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January 12, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years. FCA officials say the software shouldn’t be considered a defeat device.

Tags: Autotrader, Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

NCM, The Rawls Group Announce Leadership and Succession Program

The two firms will debut at NADA 2017 the new NCM-Rawls Dealer Executive Program, a 10-month leadership development curriculum on succession planning and leadership.

Tags: Dealer, NCM Associates, Succession Planning, The Rawls Group, training

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

Judge Blocks Labor Department’s New Overtime Pay Rule

The department’s rule to extend mandatory overtime pay was set to take effect this Thursday. It is now on hold after a federal judge agreed last week with 21 states and more than 50 business groups that the rule was unlawful and granted their motion for a nationwide injunction.

Tags: employment, Fair Labor Standards Act, U.S. Department of Labor

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Zachary Hughes Joins American Guardian’s Central Atlantic Sales Team

Hughes joins the F&I product provider’s field team as assistant vice president of sales for the central Atlantic states, which includes Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Tags: American Guardian Warranty Services, F&I Product Provider, F&I products

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

GWC Warranty's Blog Honored at AAPEX

This week, F&I product provider GWC Warranty was awarded a 2016 Automotive Communication Award at the Women’s Board Reception during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo.

Tags: Awards, Blog, Communications, GWC Warranty Corporation

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Carl Grane Appointed Director of Training for EasyCare

The 28-year industry veteran will spearhead the development and execution of new financing, sales, and service training programs, as well as refine the company’s overall training strategy for internal employees, agents and dealers.

Tags: EasyCare, F&I manager, F&I products, F&I Training, general agents

October 20, 2016 - Industry News

Dent Wizard Names Finance Director for South Region

Dent Wizard promoted Regional Business Development Manager Eric Walker to finance director of the company's South region, which includes Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

Tags: Dent Wizard, F&I , Promotion

October 20, 2016 - Industry News

EasyCare Looks to Increase Agency Connections With New Hire

EasyCare has appointed Steven Spivey as director of new business development. The former CNA executive will look to expand the F&I product provider's partnership opportunities with independent agencies.

Tags: EasyCare, Executive, Hiring

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

Dealership Wages Outpacing Private Sector, NADA Study Shows

Employees at new-car dealerships made, on average, $69,718 a year in 2015, a 1% increase compared to the year prior, according to the NADA’s 2016 Dealership Workforce Study. General managers and F&I managers experienced double-digit percentage earnings growth rates, while sales managers and sales consultants increased 4.5% and 2.7%, respectively.

Tags: Dealership, NADA, Study, Wages

September 19, 2016 - Industry News

F&I and Showroom Launches F&I Digital Media Awards

F&I and Showroom announced the launch of the F&I Digital Media Awards, a new program designed to honor companies and individuals who are driving innovation and progress in the digital F&I space.

Tags: Awards, F&I Digital Media Awards, F&I Express, Industry Summit

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

J.D. Power Sale Complete

J.D. Power’s sale to XIO Group in London for $1.1 billion was completed this week, the global alternative investments firm announced on Wednesday. J.D. Power will remain headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and will continue to be led by its existing management team.

Tags: Finbarr O'Neill, J.D. Power, XIO Group

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

Five Star Ford of Lewisville Wins F&I Dealer of the Year Award

Texas-based Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford of Lewisville was named F&I and Showroom’s 2016 F&I Dealer of the Year. The award was handed out last Wednesday during the magazine’s annual Industry Summit.

Tags: Awards, Dealership, F&I Dealer of the Year, F&I Pacesetters, Sam Pack's Five Star Ford of Lewisville

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

Earn Compliance Certification at Industry Summit

Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors are invited to the Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist review session and exam that concludes the co-located Compliance Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

Consumers Believe Dealerships Are Unethical, Survey Shows

Results of an online survey shows that consumers believe dealerships are unethical. However, the online survey of 200 U.S. adults also shows that something as simple as posting the dealership's code of ethics can go a long way in changing perceptions.

Tags: Dealership Experience, Survey, Total Dealer Compliance

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

American Financial Adds Trainer to F&I University Staff

John "The F&I Professor" Vecchioni has joined American Financial & Automotive Services, the company announced this week. He will serve as a trainer for F&I University, a division of the company's Automotive Training Academy.

Tags: American Financial & Automotive Services, F&I manager, F&I process, John Vecchioni

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

Industry Summit Extends Early Bird, Hotel Deadline

Attendees who register by midnight this Friday, Aug. 5, will enjoy a $100 discount, will be offered accommodations in the event’s exclusive room block, and will be entered into a drawing for one of two $500 gift cards. The three-day event will begin Monday, Aug. 29, at Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Compliance Summit, Industry Summit, Las Vegas

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

Maledon to Lead Rules and Regs Panel at Compliance Summit

Attorney and compliance expert Michael Maledon will serve as moderator for a panel discussion devoted to rules and regulations at the upcoming Compliance Summit, organizers announced Tuesday.

Tags: Alpha Warranty Corp., Compli, Compliance, Compliance Summit, EFG Companies, F&I manager, Michael Maledon

July 28, 2016 - Industry News

ORIAS Offers Prize to Industry Summit Attendees

Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that Old Republic Insured Automotive Services (ORIAS) will award two $500 American Express gift cards in a random drawing of attendees who register by this Friday, July 29.

Tags: Compliance Summit, F&I manager, F&I trainer, Industry Summit, ORIAS

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

O’Loughlin to Tackle ‘Rules and Regulations’ at Compliance Summit

Terry O’Loughlin, director of compliance for Reynolds and Reynolds and a former regulator, will serve as a featured speaker at the upcoming Compliance Summit, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 at Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Compliance, Compliance Summit, F&I , Reynolds & Reynolds, Terry O'Loughlin

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

NADA to Hold 100 Carnival Event at 2017 Convention

The event — which is exclusive to NADA and American Truck Dealers members — will be held at Mardi Gras World on Jan. 26, 2017. It will feature cuisine from top New Orleans restaurants and entertainment from Foreigner, Cowboy Mouth and local jazz musicians.

Tags: NADA, NADA Convention and Expo

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Compliance Summit Adds Certification Component

Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that attendees will have the opportunity to earn Certified Automotive Compliance Specialist status at the Las Vegas event, which will be held Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas as part of the annual Industry Summit.

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

F&I Dealer of the Year: Nomination Deadline Extended

David-Moore Automotive's Sean Tarbell accepts the 2015 award from The Warranty Group's Ash Bauer and F&I and Showroom's Gregory Arroyo.

F&I and Showroom has extended the nomination deadline for its F&I Dealer of the Year award to Wednesday, July 13.

Tags: F&I Dealer of the Year, F&I department, F&I manager, F&I Pacesetters, F&I process

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

American Financial Wins Two Dealers’ Choice Awards

American Financial & Automotive Services Inc. received two 2016 Dealers’ Choice Awards. The company received a Diamond award in Compliance Training and a Platinum award in F&I Training.

Tags: American Financial & Automotive Services, Compliance, Dealers Choice Award, F&I Training

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

NADA Announces New Senior Vice President of Dealership Operations

Peter L. Fong has joined the National Automobile Dealers Association as senior vice president of dealership operations. One of his key areas of interest will be to accelerate the process of moving dealerships toward the ‘online to in-store’ car-buying experience for consumers.

Tags: Dealership Operations, Hiring, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

EasyCare Names New National Director of New Business Opportunities

The F&I product provider has appointed Rob Mirra as national director of new business opportunities. In this role, he will be leading the building of new EasyCare relationships with dealerships across the nation, according to the company.

Tags: EasyCare, F&I , Hiring

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