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Congressional Bill to Repeal Obsolete Insurance Booklet in Dealerships Sent to Full House
Opinion: Heading for 7 Million-plus Sales at the Midway Mark
German, Japan Carmakers Tout Hydrogen Fuel at D.C. Summit
Canada Invited to Join Free-trade Talks
Connectivity Concerns May Linger for Ford
Smail Auto Group Raises $60K for Troops
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Congressional Bill to Repeal Obsolete Insurance Booklet in Dealerships Sent to Full House

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation today repealing a mandate that requires dealers to provide car buyers with a booklet on vehicle insurance costs. The bill, H.R. 5859, introduced by U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., and Bill Owens, D-N.Y., is strongly supported by NADA. “The federal government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over many years to distribute a booklet that contains largely outdated insurance information for customers in the showroom,” said NADA President Phil Brady. The booklet, Relative Collision Insurance Cost Information, has been printed and mailed at taxpayer cost to all new-car dealerships since 1991. According to a recent NADA study, 96 percent of dealers reported that none of their customers has ever asked to see the booklet. Passage of the bill would also eliminate a $1,000 per violation fine that dealers could face for non-compliance. Click here for the full article.
Source: NADA Newsroom

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Opinion: Heading for 7 Million-plus Sales at the Midway Mark
By John K. Teahen, Jr., Automotive News

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German, Japan Carmakers Tout Hydrogen Fuel at D.C. Summit

German and Japanese automakers expressed optimism Tuesday about the prospects for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles as the long-term solution to replacing vehicles that run on oil. At the Washington Fuel Cell Summit in Washington, advocates said the key issue is ensuring enough hydrogen fueling stations, and making sure they serve enough vehicles in a single day.
Source: The Detroit News

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Canada Invited to Join Free-trade Talks

A group of nine nations invited Canada to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade talks on Tuesday, leaving only Japan among major nations that have sought to join the talks. President Barack Obama announced that the United States and the eight other countries negotiating the partnership have invited Canada to join.
Source: The Detroit News

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Connectivity Concerns May Linger for Ford

J.D. Power and Associates' annual Initial Quality Study results may show that many Ford owners still aren't thrilled with their MyFord Touch connectivity systems, but they also haven't had time to assess significant changes Ford introduced in March. The automaker has modified the touch-screen software and design, and adjusted a transmission used in its smaller models that drew some complaints last year.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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Smail Auto Group Raises $60K for Troops

In its largest fundraising effort to date, Smail Auto Group announced Tuesday that it raised more than $60,000 in support of Troops First Foundation. As part of the group’s Smail Auto Group Cares campaign, and in honor of Memorial Day, the project featured a monetary donation for every new and used vehicle sold throughout May. Additional funds were raised via the company’s social media presence.
Source: Auto Remarketing

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"This is one less mandate and potential fine that dealerships will have to face."

   
-- NADA President Phil Brady, referring to a bill passed today in a House committee repealing a mandate that requires dealers to provide car buyers with a booklet on vehicle insurance costs, NADA Newsroom, June 20




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