The Bulletin

Volume 2018, Number 22 (2018-07-12)

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Update on FTC Enforcement Sweep

July 13, 2018

WANADA Dealer Members, Earlier today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had an enforcement sweep in 20 cities throughout the United States, where they checked used…

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WANADA goes to Beijing Auto Show

May 02, 2018

For the first time, WANADA officials – represented by Chairman John Bowis and CEO John O’Donnell – attended the Beijing, China Auto Show. The visit…

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Geoff Pohanka carries NADA agenda to members of Congress

April 24, 2018

Last week, WANADA’s NADA, Director Geoffrey Pohanka met with several Washington-area members of Congress to discuss NADA’s legislative priorities, in conjunction with NADA’s Legislative Affairs…

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WANADA Dealer Practices Seminar

April 17, 2018

WANADA will host a Dealer Practices Seminar for its members on Wednesday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Bethesda Marriott Suites.…

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WANADA Dealer Practices Seminar

April 10, 2018

WANADA will host a Dealer Practices Seminar for its members on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00  a.m. at the Bethesda Marriott…

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February sales down 2.3 percent, but SAAR still strong

March 07, 2018

February is usually one of the weaker months of the year for auto sales, and in that respect, last month was not atypical. Sales fell…

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Washington area sales fell 7% in fourth quarter, 9.6% in 2017

February 28, 2018

Unlike the usual pattern of Washington area sales rates topping U.S. new-vehicle sales, last year saw lower sales for our region in the fourth quarter…

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Maryland paid sick leave now in effect; check for compliance

February 22, 2018

The Maryland paid sick leave law took effect Feb. 11, 2018. All businesses with at least 15 employees must provide five paid days of sick…

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2018 Washington Auto Show opens to enthusiastic crowd, Friday, Jan. 26

February 02, 2018

Various circumstances aligned this year to help the Washington Auto Show (WAS) open successfully and on time to the public. The federal government reopened just…

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2018 Washington Auto Show Industry/Media Days launched this week with action-packed schedules

January 26, 2018

Industry Days for the 2018 Washington Auto Show (WAS) were eminently successful Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Jan. 23 through Jan. 24 on Capitol…

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New DOD interpretation of Military Lending Act affects dealers

January 12, 2018

A new interpretation of the Military Lending Act (MLA) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) should cause dealers to question whether they will sell…

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Fitzgerald Auto Mall, Toyota donate $5,000 to ADEI tech training

January 05, 2018

WANADA would like to thank Fitzgerald Auto Mall, spearheaded by dealers Jack and Dottie Fitzgerald, who made a generous donation of $2,500 to the Automotive…

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Expanded MobilityTalks International at The Washington Auto Show

December 19, 2017

MobilityTalks International, which had its premiere at the 2017 Washington Auto Show (WAS), boasts an expanded schedule for 2018 with speakers from all over the…

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WANADA set for Annual Meeting and Luncheon Nov. 17 at Ritz/Tysons

November 14, 2017

Everything is ready for WANADA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon this Friday, Nov. 17, at the Ritz-Carlton/ Tysons Corner. Popular Fox News anchor Bret Baier…

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Supreme Court upholds employers’ right to bar class action suits

July 12, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision near the end of its term upholding the right of employers to bar class action suits in predispute…

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How to tell if you’re affected by new EU regulations

July 12, 2018

Here are some questions to determine if your dealership is subject to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Remember that individuals working for a…

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Register for WANADA’s flu shot program by Aug. 31

July 12, 2018

Registration is now open for WANADA’s popular seasonal flu shot program for dealership employees and will remain open until August 31, 2018. The program, for…

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Maryland state, county minimum wage rates are higher as of July 1

July 12, 2018

The minimum wage in Maryland rose to $10.10 per hour on July 1, up from $9.25. This is the final step in a set of…

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Virginia raised titling fee to $15 as of July 1

July 12, 2018

Dealers are reminded that starting July 1, 2018 Virginia raised its titling fee from $10 to $15. Dealers may want to make sure that customers…

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Fitzgerald builds solar-powered parking garage

July 12, 2018

Fitzgerald Lakeforest Hyundai/Subaru/Toyota in Gaithersburg, Maryland is building a solar-powered parking garage to bring its inventory on-site and make the facility more energy-efficient. The project,…

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Solo driving is still primary form of commuting in DC metro area

July 12, 2018

Driving alone is still by far the most popular way to commute in the Washington area. Although the percentage dropped about 5 percentage points from…

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At WANADA Open, rain went away and golfers turned out

June 28, 2018

Golfers at the WANADA Open, Monday June 11, were once again lucky with the weather, as the rain stopped for the shotgun start. The afternoon…

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