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Kimberly is a seasoned investigational journalist for CBT Automotive Network.
Peter Welch

NADA President Testifies in Front of Department of Commerce

Subsequent to several automakers and automotive organizations releasing statements regarding President Trump’s tariff plans and implementations, the President of the National Automotive Dealers Association...

Automakers Begin Taking Action After Tariff Implementation

Corporations are already taking action to mitigate potential negative effects of the tit-for-tat tariffs being imposed globally, including automakers in China. This comes after...
Tariffs

Tensions Intensify as Tariffs Take Effect

As promised by both countries, the United States and China have each implemented $34 billion in tariffs on goods. Bloomberg News has now reported...
Tariffs

Automakers Bracing for Potentially ‘Devastating’ Tariff Consequences

In addition to Daimler AG, other automobile makers have now spoken out against President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs. A Bloomberg article published on July...
AutoNation

Mike Jackson, AutoNation CEO: A Trade War will be “Inflationary”

AutoNation’s CEO and Chairman, Mike Jackson, is the latest executive to speak out against President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on cars and SUVs being...
EU tariffs

EU Auto Tariff Threats Causing a Firestorm of Fury

President Donald Trump has certainly shaken up the automotive industry with his proposed 20% tariffs on automobiles assembled in the European Union (EU) if...
Daimler

Daimler Profit Projections Lowered with Escalating Trade Tariffs

Mercedes Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has reported that the escalating trade war between the United States and China is the reason they have cut...
Trump

Trump Pushes for 25% Tariffs On All Foreign Vehicles

In another push for fair trade, President Donald Trump is encouraging his team to “slap 25 percent tariffs on foreign cars” as a part...

Edmunds Used Car Report Outlines Rising Prices

Are you considering buying a used car? A March 21, 2018 analysis from Edmunds reported that used vehicle sales hit a record high in...
interest rates

Rising Loan Amounts and Interest Rates Hurting Auto Sales

A May 28, 2018 St. Louis Fed On the Economy blog reported that the Great Recession of the early 2000’s took a huge toll...
onboarding

Employee Onboarding: Five Things Dealership Owners Should Do with New Hires During Week One

It is true what they say; you never have another chance to make an excellent first impression. At your dealership, the onboarding and training...
break the ice

5 Icebreakers That Will Start a Sale Off Right

Most people are uncomfortable initiating a big purchase, especially a car. No matter how much research they've done before coming to your lot, most...
technician

How BMW and Manheim Are Working to Alleviate Technician Shortage

Back in June, Michele Boyarsky of The Engine Block reported that there is a growing shortage of auto technicians that is “alarming and worth...
jargon

Skip the Jargon When Selling Cars

Anyone who is an expert in his or her field or who has a passion for what they do knows how difficult it can...
board of advisors

What Can a Board of Advisors do For Your Dealership?

When you think of a board of directors, you probably think of a big corporation with shareholders and responsibilities for reporting to the SEC....

Do You Have Skin in the Game?

If you have some type of investment in something, you're more likely to take it seriously. On this week's episode of On the Mark,...

Leveraging Video For All Occasions

Most of us walk around every day with a phone in our pocket, taking videos of just about everything that peaks our interest. On...

Doing More With Your Website Visitors

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about using data sources to understand who is visiting your website and how...

Subaru Dealer Adam Arens on Training Your Salespeople in More Than...

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek invites Adam Arens to talk about why training your salespeople in more areas than just...