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August 25, 2018 - Industry News

VW to Cease Hail Cannon Fire

Volkswagen has agreed to curtail the use of hail cannons outside its Mexico plant following accusations by area farmers that the devices were altering the weather and ruining crops.

August 23, 2018 - Industry News

Cox: Mobility’s Popularity Is Growing

Carsharing, ride-hailing, and other mobility services are becoming more popular as alternatives to vehicle ownership, according a new Cox Automotive study.

August 23, 2018 - Industry News

Senate Committee Narrowly Confirms Trump's Pick to Head BCFP

The U.S. Senate Banking Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to head the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The vote sends her nomination to the full Senate for consideration.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney

August 23, 2018 - Industry News

Davis Appointed GM at ADESA Phoenix

Twenty-five-year auto auction veteran Rod Davis has been named general manager of ADESA Phoenix.

August 23, 2018 - Industry News

Dominion Wins Gold in 14th Annual DCAs

Dominion Dealer Solutions won Gold awards for Data Mining and Reputation Management in the 2018 Dealers’ Choice Awards.

August 23, 2018 - Industry News

KPA Partners With HiringThing

KPA has added HiringThing’s applicant tracking software to its workforce management compliance platform.

August 22, 2018 - Industry News

O’Loughlin to Deliver Post-CFPB Keynote at Compliance Summit

Attorney, compliance expert, and former Florida dealer regulator Terry O’Loughlin will address the new regulatory environment in his keynote address at the upcoming Compliance Summit in Orlando, Fla.

August 22, 2018 - Industry News

Demand for Pickups and Small Cars Fuel Weekly Values

The overall used-vehicle market continues to do very well, bucking the seasonal trends seen in previous years, Black Book reported this week.

Tags: Black Book, cars, trucks, used-vehicle values

August 22, 2018 - Industry News

EEOC Files Sex Bias Suit Against Ferman’s Tampa Harley-Davidson

The federal agency filed suit in federal court on Monday, charging Ferman Automotive with sex discrimination for not promoting a qualified female sales manager to general manager nine times.

Tags: compliance, discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ferman Automotive Group, Tampa Harley-Davidson

August 22, 2018 - Industry News

NAE/NWAN Listed Among 99 Best Workplaces

National Automotive Experts has earned recognition as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work for the second consecutive year.

August 22, 2018 - Industry News

Manheim Adds Dealer Lane Alerts

Manheim’s real-time text message alerts were designed to give buyers a heads-up during busy sale days.

August 21, 2018 - Industry News

Alpha Warranty Makes Utah Business Fast 50

Alpha Warranty Services was named to Utah Business Magazine’s list of the state’s 50 fastest-growing businesses for the second consecutive year.

August 21, 2018 - Industry News

StoneEagle to Power TFS iBook Dealer Portal

StoneEagle’s SEcureAdmin platform will power Toyota Financial Services’ iBook erating portal for North American auto dealers.

August 20, 2018 - Industry News

Report: Best Cars for Teen Drivers

Honda, Hyundai, and Kia topped U.S. News & World Report's annual ‘Best New Cars for Teens’ list, while Buick, Toyota, and GM led the way in the pre-owned category.

Tags: Buick, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, US News & World Report

August 20, 2018 - Industry News

Affinitiv Announces ‘Revenue Rescue’ Webinar Series

Affinitiv has launched a series of free monthly webinars designed to help auto dealers maximize revenue potential.

August 17, 2018 - Industry News

LoJack: Dead Batteries Kill Lead Conversion, Service Retention

A new report from LoJack details how dead batteries and missing inventory can slow the sales process and cost dealers fixed ops revenue.

August 17, 2018 - Industry News

Client Command Named to Inc. 5000 List

Client Command is ranked among Inc.’s list of fastest-growing companies for the seventh time.

August 17, 2018 - Industry News

AUL Among North Bay’s ‘Best Places to Work’

Napa, Calif.-based AUL Corp. has been ranked among the ‘Best Places to Work’ by the North Bay Business Journal for the fifth consecutive year.

August 16, 2018 - Industry News

Former GM Exec Kim Brink Joins DealerSocket’s Board of Directors

Brink brings to the tech firm’s board of directors more than two decades of experience with General Motors, NASCAR, and Ford Motor Co.

Tags: CRM, DealerSocket, desking, digital marketing, digital retailing, Price Promise, software

August 16, 2018 - Industry News

Study: Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Rising, Acceptance Declining

A new study from Cox Automotive shows that consumers now have a deeper understanding of the complexities involved when creating a self-driving car, which is causing them to reconsider their comfort level when it comes to handing over control.

Tags: Autonomous Driving, consumer confidence, mobility, Self Driving, technology

August 16, 2018 - Industry News

Spireon Joins Connected Car Group

Automotive Grade Linux has added Spireon and five other new members to propel the development of its open platform for connected-car technology.

August 16, 2018 - Industry News

Nine Hudco Attorneys Listed Among America’s Best

Nine associates and partners with the law firm of Hudson Cook are listed in the 2019 edition of 'The Best Lawyers in America,' including one partner who is being recognized for his 25th year.

August 16, 2018 - Industry News

Alert: Phishing Scam Targets Agents

Jeff Wanning of the Central States Family of Companies is warning F&I agents and their staffs to be on the lookout for fraudulent emails amidst a rash of agency hacks.

August 15, 2018 - Industry News

NAE/NWAN Makes Inc. 5000 List

National Automotive Experts (NAE/NWAN) was recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies with its inclusion on the latest Inc. 5000 rankings.

August 14, 2018 - Industry News

F&I Dealer of the Year Nomination Period Extended to Aug. 24

Dealership employees, general agents, vendors, finance sources, and F&I product providers are encouraged to nominate their stores and dealer clients for F&I and Showroom's F&I Dealer of the Year award, sponsored by American Financial & Automotive Services Inc.

Tags: DOY Pacesetters, DOY Winners, F&I director, F&I manager