA F&I RESOURCE CENTER

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CHECK OUT CADA'S BLOGS

The 101” is CADA’s latest blog, featuring the Chair’s Column, written by 2015 CADA Chair Thom Buckley, which is printed in the Bulletin, CADA’S monthly print publication.

CADA also recently unveiled a new events and updates blog, which you can follow by clicking here.


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CLEAR THE AIR FOUNDATION 60 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.



DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH RESTRICTIVE BANNER IS NOW AN ACCEPTABLE I-9 DOCUMENT

As mandated by the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, foreign nationals and their family members in Colorado who are temporarily present in the U.S., including undocumented individuals or those with temporary legal status, may obtain Colorado driver’s licenses, driver’s permits, or identification cards. Such licenses contain a banner with a black background indicating “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION, VOTING OR PUBLIC BENEFIT PURPOSES.” Several other states issue licenses with the same or similar restrictions in compliance with the federal REAL ID Act.

Until recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had not addressed whether these restricted licenses were acceptable List B identity documents for I-9 purposes. Historically, MSEC advised employers not to accept these licenses until USCIS provided further guidance. After nearly a year, USCIS has addressed this issue, clarifying that a license with “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES” or similar restriction language is an acceptable I-9 List B document, and that employers should not reject it.

Employers will review and examine these restricted licenses the same way as the unrestricted ones. Since an employee who presents an acceptable List B document also needs to provide a valid and unexpired List C document, the employer will also need to review and confirm the validity of the List C document establishing employment eligibility.

Contact MSEC’s Immigration Services attorneys if you have questions about this new guidance.

Visit Mountain States Employers Council (login required; CADA members receive basic level membership in MSEC; call 800.884.1328 to talk with an attorney or obtain an ID/password).  www.msec.org  

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Licensing fees were decreased 5% this year, effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.  CLICK HERE for the latest fee schedule.  A dealer license is now $455, down from $479, and a new salesperson application is $110, down from $116.  Off premise permits, license re-prints and late fees remain the same. 

As a reminder, Auto Industry Division license fees are subject to change once each year on July 1st; the new schedule is typically made available on the Auto Industry web site in May or early June.  Visit http://www.colorado.gov/revenue/AID under “Licensing”, “Fee Schedule”.   Be sure to remit the updated fee amount—most state license application forms do not include the fee amount since they are subject to change each year. 

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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.


 

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

Thursday July 23, 2015, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

Personal Protective Equipment: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Steps to Staying Safe and Compliant

Not just any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will do. Using the wrong type or size of PPE can cause serious injury or illness and can cost your business money. Join Amanda Rawls as she discusses PPE and the best practices that can protect your employees and your business. Amanda will discuss:

  • OSHA requirements
  • PPE commonly used in automotive shops
  • PPE best practices
  • PPE requirements
  • Implementing a PPE program
  • Overcoming the challenges of wearing PPE

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

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

July 27th, 2015

12:00 pm (noon) - Registration, practice range and boxed lunch

1:00 pm - Shotgun start, scramble format
After play - Awards Reception


The Club at Rolling Hills

15707 W. 26th Avenue, Golden, CO  80401

CLICK HERE to Register Online!

 

Calling All Service Managers

A special two-part seminar covering:

Part I — Legal Compliance for the Service Department

Part II — Managing Safety Through Good Hiring Practices


Tuesday, August 11th
12:00 - 2:30pm
Denver

Tuesday, August 25th
7:30 - 10:00am
Durango

Wednesday, August 26th
7:30 - 10:00am
Grand Junction


REGISTER ONLINE!

CLICK HERE for more information

Colorado D&H and Federal Advertising Enforcement



Tuesday, August 25th
12:00 - 2:00
Durango

Wednesday, August 26th
12:00 - 2:00pm
Grand Junction


REGISTER ONLINE!

CLICK HERE for more information

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


FEDERATED INSURANCE: AUTO DEALER CLAIM OF THE MONTH

Federated Insurance’s “Claim of the Month” – Could it happen to you?

A sales rep drove a high-end demo home. That evening, she took friends out for dinner and drinks. On the way home, she caused an accident that resulted in two serious injuries, and the death of a single mother of three.
CLAIM AMOUNT: $3.5 million

What policies are in place to help prevent this from happening at your dealership? Do you know who’s driving your vehicles? Federated Insurance recommends several best practices to help protect your business and manage risks; for example,

  • Know your drivers. Order MVRs on all employees who may drive company vehicles.
  • Limit the number of demos.
  • Transfer the risk: get the title out of the dealership’s name.

These are just a few loss control recommendations you can use to help protect your dealership. To learn more, contact your local Federated Insurance representative and request a copy of our Auto Dealer “Keys to Success” risk management education materials. Federated Insurance is recommended by 18 state and national auto dealer associations just like yours for customized insurance programs and value-added risk management services, such as Federated’s Shield Network®, the Risk Management Resource Center, and the Federated Employment Practices NetworkSM. Visit www.federatedinsurance.com to discover resources you can use to create or ramp up your own risk management program, or to contact your local representative.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of this article.

Federated Mutual Insurance Company • Federated Service Insurance Company* • Federated Life Insurance Company Owatonna, Minnesota  55060 • Phone: (507) 455-5200 • www.federatedinsurance.com *Not licensed in the states of NH, NJ, and VT.

This article is for general information regarding risk prevention and should not be considered legal advice. The claim example is only a basis for discussion and illustrates only one possible scenario. Coverage for actual claims will be determined solely by individual policy terms and facts of the claim. The recommendations presented are not guaranteed to reduce or eliminate any risk of loss. Seek qualified counsel regarding questions specific to your circumstances. © 2015 Federated Mutual Insurance Company.

Federated Insurance specializes in general liability/business insurance for selected industries, including auto dealers.  CADA members interested in more information, contact Mike Russell, Senior Account Executive, Cell: 480.216.5445 or mdrussell@fedins.com

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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!

  • When CFPB, dealers meet, sparks fly
    Automotive News, July 21

    When a dealer at the minority dealers' conference said: “All dealers do not discriminate,” the Justice Department's Steve Rosenbaum responded, “We agree.” CFPB's Patrice Ficklin said, “I hope not.”
  • Talks under way on requiring used-car recall repairs
    The Detroit News, July 20

    Senate staffers, auto industry officials and others held intensive talks over the weekend on a proposal to require recalled used cars to be repaired before being sold, The Detroit News has learned.
  • TrueCar CEO looks to upend auto industry's traditional sales model
    Post Bulletin, July 17

    As the chief executive of fast-growing TrueCar Inc., Scott Painter is a lightning rod for auto dealer ire over how the century-old sales model is changing.

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