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Tynan talks manufacturers and franchise system

Bloomberg Intelligence’s Kevin Tynan continued his multi-year streak at VADA ’24, giving dealers insight on the things on manufacturers’ minds.

Zurich Report: The Emerging Risks Inherent with Storing and Handling EV Batteries

VADA partner ACV Auctions has recently issued an eye-opening trend report that highlights challenges dealers may face in the months ahead and provides solutions.

COX EXEC: SMART DEALERS CAN COUNTER INDUSTRY PARTY CRASHERS

A Cox Executive highlights the possible “party crashers” coming to dealers nationwide. But smart dealers can keep the party going.

‘You represent freedom’

Virginia’s Attorney General spoke to auto dealers at the 2024 Annual Convention, covering his decision to end Virginia’s EV mandate and insight on the challenges facing America’s electrical grid.

Tim Pohanka: EVs Are The Future, But Much Work Lies Ahead

June 6, 2024 On Wednesday, June 5th, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General Jason Miyares made a joint announcement at Loyalty Toyota in Chester that the Commonwealth will no longer follow California’s car emissions

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Sun and Sand at VADA ’24

To all of my dealer peers and partners statewide and beyond: Thank you for making the trip to Isle of Palms for the VADA 2024 Annual Family Convention. This event for me is a time

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Welcome to VADA ’24

I welcome our members and supporters of Virginia’s franchised automotive dealer community to Isle of Palms for our 2024 Annual Convention. Challenges. Change. Transparency. All three serve as the backdrop this year. As our industry

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Statement: California standards and EVs in Virginia

Our insight on the Virginia Governor and AG’s decision to pull out of California’s zero-emissions vehicle mandates.

2024 Legal and Legislative Update

The VADA legal and legislative team delivered an insightful 2024 update addressing topics ranging from the CARS Rule to navigating franchise and personnel practices.

ACV Trend Report: Top 5 Challenges for Dealers in the Back Half of 2024 and How to Solve for Them

VADA partner ACV Auctions has recently issued an eye-opening trend report that highlights challenges dealers may face in the months ahead and provides solutions.

In South Carolina, a place for personal and professional development

Challenges. Opportunities. Gratitude. All three are in play at our 2024 Annual Convention next month, back on the beach in South Carolina.

The Safeguards Rule Updated Again

The FTC amended the Safeguards Rule that affects dealerships. This amendment goes into effect on May 13, 2024.

FTC’s Ban on Noncompetes

The Federal government was very busy in the last month issuing a flurry of laws that affect dealerships and dealership personnel.

CARS Column: Pricing disclosure requirement

There was a flurry of federal activity in recent weeks. Our counsel Barrie Beaty breaks down the big stuff.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The PWFA requires reasonable accommodations for a worker’s known limitations related to, affected by, or arising out of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions unless the accommodation will cause an undue hardship on your business.

DOL’S Final Rule on Overtime Exemptions for White Collor Employees

The Department of Labor released a final rule defining overtime exemptions for white collar employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For dealerships, the rule does not affect many employees, but you should review it regardless.

The Federal Government Crosses Off Some of Its Wishlist Items by Making Them Law

There was a flurry of federal activity in recent weeks. Our counsel Barrie Beaty breaks down the big stuff.

Honda’s Afeela Can’t Bypass Franchise System in Virginia

VADA has weighed in on potential plans by Honda’s JV Afeela to sell direct in the U.S. In two words: Not here.

6 Virginia Dealers Among top U.S.

Six Virginia dealers are among the top 150 in the U.S., ranked by Automotive News. See which dealers made the cut.

CARS Column: Beneficial Add-Ons

For years, dealers have heard that the add-ons must actually add value because of the claims that the FTC have brought against dealers.