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February 11, 2014 - Industry News

FTC Settles With Two Dealers for Deceptive Advertising

By unanimous vote, the Federal Trade Commission approves final orders settling charges against two dealers for deceptive advertising.

Tags: car dealer, Deceptive Advertising, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Settlement

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Dealertrack Debuts DMS 2.0

New graphical user interface and enhanced mobility are among the key features of Dealertrack DMS 2.0.

Tags: app, auto dealer, car dealer, dealer management system, Dealertrack, DMS 2.0, Mobile, NADA

January 22, 2014 - Industry News

DMEautomotive Introduces Mobile Wallet Marketing Program for Dealers

DMEa Mobile Rewards offers ready-made program designed to drive showroom and service traffic; includes geo-fencing to reach consumers with relevant offers and coupons.

Tags: application, car dealer, DMEa Mobile Rewards, DMEautomotive, mobile wallet, service drive, Showroom

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

Dealertrack to Acquire

Dealertrack Technologies reports that an agreement is in place for the technology company to acquire Dealertrack will retain the name and is expected to appoint CEO Rick Gibbs as executive vice president and group president of its digital marketing solution team.

Tags: Acquisition, automotive, car dealer,, Dealertrack, digital marketing, Website

December 5, 2013 - Industry News

Iowa Dealers Protesting Proposed Hike in Registration Fees

Despite opposition from state dealers, the Iowa Department of Transportation has proposed a hike in registration fees from 5 to 6 percent. The state dealer association claims the increase will hurt sales.

Tags: Bruce Anderson, car dealer, Dealership, fee, Iowa, Iowa Automobile Dealers Association, New Vehicle Registrations, U.S. Department of Transportation

November 7, 2013 - Industry News

Vancouver Dealer Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, The Oregonian Reports

Vancouver's “Fast Eddie” pleaded guilty Tuesday after he was allegedly caught laundering cash from a Maserati sale to an undercover IRS agent, according to a news report from The Oregonian.

Tags: car dealer, Dealership, Fast Eddie, IRS, money laundering, sting, Vancouver

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

Alabama's Forrest McConnell Elected NADA Chairman for 2014

The NADA has elected Alabama dealer Forrest McConnell to lead the association in 2014. Colorado dealer Jeff Carlson was elected secretary, and Florida dealer George Nahas was elected treasurer.

Tags: 2014, car dealer, Chairman, Forrest McConnell, NADA

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Cal Worthington Passes Away at 92

Cal Worthington, best known for his iconic TV ads that played on the most imaginative stunts to get customers to 'Go See Cal,' passed away Sunday afternoon.

Tags: advertising, auto dealer, Cal Worthington, car dealer, Ford, Go See Cal, marketing, obituary, Stephanie Forshee, TV commercial

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Former Dealer Controller Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $100K

Frank Fletcher Ford in Joplin, Mo., is the latest victim of an embezzling controller who admits to stealing about $88K from the dealer, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri Southwestern Division.

Tags: auto dealer, car dealer, controller, Dealership, embezzlement, Frank Fletcher Ford, Kathryn Stanton, Stephanie Forshee, wire fraud

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Launches Re-Designed Website

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems offers auto dealers more intuitive navigation and educational materials for dealers.

Tags: Auto/Mate. website, automotive, car dealer, Redesign

July 23, 2013 - Industry News

UPDATED: Edmunds Files Lawsuit Against Company Posting “Fake Reviews”

Edmunds filed a lawsuit against an online reputation management company for allegedly posting “fake reviews” to the automotive information website on behalf of 25 dealers nationwide.

Tags: automotive, car dealer, Dealership, Edmunds,, Humankind, Lawsuit, reviews, Stephanie Forshee, Website

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Indiana Dealer Accused of Rolling Back Odometers

A car dealer in Indiana is charged with odometer fraud, according to Indiana new network ABC57.

Tags: Adam Scott, car dealer, Dealership, Indiana, Odometer Fraud

June 4, 2013 - Industry News

NY Car Dealer Accused of Drug-Trafficking Scheme

A car dealer in NY has been charged with allowing his property to be used as a drug distribution center. According to WKTV News in Utica, the dealer laundered funds for drug dealers by selling and buying of vehicles.

Tags: car dealer, conspiracy, distribution, drug-trafficking, New York

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

Ark. AG Files Suit Against Used Car Dealer

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit against a used car dealer who allegedly sold vehicles without providing a clear title to car buyers. According to the suit, the dealer took five months to provide the titles.

Tags: Arkansas, attorney general, car dealer, clear title, Dustin McDaniel, Lawsuit, title, used car

March 19, 2013 - Industry News Launches Advertising Dashboard

The automotive digital marketing company’s new advertising dashboard is designed to take the guess work out of digital advertising, providing dealers with a holistic view of competitive market data, ad reach, analytics and multi-channel performance.

Tags: ads, advertising dashboard, automotive, car dealer,, Facebook, ROI, Unified Advertising Dashboard

March 5, 2013 - Industry News

Utah Dealer Heads to Court for Fraud Charges

A car dealer operating in St. George, Utah is charged by the state with multiple counts of fraud, the St. George News reports.

Tags: automotive, car dealer, fraud, St. George News, Utah

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

Manheim Launches Learning Website for Dealers

The learning site doesn’t require users to log in, allowing non-Manheim customers to take advantage of this new educational resource, which teaches and provides overviews of the firm’s products and services.

Tags: auto dealer, car dealer, Learning Center, Lynn Morgan, Manheim, Website

June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri AG Targets Dealer for Odometer Fraud

A Missouri dealership is in legal hot water after the state attorney general charges it with altering odometers on vehicles for sale.

Tags: car dealer, Missouri attorney general, Odometer Fraud

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Former Car Dealer Indicted for Bank Fraud

Oklahoma resident and former used-car salesman faces charges for bank fraud and failure to satisfy car loan payments with credit union.

Tags: bank fraud, car dealer, indictment, J&K Langley Corporation, John B. Langley, Sanford C. Coats

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