Each dealer has a pivotal role to play in our advocacy. Now that the 2020 Washington Conference has come and gone, our advocacy and grassroots work must continue.
2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Oscar Horton Gives Indiana University Business Students Virtual Lecture
The guest lecture is part of the annual Truck Dealer of the Year award program, which offers the winner the opportunity to speak to business students with an interest in entrepreneurship.
In Oregon, franchised dealers have mobilized quickly and offered support to victims of the wildfires with monetary donations.
The three E’s – the elections, the economy and engaging with legislators were at the forefront of day two of NADA’s first virtual Washington Conference.
“Congress needs to hear from you. Tell them how the pandemic has reshaped your business. Share what the auto industry needs to make a strong comeback and prepare for the road ahead.”
“I don’t think the desire for personal vehicle ownership ever really waned to begin with. And if no one shelved their desire to own their own cars and trucks in the first place, there’s not a lot of people to “win back,” even with changed attitudes brought on by the pandemic. Put another way, it’s hard to convert folks if they never lost religion in the first place.”
Suicide isn’t something we talk about in the automotive retail space frequently; however, given the struggles our world is facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is an important time to add mental health and suicide prevention to the conversation around recovery.
August’s SAAR of 15.2 million units marked a 4.8% increase from July’s SAAR of 14.5 million units but is down 11% compared with August 2019.