Dealerships 101: What is Auto “Floor Plan” Lending?

Many consumers who purchase new cars or trucks from local dealerships may not realize that the dealership actually owns those cars and trucks, which they purchase directly from the factories. So how are dealerships able to afford keeping an inventory of all of those new cars and trucks on their lots? 

Introducing the 2018 NADA Show

NADA’s is the only four-day event that houses a sold-out expo with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services just for dealers.

Dealership Employees in Central Ohio Raise $17,440 for NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund

When dealership employees at Performance Columbus in Central Ohio found out that dealership employees in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California were hit hard by the recent hurricanes and wildfires, they decided to help.

A Veterans Day Thank You

On this Veterans Day (and every day), we’d like to say thank you to America’s military veterans and their families.

Networking at NADA Show—Making Connections the Right Way

Whether you’ve been to dozens of conventions, or if it’s your very first time, knowing how to network and make the right connections is key in making the most of your NADA Show experience.

ATD Academy Prepares Dealers and Managers for Success

“I wish there had been an ATD Academy when I started in business,” said Bob Nuss, president of Nuss Truck Group in Rochester, Minn., which employs 320 people at eight locations.

ATD Gets Ready For a Season of Change

The truck dealer business is changing every day and we must prepare for what is ahead.

NADA Foundation Supports Dealership Employees after Wildfires in California

Dealership employees from Manly Automotive Group in Santa Rosa, Calif., receive financial assistance from the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund following the wildfires and firestorm that incinerated thousands of homes in the city.

Good Intentions vs. Unintended Consequences

Earlier this month I had the privilege of addressing the Automotive Press Association in Detroit. I told the journalists there that American auto dealers share the same passion: to serve the needs of the car-buying public as efficiently as we can.

Dealership Employment Continues Trend Toward Record

Employment and payroll at U.S. new-car dealerships continued to rise through the first six months of 2017, according to a new midyear report released today by the National Automobile Dealers Association.