View Web Version

SPONSORED BY
NADA.org
December 31, 2015 FacebookTwitterFlickrRSSSEND TO A FRIENDPRINT
Inside this issue
N.H. Supreme Court Upholds 'Dealer Bill of Rights'
5 [F&I] Trends to Watch in 2016
GM Fails to Avert First Ignition Switch Trial
OSHA Releases Online Injury Reporting Form
Chevrolet, Toyota Raise Game in Green Battle
Our Favorite Auto Show Debuts of 2015
Top Stories
N.H. Supreme Court Upholds 'Dealer Bill of Rights'

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled against a challenge to the state’s “dealer bill of rights” by farm-equipment makers, which had held up implementation of 2013 revisions to the state law. John Deere & Co., Kubota Tractor Corp., Husqvarna Professional Products Inc. and others had argued that the law, initially written to protect automobile dealers from excessive demands by automakers, shouldn’t be extended to farm- and construction-equipment dealers, in part because it interfered with their existing franchise agreements. On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court upheld the dealer bill of rights. That revised law had been scheduled to go into effect in September 2013, but the companies filed suit in August 2013.
Source: Automotive News

[back to top]

5 [F&I] Trends to Watch in 2016

Here are five F&I trends to watch as we head into 2016:

1. Continued regulatory pressure on captives, other lenders
2. Political opposition to CFPB
3. F&I goes digital
4. Loan terms continue to lengthen
5. More consumers are eligible for auto loans
Source: Automotive News


Related story:


[back to top]

GM Fails to Avert First Ignition Switch Trial

A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected General Motors Co's bid to dismiss the first so-called "bellwether" case over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, clearing the way for a Jan. 11 trial. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said the plaintiff, Robert Scheuer, presented enough evidence to justify letting a jury decide whether an alleged ignition switch defect in his 2003 Saturn Ion caused or enhanced his injuries from a 2014 crash.
Source: Reuters

[back to top]

OSHA Releases Online Injury Reporting Form

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has released an online form that allows employers to report online employee fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations or eye losses. Employers must provide notification to OSHA of fatalities within eight hours and hospitalizations, amputations or eye losses within 24 hours. The rule requiring hospitalization and injury notification took effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Prior to the online form's release, employers were required to make these reports by contacting  their OSHA area office or calling the agency at 1.800.321.6742. Employers can still use those options. If you have questions, contact NADA Regulatory Affairs at 703.821.7040 or regulatoryaffairs@nada.org.
Source: NADA Regulatory Affairs

[back to top]

Chevrolet, Toyota Raise Game in Green Battle

Latest Volt, Prius engineering marvels

The redesigned and re-engineered Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Toyota Prius hybrid enter the 2016 model year as two of the nation's most fuel-efficient cars, according to the latest EPA fuel economy guide. But they are being launched at a time when gasoline is less than two bucks a gallon in many states, fueling a rush to pickups, crossovers and SUVs.
Source: Automotive News

[back to top]

Our Favorite Auto Show Debuts of 2015

All year long, the editors at AUTOMOBILE trawl auto shows far and wide to bring you news on the most important and most exciting car debuts. We highlight the production cars that will have the biggest impact on your daily life, as well as the concepts set to change the path of the automotive industry. Here's what we said about our favorite auto show debuts of the entire 2015 season.
Source: Automobile Magazine

[back to top]

More Articles
 
Quotable
"The court's rejection of the out-of-state manufacturers' attempts to quash competition and squeeze dealers out of business is a win for consumers and small businesses."

   
-- Pete McNamara, president of the New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association, commenting on the state Supreme Court's decision to uphold the dealer bill of rights, Automotive News, Dec. 30

Sponsored by

NADA Market Beat

Auto Sales in November Top 18 Million SAAR for Third Month in a Row 
Chairman's Message
Commentary: Grassroots Advocacy – Getting Involved Makes a Difference
Videos

Consumers Benefit When Dealers Discount Rates


Register Today for the 2016 NADA Convention in Las Vegas
  


Dealer Financing Benefits Car Buyers


NADA University Online: The Next Generation 
  


Get the Facts: The Benefits of Franchised Auto Dealers

NADA Webinars
All webinars will be held at 1 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 13: Income Development Strategies for Dealers

NADA members can view past webinars on-demand at no charge at NADA University Online. Member must create NADA account before viewing.

NADA Foundation News
NADA Foundation Presents Grants to Wesley College

NADA Foundation Presents Grants to Wheeling Jesuit University

 
Search Back Issues | Unsubscribe | Subscribe | Manage your subscription | email us
NADA For more information on NADA, visit www.nada.org or contact NADA, 8400 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. This email may contain an advertisement of NADA products and services. Any opinions or statements contained herein do not necessarily reflect the views of NADA. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication. If you are a franchised new-car or -truck dealer and would like to become a member of NADA, please visit the Join NADA section of www.nada.org. Questions or comments concerning NADA Headlines content may be directed to publicaffairs@nada.org .