Getting the Most Out of NADA Show

Live Stage Sessions Cover Where Dealers Have Been and What’s Ahead

Auto Sector Faces Regulatory Changes in Biden Administration

On January 28, NADA hosted a webinar entitled “2021 Policy Outlook: What Changes Can Be Expected in the New Administration.”

Television Advertising During and After the Pandemic

Car dealerships have three big questions when it comes to television advertising these days, TVB President and CEO Steve Lanzano said during his Wednesday session on the NADA Live Stage.

ATD Works to Secure Truck Dealer Landscape

While politics in the nation’s capital may be partisan, truck dealers are more united than ever advocating for their customers, employees, and dealerships. I urge our members to get involved and stay engaged.

Adaptation and Reinvention

NADA Show Virtual Live Stage Features New Ways NADA Is Supporting Dealers.

Rick DeSilva, Jr. Named 2021 TIME Dealer of the Year

Regional Finalists were Michael Molstead, Christine Alicandro Karnolt, Timothy Crenwelge and Christina Dawkins.

Building Brand Awareness with Television

Television has the power to drive people to take action.

NADA Show is Here—What’s in Store for Day 1

Get the rundown of everything planned for our virtual dealer event.

Registration Open for Virtual NADA Show

Know Before You Go: NADA Show 2021 Starts Tomorrow

Get the rundown of all you’ll need to know to navigate all the excitement happening at the Show.

NADA Expo

Five Reasons Not to Miss NADA Show 2021

Dig into a few reasons why this first-ever all-virtual experience will be one for the books.

NADA Market Beat: Light-Vehicle Sales Start Strong in January 2021

New light-vehicle sales in January started off the year at a strong pace. While the January 2021 SAAR of 16.63 million represents a decline of 1.4% from January 2020, it was the highest monthly SAAR since the start of the pandemic.

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Pre-Show Days Now Open at NADA Show 2021

Personalize your virtual experience, begin exploring the Show and start connecting with exhibitors and attendees.

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Mark Wahlberg and Jay Feldman Join the NADA Show Main Stage

We’re still rolling out surprises only one week away from this first-ever virtual Show experience.

Former NADA Chairman Bill Fox Packs It In

2015-2016 NADA chairman, owner of Fox Dealerships in New York State, sells dealership group to Jonathan Sobel.

4th Annual Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest Semifinalists Announced

Launched in August 2019, the video contest is part of NADA’s Women Driving Auto Retail initiative, which highlights the current voices of women working in dealerships and encourages other women to pursue automotive careers.

Women Drive the Auto Retail Conversation at NADA Show 2021

Hear insights from women who are shaping auto retail in the industry today.

Learn to Navigate the Virtual NADA Show at Show Orientation, Feb. 4 and 5

Orientation sessions will guide you through this amazing digital experience with in-depth lessons on each area of the Show.

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Get Early Access to NADA Show and Expo, Beginning Feb. 4

We’re giving attendees five additional days to explore the NADA Show platform before the Live event kicks off.

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Check Out Expo Specials at NADA Show 2021

NADA wants to make it easy for Show attendees to search for Expo deals and product discounts.

New Year Brings Change and Opportunity for America’s Truck Dealers

We have pulled through one of the most challenging times of our lives, and I’m confident that we’re well-positioned to take advantage of the new year’s opportunities.

ATD Truck Beat: 2020 Analysis and 2021 Sales Forecast

Commercial truck sales closed out 2020 with total sales just shy of 410,000 units, a decline of 22.3% from the 2019 total.

Auto Shows and the G.O.A.T. – A Perspective

The auto show is one of the most core approaches for automakers to reach auto buyers – there is no denying or refuting it.

NADA Show Workshops

New Legal and Regulatory Updates for Dealers at NADA Show 2021

Learn what legislative and regulatory activity will affect dealer operations in the coming months.

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Networking and Entertainment at NADA Show 2021 Welcome Reception

Make new connections and enjoy games and entertainment at our Show receptions and happy hours.

Franchise Meetings Offer Dealers Prime Opportunity to Connect and Ask OEMs Questions at NADA Show 2021

While dealers won’t be able to convene in-person in New Orleans, the Auto Industry Event of the Year will still go on – offering all the benefits the Show has to offer, including the opportunity for dealers to get exclusive insights into their respective brands via franchise meetings with OEM representatives.

NADA Issues Analysis of 2020 Auto Sales, 2021 Sales Forecast

2020 came to a close with new-light vehicle sales of 14.46 million units, down 14.7% compared to 2019.

Information Technology vs. Cybersecurity: Business Protection Requires A Partnership

In today’s business environment, cybersecurity is of vital concern to businesses of all kinds and all sizes. However, auto dealerships, in particular, have faced a marked increase in cyber attacks.

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Score Major Points at NADA Show Prize Zone

Connecting with exhibitors virtually at NADA Show can score you major points as you navigate the virtual Expo floor.

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Keynote Speakers Hit the Main Stage at NADA Show 2021

The Main Stage will be the place for dynamic keynote speakers, insights from industry leaders and the announcement of the 2021 TIME Dealer of the Year.

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A Sneak Peek at the 2021 Virtual NADA Show

In this new video, NADA offers an introduction to many of the features of the virtual NADA Show platform available at this year’s Show Feb. 9-11.

NADA Market Beat: 2020 Light-Vehicle Sales Reach 14.46 Million Units

The year came to close with new light-vehicle sales of 14.46 million units, down 14.7% from 2019 and the lowest full-year sales total since 2012.

CFPB Taskforce Promotes NADA Fair Credit Program

In January 2020 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger appointed a taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law to explore and make recommendations on ways to improve consumer protection in the marketplace.

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International Dealers Connect at NADA Show 2021

NADA Show 2021 is the perfect opportunity for international dealers to virtually connect with fellow dealers, exhibitors, OEMs and allied industry partners from around the world.

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Education for Truck Dealers at NADA Show 2021

In addition to workshops for each dealership department, truck dealers will find the ATD-focused sessions especially timely.

2021 Auto Executive Webinar Series

2021 Auto Executive Outlook: What Dealers Need to Know for the New Year

Prepare your dealership team for the coming year and get ready for this year’s NADA Show with this timely dealer learning.

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Dealer Networking Like Never Before at NADA Show 2021

Each day of the Show will feature tons of ways to connect and have fun with fellow attendees in this virtual environment.

Dealership Buy-Sell Firm Haig Partners Makes $10,000 Donation to NADA Workforce Initiative and Launches Match Program

In addition to their $10,000 donation, Haig Partners is launching a match program that could generate another $20,000.

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Plan Your 2021 NADA Expo Experience

Start planning your virtual Expo Experience now and get the most out of all that’s in store for attendees and exhibitors at NADA Show.

North Carolina Dealer Launches Classic Car Restoration Contest to Keep Service Department Employees Working

John Hiester of the Heister Automotive Group in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. created a competition pinning teams of service employees against each other to restore classic vehicles.

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NADA Show 2021 Will Be More Innovative Than Ever

Learn why franchised dealers and their dealership teams won’t want to miss this industry-leading event.

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NADA Discusses Diversity in the Auto Industry at NADA Show

To make positive changes in the industry, NADA is hosting a conversation on what it will take to grow and diversify our industry for the future.

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Save on Group Registration for NADA Show 2021

Now the whole dealership can attend! Save $50 per attendee when you register a group of 10 or more for this year’s Show.

The Auto Industry Event of the Year is Coming to a Screen Near You

NADA Show 2021 is bigger, better and jam-packed with keynote speakers, workshops and education sessions that the entire dealership can benefit from.

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Live Stage Excitement Returns to NADA Show 2021

Hosts Maggie Clark and Madison Alexander will lead the stage, along with interviews, info segments and special guests to guide attendees through NADA Show 2021.

Demand for Trucks Grows Strong in December

December 2020 marks a time that most truck dealers didn’t expect to see in the earlier part of the year: strong growth.

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Virtual Exchange Helps Dealers Brainstorm Business Challenges

Dealer-to-dealer discussions share solutions for the most pressing dealership business questions at NADA Show.

What COVID Has Taught Us About the Future of Auto Retailing

It is my hope that the rest of the industry, including automakers, heed the lessons already learned, and truly listen to what their own customers are telling them about the importance of convenience, flexibility, transparency and fairness in the vehicle sales process.

NADA Show 2021 Collector Car Video Contest

As part of NADA Show 2021, we are inviting NADA members to share a video of their favorite collector car for a chance to win $5,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice.

Relaunching the NADA Experience Contest to Celebrate Academy Alumni

To celebrate and recognize our alumni, we are excited to announce the relaunch of the NADA Academy Experience Contest. The contest will showcase the lives and legacies of graduates who embody the mission of NADA academic excellence and leadership.

NADA Market Beat: New-Vehicle Sales Down Slightly Compared to Previous Two Months

For 2020, we expect that new light-vehicle sales will total 14.2 million units. There may be some regional ups and downs in sales as the country deals with spikes in COVID-19 cases throughout the winter months.

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Distinguished Speaker Series Returns to NADA Show 2021

These five dedicated sessions will help dealers improve their workplace skills via personal development.

Adapting Dealer and OEM Priorities in Light of Covid

We want to work with our OEM partners to ensure that the customer satisfaction that is at record levels stays that way.

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NADA Show 2021 Offers Workshops for Every Dealership Department

NADA Academy instructors as well as top industry specialists will lead more than 60 education sessions, with something for each dealership department, at NADA Show 2021.

NADA Show 2021 Virtual Franchise Meetings

Franchise Meeting Schedule Announced for NADA Show 2021

Franchise meetings will offer the opportunity to speak directly to automakers dealerships’ concerns during Q and A sessions and a chance to get to know other successful dealers under your brand. 

Three Cross-Tier Strategies to Implement Today

Unique market conditions—that would have been impossible to predict—have forced automotive marketers to toss out their original 2020 strategies and find efficiencies for the present moment.

America’s Truck Dealers Show Resilience During Toughest Year Yet

Despite everything that’s taken us to our breaking point, we’ve survived. And I know we’ll come out of 2020 as resilient as ever!

NADA Announces 4th Annual Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest

Share how you have adapted as a woman inside your dealership and why the auto retail industry is still a great career path.

NADA Market Beat: New-Vehicle Sales Top 16 Million Unit SAAR for Second Straight Month

The new light-vehicle sales volume in October equated to a SAAR of 16.2 million units, the second straight month with a SAAR above 16 million units.

NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: NADA Show 2021

NADA’s first-ever virtual NADA Show 2021 is a vital time for dealers to come together and learn from the experts and from each other.

Registration Open for Virtual NADA Show

Virtual Registration Now Open for NADA Show 2021

It’s now easier than ever to access all the education, networking and Expo connections you’ve come to expect from NADA, virtually.

NADA Makes Major Leadership Announcements

On October 20, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) made several leadership announcements for 2021.

Positive Sales Forecast for America’s Truck Dealers

Despite the challenges of this year, truck dealers continued to work hard to keep the ground fertile so that our markets could grow through even the toughest conditions.

ATD Truck Beat: Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Continue to Improve

Look for commercial truck sales to continue improving the rest of the year and into 2021.

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NADA Expo Goes Virtual as Part of NADA Show 2021

Exhibitors and Attendees alike will be able to utilize our new virtual show platform to plan and customize the virtual Show experience that best fits their specific needs.

NADA Show 2021 Goes Virtual

NADA Show 2021 Goes Virtual

NADA Show 2021 will take place virtually, Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 11. Learn what a virtual NADA Show will mean for dealers and the entire auto industry.

NADA Foundation Provides Hope to Dealership Employees in Wake of Hurricanes and Violent Storms

The NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund was established in 1992 to provide aid to auto and truck dealership employees impacted by natural disasters.

NADA Issues Analysis of Third Quarter 2020 Auto Sales

“Given the better than expected recovery in the new light-vehicle market, we estimate 2020 new light-vehicle sales to be higher, reaching 14.1 million units,” added Manzi.

NADA Market Beat: New Light-Vehicle Sales Up for Fifth Consecutive Month

New light-vehicle sales increased for the fifth straight month in September.

Advocacy Must Extend Beyond NADA’s Washington Conference

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.

Auto Dealers Fighting the Impact of West Coast Wildfires

In Oregon, franchised dealers have mobilized quickly and offered support to victims of the wildfires with monetary donations.

Auto Dealers Gather Virtually to Make Their Voices Heard in Washington

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.

Storming the Hill Without the Fly-In: NADA Holds First All-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.”

Election Time at ATD

We must do everything we can to secure our future in the commercial truck industry, especially as we continue to recover from a global pandemic.

The Pandemic Isn’t Winning Back Vehicle Ownership Converts—They Never Left

“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 Prevention Day Offers Dealers an Opportunity to Enhance Business Culture

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.

NADA Market Beat: New Light-Vehicle Sales Continue to Recover

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.

NHTSA Launches SaferCar App to Deliver Safety Info to the Public

The United States Department of Transportation today announced the launch of a redesigned mobile app, SaferCar, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Revisit All That Your ATD Membership Offers

By Steve Bassett, Chairman, American Truck Dealers When we, as a business community, face many unknowns and uncharted territory in front of us, there is power in going back to the […]

OSHA Safe + Sound Week is Important Time to Audit Coronavirus Safety Standards at Dealerships

As operating in the coronavirus environment is the new normal, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safe + Sound Week, the week of August 10 to 16, is a good time to evaluate a dealership’s new operating procedures and optimize them for the long haul.

500-Year Flood Devastates Auto-Focused Northwood University

University president Dr. Kent MacDonald said that regardless of the devastation, the university is working hard to welcome students back this fall by rebuilding athletic facilities, renovating classrooms, and engineering the campus so that it’s better protected against flooding in the future.

ABA Promotes Adoption of NADA Fair Credit Program

The action represents the latest recognition by a diverse and growing number of public and private groups of the value of the optional NADA fair credit program as an effective mechanism to address fair credit concerns while preserving competition in the marketplace. 

NADA Market Beat: July Vehicle Sales Improve for Third Consecutive Month

The July SAAR totaled 14.5 million units, a decline of 14.4% compared with July 2019 but up from the SAAR of 13.1 million units for June 2020.

Dealers Win Critical Court Decision Against CDK, Reynolds & Reynolds

Dealers in Arizona scored a major victory late Friday when the U.S. District Court in Arizona ruled strongly in favor of a 2019 law that gives local dealerships greater ability to protect customer data that resides in dealer management systems.

Data Security and Privacy: What Dealers Need to Know

Increasingly stringent data security and privacy laws mean that technology providers will play a critical role in meeting these requirements for dealerships.

Thank You

PPP loans have delivered for countless employees across the nation who were the intended beneficiaries. This bipartisan measure may go down in history as one of the most cost-effective stimulus measures ever deployed.

Remembering Congressman John Lewis

Like so many others in Washington, I had the privilege to work with Representative Lewis – first as the communications director for the Congressional Black Caucus and then as an association lobbyist. I started reflecting on the numerous times I’d taken people into his office to advance a particular issue.

NADA Readies Itself for a More Culturally Inclusive Future with New Hire

NADA continues to take steps to demonstrate its commitment to reaching diverse constituencies in our country’s current, politically-charged environment.

Protect Jobs and Speed Economic Recovery by Suspending the FET

As Congress considers the next phases of virus-related economic recovery legislation, it should include suspension of the FET on new trucks and trailers until the end of 2021.

ATD Truck Beat: Commercial Truck Sales Down 29.2% During First Half of 2020

As with most industries, truck sales the rest of the year will be dependent on the ability to control the spread of COVID-19.

NADA Issues Second Quarter 2020 Auto Sales Analysis

During this quarter, retail sales recovered much more quickly than fleet sales from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ATD Dealer Attitude Survey Now Open

With American businesses reopening and reacclimating to the current environment, it’s time to hear from America’s truck dealers through the 2020 ATD Dealer Attitude Survey of Manufacturers.

FCC Issues Ruling on “Peer-to-Peer” Texting Platforms

On June 25, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Declaratory Ruling (“Ruling”) relating to text messages, autodialers, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Dealerships Jobs Starting Climb Back From April Lows

New data out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that franchised dealerships added 80,200 jobs in May, an extremely encouraging sign for employment in U.S. automotive retail.

NADA Market Beat: June Vehicle Sales Increased to 13 Million SAAR

New light-vehicle sales in June improved compared to May but remain down significantly compared to this time last year.

The Fleet Versus Retail Disconnect in May’s Sales Numbers

Fleet sales were down year-over-year by a whopping 72% in May, while retail sales only fell by 17%.

Suspending the Federal Excise Tax Can’t Wait

I urge my fellow dealers and others in the industry to contact their member of Congress this week to convey support for FET suspension and a strong economic recovery.

ATD Calls on Trucking Community to Support “Suspend the FET” Week

“Suspend the FET” week is the perfect time for truck dealers and other trucking industry stakeholders to contact House Democrats and ask them to sign the Pappas FET suspension letter.

NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: Our Manufacturers Need Us More Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened a greater dialogue between automakers and dealers, and we cannot miss this chance for the advancement of the industry that many of us have spent our lives building.