July 19, 2016
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IN THIS ISSUE
– SAVE THE DATE! CADA Regional Meetings
– SAVE THE DATE: CADA Annual Member Golf Event
– If You Missed the April 12 Webinar on the New Damage Disclosure Rule, it is Now Available for Purchase On-Demand
– Thank You to This Year's Sponsors of the Innovative Dealer Summit
– Thank You to Our Sponsors of the 8th Annual Charity Preview Party
UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
– Colorado Dealer Compliance Guide Rollout and Educational Webinar
– CADA Annual Member Golf Event
– 2016 ACA Basics - Now on Demand!
– All Seminars & Events
DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION
– Automotive News Best Practices
– Clear The Air Foundation 60 Second Video
– Auto Industry News at a Glance
– LGM meeting with New Rep Janet Buckner
REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES
– OSHA Issues New Injury and Illness Electronic Reporting Mandate
– Federated Insurance: Auto Dealer Claim of the Month
– UniFirst... The Nation's Preferred Auto Uniform Supplier
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CLEAR THE AIR FOUNDATION 60 SECOND VIDEO
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.
- Eliminating the Automotive Industry Skills Gap
Wards Auto, July 14
Because the automotive industry depends on the use of machinery, not simple laptops and internet routers in traditional offices, it’s critical automotive manufacturers cultivate a company culture that emphasizes safety practices.
- The probe follows a civil lawsuit filed back in January
Fortune, July 18
U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors are investigating Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for fraud, six months after a major Illinois auto dealer sued the automaker in federal court for manipulating and inflating its sales in the United States.
- Feds: Let carmakers keep taking fuel numbers higher
The Tennessean, July 19
Cassie Olson of Shrewsbury grew up around cars; she’s getting an associate’s degree in automotive technology.
- New forecast: Auto sales may fall short this year
USA Today, July 13
Two new forecasts have lowered their estimates of new-vehicle sales this year — an important barometer for the overall economy — and one of them predicts sales are likely to fall below last year's record levels.
- Volkswagen to pay US auto dealers restitution after emissions scandal
USA Today, July 18
Volkswagen is pledging to pay restitution to hundreds of U.S. car dealers who've been hurt by the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.
- American car makers that left U.S. for Mexico suffering worst drop since 2009
Fox News Latino, July 19
Protected by the newly signed NAFTA agreement, in the 90s American car makers flocked to Mexico and became the main engine behind its steady rise to the top tier of the region’s car-making nations.
- Jose Cuervo could help lighten up Fords
Detroit News, Autos Insider
See more at www.autosinsider.com
- Volkswagen Scandal Reaches All the Way to the Top, Lawsuits Say
The New York Times, Wheels
See more at http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com
- California rejects Volkswagen recall for 3-liter diesel cars
Los Angeles Times, Autos
See more at http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/
- 2017 Infiniti QX30 First Drive
See more at http://autos.aol.com/
- Midsize Honda Ridgeline: It Stands Corrected
The Wall Street Journal CARS
See more at http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-autos-automotive.html
…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.
LEGISLATIVE GRASSROOTS MEETING WITH NEW REP JANET BUCKNER
Legislative Grassroots Meetting. Monday, July 11, 2016, hosted at Havana Street Station, Aurora, CO.
From left to right:
• Tim Jackson
• John Bowell, Shortline
• Rep Janet Buckner
• Don Hicks, Shortline
• Kent Bozarth
• George Billings
• Kevin Shaugnessey
• Matt Tynan
OSHA ISSUES NEW INJURY AND ILLNESS ELECTRONIC REPORTING MANDATE
NADA 60-second Email, May, 2016
Starting in 2017, certain dealerships must begin submitting employee workplace injury and illness records to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All dealerships must maintain reasonable procedures by which employees can report work related injuries and illnesses promptly and accurately. The new reporting rule builds on existing mandates requiring dealerships with 10 or more employees to accurately record and post employee workplace injury and illness using OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 (or the state equivalent). Today and in the future, these forms must be made available to OSHA and state labor inspectors upon request.
The rule imposes different reporting requirements on light-duty (car) and commercial truck dealerships.
- Car dealerships with fewer than 250 employees at a single "establishment" are not required to submit forms to OSHA.
- Commercial truck dealerships with 20 to 249 employees at a single "establishment" must electronically submit to OSHA their annual summary of employee workplace injuries and illnesses (Form 300A or equivalent).
- Car and commercial truck dealerships with 250 or more employees at a single "establishment" (which is rare) must electronically submit to OSHA Form 300A in 2017 and all of their injury and illness recordkeeping forms (Forms 300, 300A and 301 or equivalent) in subsequent years.
Forms for 2016 must be submitted by July 1, 2017, forms for 2017 by July 1, 2018, and forms for 2018 and later by March 2 of the following year. OSHA has yet to specify how electronic submissions must be made, but has stated that they will be made publicly available on its website and will be used to help target enforcement activities. NADA suggests that dealerships use a new OSHA poster to inform employees of their right to report work related injuries and illnesses. See NADA's FAQ and OSHA's Injury and Illness Webpage for more information.
Webinar available on this topic by CADA Endorsed provider, KPA:
New OSHA Rules Effect on Required Reporting, Employer Drug Testing, and Safety Incentive Programs
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 12:00pm MST (webinar recordings available). Click here for the KPA webinar page.
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FEDERATED INSURANCE: AUTO DEALER CLAIM OF THE MONTH
Federated Insurance’s “Claim of the Month” – Could it happen to you?
A dealership gave a loaner vehicle to a customer while the customer’s personal vehicle was being serviced. While driving three friends home from a party, the customer rolled the vehicle. Two passengers died, a third was injured. The deceased passengers’ estates and the injured passenger made valid injury claims against the dealership, because the driver was a permissive user of the loaner vehicle. A loaner agreement was signed, but insurance was not checked. The customer had no insurance.
CLAIM AMOUNT: $4.25 million
What policies are in place to help prevent this from happening at your dealership? Do you know who’s driving your vehicles? Federated recommends several best practices to help protect your business and manage risks; for example,
Obtain copies of the customer’s valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Require the customer to provide proof of liability and physical damage coverage.
Examine license and insurance to verify the information matches and neither has expired.
These are just a few loss control recommendations you can use to help protect your dealership. To learn more, contact your local Federated Mutual Insurance Company representative and request a copy of our “Keys to Success” risk management brochure. Federated is recommended by 19 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 Network®. To discover how Federated can help you create or ramp up your own risk management program, or to find your local representative, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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