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.
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 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.
“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.
Gary Matern, president and general manager of O’Brien Auto Park of Fort Myers, estimates nearly all 145 employees working at his Hyundai-Subaru-Mazda dealership sustained some level of property damage to their homes and cars.
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.
More than 400 new-car and truck dealers and dealer association executives from across the country traveled to the nation’s capital this week urging lawmakers to implement pro-growth tax reform.
Just past midnight, about 36 hours after Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in southeast Texas, flood water began seeping through a side bedroom and front door of James Lloreda’s home in Dickinson, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Houston.
As the news cycle inevitably shifts, the Gulf Coast region in Texas is only just beginning its recovery process. And for the dealership employees who sustained property damage from Hurricane Harvey, the impact will be felt for years to come.
Rhett Ricart, chairman of NADA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and president, Ricart Automotive Group in Columbus, Ohio, testifies at a U.S. EPA hearing in the nation’s capital on Sept. 6, 2017 on the midterm evaluation of GHG emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles.