Category: Dealership Operations

Millennial Employees

Six Things to Never Tell Your Millennial Employees

Engaging with Millennial employees means connecting in meaningful ways and addressing concerns in a productively and positively.

#WomenInAutomotive: Video Competition

Share a video publicly on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter and include the hashtag (#WomenInAutomotive) for the chance to win a free Apple Watch!

Autonomous Vehicle Services

Mobility as a Service: A Threat or Opportunity for Car Dealers?

As the software used to facilitate Mobility as a Service (MaaS) becomes more of a commodity than an innovation, the timing is right for the innovative automotive retailer to utilize MaaS as a new profit center for the dealership.

VIDEO: Volvo President Highlights Plan to Visit All 300 U.S. Dealerships in Person

Shortly after taking over as President and CEO of Volvo, Anders Gustafsson made an ambitious plan to meet with all 300 of the Swedish automaker’s U.S. dealers in one week.

VIDEO: Nissan VP Discusses Impact of Branding Collaboration with Star Wars

“The key to our success has been thinking about the dealers upfront, to allow true collaboration with the brands and integration at a national level that is consistent all the way down to the local retail experience.”

Auto Dealer Offers Advice to Maximize Educational Workshop Experience at NADA Show

When it comes to continuing education for managers at new-car dealerships, Shirley Quinn has experienced numerous training programs over her 43-year career working in the retail-automobile industry.

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? 

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.

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.

The Equifax Data Breach – What Dealers Should Know

Given the number of people affected and the sensitive type of information exposed, dealers should understand the basics of the breach and what it means for their customers.