Thursday, February 22, 2018

A statement from Ford says Raj Nair, the company’s president and vice president of North America, is departing effective today. The departure follows a recent internal investigation into what Ford calls “inappropriate behaviour,” but at this point in time, the events that led to Nair’s termination are anyone’s guess. Nair had held his post since […]

Read More

Can Rapid Response to Road Repairs Stop Repeal? The Situation: California roads, bridges,& streets desperately need repair and upgrades The Solution: The 12 cents gasoline tax went into effect on Nov 1. Will produce $5.4B annually. Also a transportation improvement fee started Nov 1, The Problem: State Republicans want to repeal the gas tax. Have […]

Read More

Why should automotive people care about Balloons? Balloons are hazards when they enter the environment All released balloons return to Earth as ugly litter Even those marketed as “biodegradable latex Balloons return to the land and sea everywhere Balloons are frequently mistaken for food and eaten by animals. More Significance Reason we need to care & act: One […]

Read More

Here is a Listing of Ten Secrets derived from an insightful Blog by respected Industry Consultant, Paula Tompkins, ChannelNet CEO: 1. No pressure from dealer; Let Customers be proactive 2. Customer Engagement developed and maximized 3. Vehicle information provided as Customer Self Service 4. Finance option to be transparent & easy 5. Focus by the […]

Read More

The Appraisal Lane, a mobile app-based community connecting dealers with valuation experts and buyers to receive cash offers on used inventory, has announced it has expanded into Texas.  Now in Texas and with Inventory from 26 Other States: Dealers in The Lone Star State can now join The Appraisal Lane community to receive real money […]

Read More

The Answer: 90% of Consumers want to communicate with dealers via text The Problem: Only 48 percent of businesses offer messaging capabilities. Why & Where Dealerships are “stuck”: Just aren’t making an effort to speak to car buyers via text The Result: Nearly have of dealers could be driving shoppers to the competition. Get your […]

Read More

If You or Key Managers are going to NADA You have got to get to this Workshop on Vehicle Appraisals Mark your calendar & sched to be at The Appraisal Lane Workshop Be a innovator by bringing an Appraisal process to your dealership Drill down & find the PDF of The Appraisal Lane workshop to […]

Read More

SO WHAT IS GOING ON WITH AI? AI adoption is still “slow” Few enterprises have adopted AI Technology Vast majority of companies are not yet on board. SO WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW & BE DOING? Cognitive & AI systems will reach $12.5B in 2017 Every company will evidently be impacted So many potential uses of […]

Read More

With lucrative sport utility vehicle and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint them money. Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne started it off by killing the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 to reorient Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV around Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups. […]

Read More