Daily Newscast: Mike Jackson optimistic about used car sales | WardsAuto’s Tom Murphy: Has the diesel engine lost its spark? | Traits to Look for in a Reliable Technician

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On today’s CBT Newscast for Monday May 1, 2017:

Why Mike Jackson is optimistic about used car sales
Around 45 Million used vehicles were sold in the U.S. last year. As impressive as that number is, it may be surpassed in 2017. In this interview with CNBC, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson explains why he’s optimistic about the future of the used vehicle market.
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5 Ways to Make Your Employees Happier and More Productive
Every day, small businesses across the country are hiring more and more millennials. 2017 marks a big year for the millennial generation as they now make up the majority of the American workforce. This year also has had more job openings than any other in the last 16 years, mainly due to more citizens choosing to quit their jobs in order to pursue work elsewhere. Here are some ways that small employers can create a more flexible work environment that maximizes productivity and alleviates burnout. Read More

WardsAuto’s Tom Murphy: Has the diesel engine lost its spark?
For decades, light-duty diesel engines in the U.S. market have been treated like the “red-headed stepchild” of the powertrain family. They’ve been saddled with generally more expensive fuel, costly equipment to scrub emissions, high regulatory hurdles, and an outdated reputation for being smoky and loud. CBT’s Joe Gumm sat down with Tom Murphy, Senior Editor at WardsAuto, to discuss if the Volkswagen scandal affected the way automakers view diesel engines and if this impacted sales. Watch Now

5 Traits to Look for in a Reliable Technician
The quality of your service department will define your success as a dealership. The quality of your technicians will define the success of your service department. Successful dealerships understand the service department is the heart of the company when sales are mediocre. Having quality service department team members will not only increase your return business, but will increase your outreach into your community. When hiring or training, remember there are a set of core values every great technician withholds. Here are our Top 5 personal traits every great technician must have. Read Now

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