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2018 Dealership Workforce Study Opens Today for Enrollment
Senate Passes the Biggest Tax Code Overhaul in a Generation, Trump Expects to Close It Out Wednesday
OSHA Extends Injury, Illness Report Filing Deadline to Dec. 31
Electric Car Buyers will Still Get Incentives under Tax Bill
Fiat Chrysler in Talks Over Potential Diesel Emissions Settlement
Subaru Investigates Possible Mileage Cheating, Shares Drop
Self-Driving Vehicle Proving Ground Opens Near Detroit
Afraid To Get In Waymo's Driverless Car? A New Insurance Company Has You Covered
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2018 Dealership Workforce Study Opens Today for Enrollment

Dealerships that participate by April 30, 2018, will receive two complimentary reports and a year’s subscription to the DWS Database and Search Tool

The 2018 Dealership Workforce Study (DWS) is now open for enrollment.

NADA and ATD members that complete a questionnaire and submit their payroll records by April 30, 2018 will receive two complimentary reports and a one-year subscription to the DWS Database and Search Tool.

The two complimentary reports are:
  • Automotive Retail: National & Regional Trends in Compensation, Benefits & Retention, which is the industry’s top resource for helping dealers meet their No. 1 challenge of attracting and retaining productive employees. It contains a clear analysis of employment trends, including national and regional data for 60 light-vehicle and commercial-truck dealership career positions as well as data on pay, benefits and turnover and more; and

  • Compensation, Benefits and Retention: How Your Dealership Compares, which is an individualized comparative report for each participating dealership.
Dealerships that participate in the study will also receive access to the entire online DWS Database and Search Tool, which includes more than 1.6 million payroll records from over 10,000 dealerships.

The Search Tool categories include: report type (compensation or tenure), franchise/brand, sales volume, geographic location (national, regional and state), dealership department, and job title. For example, a dealership can compare compensation for all service positions in neighboring states by using the Search Tool.

Enroll today at www.nadaworkforcestudy.com. For questions, contact Dorenda Fisher at 703.556.8583 or email workforcestudy@nada.org.
Source: NADA

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Senate Passes the Biggest Tax Code Overhaul in a Generation, Trump Expects to Close It Out Wednesday

Senate Republicans passed their sweeping tax bill just after midnight on Wednesday, putting the GOP and President Donald Trump a hair's breadth away from a signature legislative victory that has been missing from their first year in control of the federal government. The bill passed by a 51-48 vote, with no senator crossing party lines. Sen. John McCain was not present for the vote while he recovers in Arizona from complications of treatment for brain cancer. The passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the Senate leaves a technical vote in House as the last remaining obstacle before the bill can be sent to Trump's desk.
Source: Business Insider

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OSHA Extends Injury, Illness Report Filing Deadline to Dec. 31

Employers now have more time to electronically file their 2016 injury and illness log summaries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is now accepting the log summaries—officially called OSHA form 300A—until midnight Dec. 31, the agency said in a Dec. 18 statement. Employers who file by the deadline will not face citations. Companies are required to fill out the forms detailing the number of employee injuries and illnesses recorded in the workplace. The old deadline was Dec. 15.
Source: Bloomberg BNA

Editor's note:  Dealerships required to electronically file Form 300A or equivalent include:

  • Commercial truck dealerships with 20 to 249 employees at a single "establishment," defined as "a single location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed."
  • Light-duty and commercial truck dealerships with 250 or more employees at a single establishment.

A North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number is required for filing: commercial truck dealerships are NAICS 42311; light duty dealerships are NAICS 44111. Dealerships in the OSHA-approved State Plan states of California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington or Wyoming are NOT required to file any forms.

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Electric Car Buyers will Still Get Incentives under Tax Bill

A threat to wipe out all incentives for electric vehicles was dropped by congressional conferees in the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul ... The credits are available on the first 200,000 electric vehicles a manufacturer sells. Once a company reaches that threshold, the $7,500 income-tax credit continues through the end of that calendar quarter. Then it is reduced by 50% every six months until it phases out completely.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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Fiat Chrysler in Talks Over Potential Diesel Emissions Settlement

Lawyers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and owners of the automaker’s diesel-powered vehicles are in settlement talks over allegations of excess diesel emissions, a court-appointed adviser said Tuesday. In May, the U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of illegally using software that led to excess emissions in nearly 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles sold since 2014. Numerous suits have been filed by vehicle owners.
Source: Reuters

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Subaru Investigates Possible Mileage Cheating, Shares Drop

Japan’s Subaru Corp., already smarting from a vehicle inspection scandal at home, said it was now investigating whether mileage readings may have also been falsified during final checks, driving its shares down as much as 8 percent.
Source: Reuters

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Self-Driving Vehicle Proving Ground Opens Near Detroit

The launch of self-driving vehicle testing at the American Center for Mobility west of Detroit came with something that frequently confounds human drivers in Michigan — snow. But it's an element that actually boosts the value of the site, which was once the home of the famed Willow Run World War II bomber plant. The center notes that it offers automakers, suppliers, technology companies and others four-season testing, day and night, in sun, rain, ice and snow, elements it calls the "perfect environment" for testing driverless and connected vehicles before they are deployed on public roads.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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Afraid To Get In Waymo's Driverless Car? A New Insurance Company Has You Covered

Sometime in 2018 commuters in the Phoenix area will have the option to hail rides in driverless Waymo minivans via a smartphone app. And though riding with a robot may be anxiety-inducing for some, the Alphabet Inc. unit wants to ease financial concerns related to this first-of-its-kind service. Waymo said on Tuesday it’s partnering with on-demand insurance provider Trov to cover self-driving vehicles in the Arizona program, where the commercial ride service launches in the next few months. The trip-based coverage for users includes lost items, problems related to interrupted rides and potential medical expenses.
Source: Forbes.com

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    -- Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motor Co.’s global head of product development and purchasing, commenting on electric cars, Bloomberg, Dec. 19

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