ATD Hosts 5th Annual Legislative Fly-in to the Nation’s Capital

As part of ATD’s fly-In, dealers attended Capitol Hill meetings on June 19-20 in support of legislation (H.R. 2381/S. 1839) that would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition Rallies Support for H.R. 2381/S. 1839 to Repeal the FET

A national network of commercial truck dealers, trade association executives and trucking industry stakeholders are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with members of Congress to urge them to cosponsor H.R. 2381 and S. 1839, bills that would repeal the FET and encourage the deployment of the newest trucks and trailers.

What is the “Consumer Review Fairness Act” and Why Should Dealers Care?

The FTC announced the second in a series of recent enforcement actions against a variety of small businesses under the CRFA. The announcement outlined two proposed FTC administrative complaints and orders against businesses who allegedly were using form contracts to impede honest customer reviews as well as proposed settlements.

The ‘Why and How’ of Creating a Culture of Coaching at Your Dealership

NADA provides the resources that cover all aspects of dealership operations, including how to create a culture of coaching, which will be covered in the upcoming seminar, Leadership Master Class, in Tysons, Va., from Sept. 23-27.

Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition Holds Senate Briefing on FET Repeal

The MTF coalition supports H.R. 2381, a House bill to repeal the FET and to identify viable funding options to replace the tax with a more consistent revenue stream for the Highway Trust Fund.

NADA Market Beat: Despite a Solid May Sales Performance, U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Down 1.8% Year-to-Date

New light-vehicle sales in May surprised many in the industry. The SAAR of 17.31 million units for the month represents an increase of 0.7% compared to May 2018.

Broad-Based Tariffs on Imports from Mexico Will Make Vehicles Less Affordable

A broad-based tariff on imports from Mexico equates to a consumer tax that would have a detrimental impact on the automotive industry and hurt vehicle affordability for customers.

Dealer Data and Related Digital Issues are High Priority for NADA

The collection, storage, use and sharing of information raises many complicated legal, regulatory and business issues for dealers.

Abandon Auto Shows at Your Own Peril

While auto shows measurably ignite consumer excitement for a brand, perhaps their greatest impact is on vehicle purchase consideration and brand loyalty—the two metrics that just so happen to matter more than any other in today’s ultra-competitive market.

Visit Your Member of Congress Next Week

Next week’s Memorial Day congressional recess, which runs from  May 27 to May 31, presents an ideal opportunity for dealers to advocate for dealers’ legislative priorities in face-to-face meetings at their dealership or in lawmakers’ offices.