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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.

September 29, 2016

NADA Hires Digital Media Director

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has hired Abram Olmstead as its digital media director. He will oversee the NADA's communications efforts across all digital platforms.

September 8, 2016

July's 2.3% Drop in Wholesale Prices Ties June Record, NADAUCG Reports

Wholesale prices for vehicles up to eight years in age fell 2.3% in July, tying June for the biggest drop recorded so far this year, according to the NADA Used Car guide. As a result, the firm lowered its seasonally adjusted used vehicle price index 1.1% to 118.9 .

August 16, 2016

NADA Maintains 17.7 Million Sales Forecast for 2016

Despite current economic and political uncertainties, the NADA is sticking with its original sales forecast of 17.7 million news cars and light trucks for 2016. The association's chief economist, however, predicted that total sales will drop to 17.1 million units in 2017, noting that most of the pent-up demand from the Great Recession has been satisfied.

August 2, 2016

Trade Groups Call on U.S. Senators to Support CFPB-Reform Bill

The same week the CFPB celebrated its five-year anniversary, trade groups representing various motor vehicle industries urged U.S. Senators to support legislation that would rescind the regulator’s March 2013 guidance on dealer participation, among other things.

July 21, 2016

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.

July 14, 2016

OP-ED: NADA Chairman Calls on Dealers to Rally Behind CFPB-Reform Bill

Introduced in March, U.S. Senate Bill 2663 aims to repeal the bureau's March 2013 guidance on dealer participation and add a few more steps to the regulator's guidance-writing activities. In an op-ed piece posted on the NADA's website, Chairman Jeff Carlson offers his thoughts on the legislation and explains why dealers need to rally behind it.

June 29, 2016

NADAUCG: May's Used-Vehicle Price Index Rises for First Time This Year

The firm reported that wholesale prices for cars eight years or older fell 2% in May, which was better than the 2.7% drop recorded for the month over the last four years. The improvement led to the first increase this year in the NADA Used Car Guide's used-vehicle price index.

June 22, 2016

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.

June 7, 2016

6 Ways to Hire  for Success

6 Ways to Hire for Success

Hiring to get the body count up can be a recipe for disaster. Personnel expert explains why dealers and managers need to hire character first and credentials second.

May 6, 2016

Cautious Optimism

Cautious Optimism

Dealers and lender execs expressed optimism about the year ahead at the industry’s annual get-together, but they admit some trends have them concerned.

May 6, 2016