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March 22, 2017
Voting Opens for 2017 Dealers’ Choice Awards

Dealers and dealership personnel are invited to recognize their favorite vendors, service providers and finance partners in the 13th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards.




Justice Department Files Amicus Brief Against CFPB

In an amicus brief filed last Friday, the Justice Department called on the D.C. Circuit Court to uphold the appellate court's 2-1 ruling in a New Jersey-based mortgage company's closely-watched challenge of the CFPB's authority. The agency says it agrees with the court's unconstitutional ruling and 'at-will' remedy.


J.D. Power: Tesla Owners Choose Hype Over Quality

A new report from J.D. Power finds owners of the Tesla Model S and Model X have acknowledged numerous quality issues but show no signs of disloyalty.


Black Book: Cars Continue to Outperform Truck Segment

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows the car segment retaining its value better than the truck segment as a whole. However, compact vans saw their values strengthen by 1.17%, outperforming all other vehicle segments.


Kontos: Used-Vehicle Prices Soften 'Uncharacteristically' in February

February provided “further concrete evidence of softening” of used-vehicle prices, ADESA's Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.


KAR Doubles Down on TradeRev

KAR Auction Services extended $15 million in credit to TradeRev, the digital auction platform in which KAR acquired a 50% stake in 2014.


Podium Partners With CDK Global

More than 27,000 retail locations will have access to Podium’s automated online reputation management solution.


MVSC’S ERT Platform Endorsed by OADA

Motor Vehicle Software Corp.’s Vitu platform has been named the Oregon Auto Dealers Association’s preferred provider of electronic vehicle registration and titling services.


Dent Zone’s Snowden Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeff Snowden’s 25-year career as a technician, advocate and executive in the paintless dent repair industry was recognized at the 2017 International Mobile Tech Expo.


Aaron Riddle Joins RoadVantage

RoadVantage has expanded its sales team with the addition of industry veteran Aaron Riddle.


<p><em>Illustration by &copy;ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/TARRAS79</em></p> Trade You for It

GSM makes the case for taking unusual trades and bartering services.


Your Paper Tracks

Dealers who maintain records documenting their compliance efforts are better equipped to respond to regulatory inquests.


The Lost Art

The editor has seen the good, the bad and the ugly version of the vehicle walkaround.



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