With demographics set to transform the face of America, the automobile industry is continuing to explore how dealers and automakers tackle the internal issue of how best to advance minority and women dealers and dealership managers and encourage diversity.
NADA commissioned a large-scale research project that included consumer focus groups and a national survey about the future of personal transportation. And what we found cuts against much of the “conventional wisdom.”
“NADA has long supported a data-driven and informed process for determining future greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, and we applaud EPA for putting us back on this path.”
“This decision upholds more than 40 years of consistent interpretation by the courts and the executive branch, and will allow the auto retail industry to continue structuring employment relationships that are efficient and beneficial to dealerships, their employees, and their customers.”
“This sentiment cuts across all demographics and is a durable, fundamental desire of most consumers, even millennials. Ride-hailing will continue to supplement personal vehicle ownership going forward, but it will not supplant it.”
“The automobile is the most exciting platform for innovation in the next 100 years,” says new NADA Chairman Wes Lutz.
Teuton urged dealers to take an interest in legislative issues – such as the President’s infrastructure proposal, changes to the tax code and regulatory burdens – that impact truck dealerships.
Part of the funds will be used to renovate the Auto Skills Center at the base—from remodeling the facility, purchasing tools, re-certifying the lifts and adding eight service bays.
Jay Huston, of Carpinteria, Calif., who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, and his dog, Hurley (Labrador/Golden Retriever cross), attended the auction to raise awareness of Canine Companions.