Dealership Employee in Houston Recalls Harrowing Ordeal Trapped in Attic

Dealership employees who sustained personal property damage caused by the hurricane and flooding can apply for financial assistance through the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund.

NADA Foundation Calls on Dealers to Donate to Emergency Relief Fund

Four days since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in southeastern Texas, the severity of the situation in the Houston area and surrounding communities is still unknown, the weather conditions have not improved and more flooding is on the way.

NADA Foundation Mobilizes Emergency Relief Fund for Dealership Employees Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The situation in East Texas is dire. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes – but in many cases, the traffic arteries to get them out of town are closed

These 5 New-Car Dealerships are Changing the Face of Automotive Retail

MyDealership.org is an initiative by America’s local new car and truck dealerships, designed to show the benefits of local dealerships to consumers, local communities, and car manufacturers.

NADA Celebrates 100 Years

This week marked the 100th anniversary of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). 

A Good Relationship Is a Two-Way Street

I am holding strong to the stance that if factory efforts such as stair-step incentive programs run afoul of everything we and our customers care about, including fairness and transparency, then we are obliged to tell our factory partners that the stairs are merely steps leading directly to the basement.

Host a Member of Congress at Your Dealership in August

The August congressional recess presents a rare opportunity to educate our elected officials on our own home turfs and on our key policy issues.

Former NADA President and Foundation Chairman Robert P. Mallon Dies at 83

Robert P. Mallon, former president of the National Automobile Dealers Association and chairman emeritus of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, died on August 3. He was 83.

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From Website to Showroom – Engaging Consumers to Sell Cars

They say information is power, but what happens with too much information, too many websites, and too many options for one very important vehicle purchase? This information overload creates a phenomenon called the “merry-go-round effect”.

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Why Aren’t Women More Present Within Dealership Personnel?

Women influence the majority of all car buying decisions, so why aren’t they more present within dealership personnel? Our world is rapidly changing and advancing, yet, in the area of women employed at a car dealership our numbers are rather stagnant.

Stars & Stripes Fly High as Truck Dealers Roll into D.C.

ATD hosted a successful third annual legislative fly-in that brought commercial truck dealers from around the country to our nation’s capital to fight for the truck industry.

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NADA Show Returns March 22-25, 2018

In 2018, NADA Show returns to Las Vegas! Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25, NADA Show 2018 will deliver four days of networking, business, innovation and learning at this exciting signature event.

American Truck Dealers (ATD) Rally Congressional Support for Repeal of Federal Excise Tax

Congressional support for H.R. 2946 – a bill that would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on the retail sale of most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers – is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.

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Local SEO: Get Your Dealership Found

Did you realize that there are actually two kinds of SEO? When most people talk about SEO, they’re talking about “traditional” SEO, where you’re doing things to a website to get it to show up at a higher ranking when someone does a search in Google.

Actually, Connecticut Should Remain Discount Country

The first problem with Sibilla’s argument is, of course, that the referenced study has been thoroughly debunked. In fact, in February 2015, Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler described it as “bizarrely outdated” and gave it a maximum of Four Pinocchios for false claims.

NADA’s New-Vehicle Sales Forecast Remains Unchanged at 17.1 Million for 2017

With six months of U.S. new-vehicle sales in the books, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is holding steady at its original sales forecast of 17.1 million new cars and light trucks for 2017.

VIDEO: Lithia Motors Founder Discusses Importance of 20 Group Participation

We recently traveled to Medford, Oregon to chat with Sid DeBoer, founder and chairman of Lithia Motors, about his experience with 20 Groups.

NADA Visits the White House to Discuss Tax Reform

Recently, I had the profound privilege of joining fellow NADA leadership at the White House to meet with some of the officials who write the rules and regulations that impact our great industry.

6 Reasons to Repeal the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) introduced legislation in Congress Tuesday to repeal a burdensome federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks originally imposed in 1917 to help defray the cost of World War I.

Time is Right to Repeal Federal Excise Tax

Tax reform and spurring economic growth are at the top of the agenda on Capitol Hill. But when it comes to a harmful tax in the commercial truck retail market, there is none greater than the federal excise tax.

Light Trucks Account for 63% of New-Vehicle Sales through May

Sales of new crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks continued to gain market share through the first five months of 2017, NADA reports in the May edition of Market Beat.

NADA Praises CHOICE Act Provisions to Preserve Consumer Discounts in Auto Financing

On Wednesday, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) introduced the Financial CHOICE Act, H.R. 10, a comprehensive financial reform bill.

3 Reasons to Attend America’s Premier Dealership Training Program

If you work in automotive retail, chances are that you or someone you know has benefited from the NADA Academy. Founded in 1979, the industry standard for dealership operations training has prepared generations of automotive leaders for successful dealership careers.

INFOGRAPHIC: Employment at U.S. Commercial Truck Dealerships Up 5.6% in 2016

Employment at U.S. commercial truck dealerships has reached its highest point in five years, according to a new report from the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

VIDEO: AutoNation’s Mike Jackson Shares Views on Auto Retailing at NADA/J.D. Power Forum in NYC

Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation, said dealers will have to find creative ways to grow their business in an ever-challenging retail environment during an interview with Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Spector at the 2017 NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum on April 11.

INFOGRAPHIC: New-Car Dealership Employment Sets Record in 2016

Employment, wages and payroll at U.S. new-car dealerships all continued to rise in 2016, according to a new report released by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Seasonal Downturn Moves to Brighter Conditions in Truck Industry

As winter turns to spring, ATD members must stay strong through the winds, hail and rough storms-both literally and figuratively.

Café Reconcile Provides Job Training for New Orleans Youth

This past January, ahead of the NADA convention which returned to New Orleans for the 12th time since 1973, the NADA Foundation donated $50,000 to Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports Café Reconcile.

NADA Partners with Junior Achievement to Improve Financial Literacy

The National Automobile Dealers Association and the NADA Women Directors announced a partnership with Junior Achievement USA to teach financial educational courses to students in grade schools and high schools through a volunteer program.

Army Veteran Discusses the Importance of Service Dogs for Wounded Warriors

Steve Blackman is a retired sergeant in the U.S. Army who lives in Dallas, Texas, with his family. He and his service dog, Gottlieb, recently attended a fundraising event at the 2017 NADA convention in New Orleans that benefitted Canine Companions.

Auto Dealers Announce Nationwide Initiative at Centennial Celebration

It’s day three of the auto industry event of the year, the NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, where America’s new-car and -truck dealers are celebrating the 100th anniversary of NADA and of the industry as a whole.

Automotive Highlights from #CES2017

For those unable to make the trip to Las Vegas for CES, here are a few highlights:

7 Key Facts About Automotive Retail

NADA’s 100th anniversary is a great opportunity to check the pulse of the industry, and then roll up our sleeves for the next 100 years.

The Year at a Glance: A Final Message From NADA’s 2016 Chairman

As the last month of 2016 is well under way, we often become engrossed in holiday plans, end-of-year travel and New Year’s resolutions. But it’s equally important to pause and appreciate what we’ve accomplished over the past year.

NADA Concerned about Potential ‘Border Adjustability Tax’ in 2017 Tax Reform Bill

One of the provisions included in the Tax Reform Blueprint has generated significant concern among several industries, including the automotive sector.

The Next 100 Years of Evolution is Here

As the end of the year approaches and NADA’s next 100 years is upon us, dealers are looking to the future of this industry more than ever.

100 Years of Standing Up for Our Customers

We should never forget that this association’s genesis was in 1917 when dealers wanted to defend their customers from unfair policies in Washington, D.C.

Support NADA’s Baton Rouge Flood Relief Efforts

On August 15, the residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, woke up to the worst flood disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.

YES! State Franchise Laws Lower Prices and Benefit Consumers

A new economic report from the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies makes one overriding conclusion: state auto franchise laws lower retail prices of new cars, which benefits consumers.

Auto Dealers Rally Behind Consumer-Focused Senate Bill

NADA’s battle to tame the CFPB continues and Senate bill S. 2663 is the next chapter.

To Drive or Not to Drive: On Recalls, That is the Only Question — and Only Because of Parts

Many have lost sight of the core issue at hand, which is what to do with recalled vehicles while consumers and dealers are awaiting replacement parts from the manufacturers. Because when we’re talking about recalls, parts are everything.

What Happens In Vegas

What do Cirque du Soleil, Chris Angel, Celine Dion and NADA all have in common? We’ll all be in Vegas at the end of this month. From March 31 through April 3, what happens in Vegas won’t just stay in Vegas.