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NADA and Reflection Software Win Gold Award for Training

The award-winning training video module, “Finding Meaning Behind the Words: How Video Scenarios Brought the DISC Model to Life for Dealerships,” is part of NADA’s Professional Series course in Leadership …

ATD Academy Class Sold Out for Fall 2019; Next Class Begins Spring 2020

ATD Academy Class 040 included 27 graduates from commercial-truck dealerships in the U.S. and Canada who attended six intensive week-long classroom sessions over a one-year period at ATD headquarters in Tysons, Va.

Hyundai Donates $50,000 to the NADA Foundation’s Workforce Initiative

“High school students, their advisors and parents need to know that today’s cars have more computing power than the systems that guided the Apollo astronauts to the moon.”

NADA and ATD Leadership Search for the Next Generation of Service Techs

To spark interest in service technician careers at automotive and commercial truck dealerships, the NADA Foundation in January 2019 rolled out a new multi-faceted Workforce Initiative …

New ATD Video Highlights the Need to End the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks

The outdated tax adds tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of a new commercial truck, while keeping older, less safe and less fuel-efficient ones on the road longer, ATD says in a new video.

The Automotive Forum Returns to NYC on April 16

The 10th annual Automotive Forum will bring together auto execs, new-car dealers, thought leaders and others to discuss topics that will impact the global auto industry and economy.

Trey Mytty Selected as 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The national award, sponsored by ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software, recognizes commercial-truck dealers who demonstrate a track record of success in dealership management, service to the industry and community impact.

ADESA Charity Auction at the NADA Show Raises $77,118 for Canine Companions

It marked the eighth straight year that ADESA has held an auction at the NADA Show to benefit the NADA Foundation’s Frank E. McCarthy Memorial Fund, which supports Canine Companions. To date, the auctions have raised $460,118.

ATD Announces New Industry Coalition to Repeal Federal Excise Tax and ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’

“Repealing this 102-year-old tax remains our No. 1 priority. This tax discourages the deployment of today’s cleaner, safer and more fuel-efficient heavy-duty trucks,” said ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton. “And this year, we won’t be alone in the fight. We now have some strong industry allies.”

U.S. Economic Trends Point to a Solid Auto Sales Environment in 2019

“The current posture of the U.S. economy is strong,” Manzi said at a press briefing during the NADA Show in San Francisco.

Iowa’s Bruce Anderson Elected Chairman of the Automotive Trade Association Executives

The election was held at the ATAE winter meeting in San Francisco in conjunction with the NADA and American Truck Dealers (ATD) shows.

NADA Donation Helps San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Purchase a New Commercial Truck

“NADA has a long history of supporting local organizations in cities that host its annual show,” said NADA Chairman Wes Lutz.

NADA Show 2019 to Offer Numerous NADA Expert-Led Workshops in San Francisco

“NADA is proud to showcase our world class education designed by the best subject matter experts in the industry, alongside our development team, to come up with the most relevant ways to make our dealers more successful today,” said Hal Wurster, vice president of NADA Dealership Operations.

John Nichols is One of Six Nominees for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The national award recognizes commercial truck dealers for industry leadership, business performance and community service.

Trey Mytty Is One of Six Nominees for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The winner will be announced on Jan. 26 during ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.

Harry Moyer Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The national award recognizes commercial-truck dealers for industry leadership, business performance and community service.

NADA Forecasts 16.8 Million New-Vehicle Sales in 2019

New-vehicle sales are on pace to reach 17 million units in 2018, which would mark the fourth straight year of U.S. auto sales above 17 million units.

Terry Minor Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The national award is sponsored by ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software.

Kim Mesfin Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 26, during ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.

David Kriete Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 26, during ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.

NADA Confirms Show Dates for Next Five Years

Considered the Automotive Industry Event of the Year, the NADA Show includes keynote speakers, educational workshops, dealer franchise meetings, an Expo with hundreds of exhibitors and numerous networking opportunities.

Truck Dealer of the Year Rick Reynolds Lectures Business Students at Indiana University

The guest lecture appearance is part of the annual Truck Dealer of the Year awards program, which has been judged by business professors from the university for the past 20 years.

Report: New-Car Dealership Employment and Wages Continue to Rise

Through the first half of 2018, the nation’s 16,794 franchised new-car dealerships employed more than 1.1 million people, up 0.8 percent compared to same period a year ago.

National Weather Service Issues New Flood Warning for the Carolinas

Dealership employees affected by any natural disaster can apply for financial assistance from the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Truck Dealer of the Year Rick Reynolds Delivers Keynote Address at ATD Academy Graduation

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.

Dealership Management Training – An Investment in Future Success

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.

Dealership Employee Evacuates Twice on Same Day from California Wildfires

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.

Dealerships Can Join President Trump’s Workforce Initiative

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.

Mazda and Honda Execs Slated for NADA / J.D. Power AutoConference LA on Nov. 27

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.

American Truck Dealers (ATD) Organize Coalition to Repeal Outdated Federal Excise Tax

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.

U.S. Department of Labor to Nationally Recognize Employers with HIRE Vets Medallion Program

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.

Momentum Grows to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks

“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.”

My Truck Dealership Is Local

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.

Congressman LaMalfa Pushes for FET Repeal with House Leadership

The FET delays the purchase of new heavy-duty trucks, preventing cleaner, more efficient and safer trucks from operating on roadways.

NADA Launches New Professional Series for Dealership Managers

The new NADA Professional Series provides training to new or high-potential department managers working in sales, office, parts and service.

American Truck Dealers Push for Repeal of Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Duty Trucks

Rep. Rooney, who met with employees and toured the dealership, was the first cosponsor of H.R. 2946, a bill that would repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

New ATD Report: Employment at U.S. Commercial Truck Dealerships Up 12%

“Overall employment at U.S. truck dealerships is the highest it has been in the last five years,” said ATD Senior Economist Patrick Manzi. “Truck dealers continue to contribute to their communities with jobs that pay well and offer the ability for advancement.”

Jodie Teuton Elected Chairwoman of American Truck Dealers

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.

NADA Donates $50,000 to Benefit Service Members at Air Force Base in Las Vegas

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.

ADESA Auction Raises $50,000 for Canine Companions at NADA Show in Las Vegas

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.

NADA Senior Economist Patrick Manzi Discusses Auto Retailing Trends at NADA Show 2018

Despite the economic headwinds likely to impact the retail-auto industry this year, NADA is sticking to its original sales forecast of 16.7 million new cars and light trucks in 2018.

NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli: Vehicle Affordability Drives NADA’s Advocacy Efforts

“Vehicle affordability is the air we breathe. Affordability is everything. Americans need cars – affordable cars – more than ever,” Scarpelli said today in keynote remarks at NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas.

ATD Chairman Steve Parker Urges Repeal of Federal Excise Tax in Farewell Address

“ATD supported new legislation, H.R. 2946, which would eliminate the archaic federal excise tax altogether,” said Parker, president of Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers in Linthicum, Md.

Rick Reynolds Named 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year

Rick Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers in Norcross, Ga., was named 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year—a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.

American Truck Dealers Host Economic Roundtable Discussion at ATD Show

ATD’s outlook for truck dealerships in 2018 and beyond is positive. Tailwinds stemming from the passage of new tax legislation, high levels of business and consumer confidence and higher profitability point to a strong year for new-truck sales and service this year.

Craig Young Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Young Truck Sales includes two sales, service and parts dealerships, and a leasing company and body shop, in Canton, Ohio, with 154 employees representing Freightliner, Volvo and Isuzu trucks.

Lee White Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Old River Companies includes eight full-service dealerships and a body shop with 235 employees in Mississippi and Louisiana representing Volvo, Mack, Hino and Isuzu trucks.

Jon Vandehey Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Mid-State Truck Service includes six sales, service and parts facilities and dealerships in Wisconsin with 230 employees representing Navistar, IC Bus, Isuzu, Diamond Coach and Collins Bus.

China’s GAC Motor to Exhibit at NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas

The other automakers exhibiting at the NADA Show (formerly the NADA Convention & Expo) are Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Mitsubishi Motors North America, Subaru of America and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

Rick Reynolds Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Peach State Truck Centers includes 11 sales and service and parts facilities with 600 employees in Georgia and Alabama representing Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Ford Commercial Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso, Sprinter Vans, Thomas Built Buses and Autocar.

Mark Bergey Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Mark Bergey volunteers at Refuge Ranch ministry, a home for abandoned children in central Mexico.

Nick Saban: “Forget Disneyland, I’m Going to the NADA Show.”

Saban is one of five keynote speakers slated for NADA Show 2018 (formerly the NADA Convention & Expo). The NADA Show returns to Las Vegas from March 22-25.

John Arscott Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

John Arscott, CEO of The Pete Store in Baltimore, Md., is one of seven nominees for 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year – a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.

Joseph Alosa Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Kenworth Truck Co. honors New England Kenworth in Burlington, Vt., for 40 years in business at a national dealer meeting in 2016. From left to right: Preston Feight, former general manager of Kenworth; MaryBeth Alosa and Denise Alosa with their father, Joe Alosa, from New England Kenworth; and Kevin Baney, assistant general manager of sales and marketing for Kenworth Truck Co.

ATD Announces Nominees for Truck Dealer of the Year Award

The American Truck Dealers (ATD), Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software today announced the nominees for the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year – a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry leadership and community service.

Auto Dealer Offers Advice to Maximize Educational Workshop Experience at NADA Show

When it comes to continuing education for managers at new-car dealerships, Shirley Quinn has experienced numerous training programs over her 43-year career working in the retail-automobile industry.

Dealership Employees in Central Ohio Raise $17,440 for NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund

When dealership employees at Performance Columbus in Central Ohio found out that dealership employees in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California were hit hard by the recent hurricanes and wildfires, they decided to help.

ATD Academy Prepares Dealers and Managers for Success

“I wish there had been an ATD Academy when I started in business,” said Bob Nuss, president of Nuss Truck Group in Rochester, Minn., which employs 320 people at eight locations.

NADA Foundation Supports Dealership Employees after Wildfires in California

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.

Dealership Employment Continues Trend Toward Record

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.

Dealership Employee Riki Burkhart: ‘We Have to Rebuild’ after Hurricane Irma

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.

Dealership Employee James Lloreda: ‘We Are Starting Over’

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.

U.S. EPA Hears from All Sides on GHG Midterm Rules

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.

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

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.

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.

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.