Month: October 2017

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.

NADA/ATD to Give Input in Supreme Court Case

The outstanding case that will be heard by the Supreme Court this month is: Do dealership service advisors fall within the federal “salesmen, partsmen and mechanics” overtime pay exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

ATD Show 2018 Registration is Now Open

Registration and hotel selection for the Commercial Truck Industry Event of the Year is now open! ATD Show 2018 returns to Las Vegas for four days, Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25.

NADA Chairman Discusses the Negative Consequences of Stair-Step Incentive Programs

NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli on Tuesday urged automakers to consider how stair-step incentive programs are damaging their brands, and alerted manufacturers about the unintended consequences of such programs that erode consumer trust and lead to a lack of loyalty to – and desire for – their brands over time.

NADA Show brand photo_expo floor

NADA Show 2018 Registration is Now Open

Registration for the Auto Industry Event of the Year is now open! NADA Show 2018 returns to Las Vegas for four days, Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25.

Michigan Auto Dealer Wes Lutz Elected 2018 NADA Chairman; Charlie Gilchrist Elected Vice Chairman

“From start to finish, the nation’s franchised new-car dealership network has to benefit consumers in newer ways than ever before,” said Wes Lutz, 2018 chairman-elect.