The ATD Academy program includes six, one-week classroom sessions over the course of a year, which includes financial management, fixed ops (parts), fixed ops (service), variable ops (pre-owned vehicles), variable ops (new vehicles) and business leadership.
New-car dealers looking to invest in the future of their dealership workforce should consider enrolling their managers in the new professional-training courses developed by the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Since 1992, the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund has donated more than $7 million to dealership employees and their families impacted by natural disasters.
On Aug. 2, NADA’s leadership attended a meeting at the White House and asked administration officials to consider addressing the dealership technician shortage as part of its workforce initiative.
AutoConference LA will be held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, the tallest U.S. building west of Chicago. The half-day conference precedes press days at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Last week, 38 heavy-duty truck dealers and Automotive Trade Association Executives (ATAE) from 17 states attended ATD’s legislative fly-in. In all, 92 meetings were held on Capitol Hill to rally congressional support for S. 3052 and H.R. 2946, bills that would repeal the FET.
For businesses like Southern Auto Group, the U.S Department of Labor – through its HIRE Vets Medallion Program – will recognize employers who recruit, retain and employ veterans, and who offer charitable services in support of the veteran community.
“It’s the highest excise tax Congress levies on a percentage basis on any product, including alcohol and tobacco,” said ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton. “It’s time for Congress to repeal this tax.”
In a new MyDealership.org video, ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton discusses the importance of dealerships to their local communities as employers offering well-paying career opportunities and generating taxes to support local and state governments.
The FET delays the purchase of new heavy-duty trucks, preventing cleaner, more efficient and safer trucks from operating on roadways.