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.
As the HEALS Act is now under negotiation, ATD urges dealers to call upon their lawmakers in Washington and secure inclusion of suspending the FET through 2021.
Increasingly stringent data security and privacy laws mean that technology providers will play a critical role in meeting these requirements for dealerships.
As with most industries, truck sales the rest of the year will be dependent on the ability to control the spread of COVID-19.
During this quarter, retail sales recovered much more quickly than fleet sales from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New light-vehicle sales in June improved compared to May but remain down significantly compared to this time last year.
Fleet sales were down year-over-year by a whopping 72% in May, while retail sales only fell by 17%.
“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.