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What works in California won’t work in Colorado
Now, Gov. Hickenlooper is considering Cal-LEV standards once again. On Thursday, several of Colorado’s most active dealers represented CADA membership before the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Before the meeting, they were joined by manufacturers’ alliances for a talking points breakfast, before walking across the street to CDPHE’s building in a show of unified solidarity to oppose Cal-LEV before the AQCC.
Adopting Cal-LEV standards is a misguided policy that ultimately gives authority for Colorado’s air quality to California regulators, where standards on smog levels are based on cities like Los Angeles Long Beach, San Francisco and Sacramento, rather than air quality in Aspen, Telluride, Colorado Springs and Denver.

CADA and manufacturers’ presentations were well received by the commission. At one point, dealers in the audience were asked to stand; it was impressive to see an entire row across the aisle stand, so much so that someone unrelated to the industry began clapping, while others chimed in.
During one manufacturer’s presentation, he noted that lawn mowers and leaf blowers emit twice as much pollution as today’s cars.

For some, that’s not enough. As expected, the AQCC heard public comment on Cal-LEV, where, not surprisingly, most organizations did not share CADA and manufacturers’ positions.

The presentations were engaging and compelling; as a result, several AQCC members had a list of questions for CADA and the manufacturers. We’ll keep you posted on next steps.
Women: Record a video and enter it in NADA’s Women in Automotive Video competition
Last month, the National Automobile Dealers Association launched a “Women In Automotive” video competition to highlight the many accomplishments and opportunities for women in auto retailing.
To enter, just share a short two- or three-minute video that includes the following:
In your video, share
  • Who you are
  • What you do
  • Why you’d encourage other women to pursue similar careers.
  • What do you want other women to know about why a career in a dealership might be right for them?
  • What do you wish you knew before you started your own dealership career.
  • What are the top three benes to working at a dealership — that women probably don’t already know?
Then publicly share your video on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter
and include the hashtag #WomeninAutomotive.
Also, send your link to, and we’ll share it on CADA’s social media channels.
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Regulatory & Compliance
Temporary tags require temporary tag holders
By Matthew Groves, VP Regulatory & Compliance

This is a reminder that when your dealership issues a temporary tag for a new motor vehicle sale, it must be accompanied by a clear plastic temporary tag holder. As CADA employees have been out travelling the state, we have noticed a growing trend of dealers housing temporary tags inside of their license plate holders.

Rule 34, of the Regulation 1 CCR 204-10 (text here), under the authority of Colorado Revised Statute 42-3-203 (text here),  requires:
  • “Temporary permits should be affixed to the rear of the vehicle in the area normally designed for the normal placement of the license plate. Dealers may place the temporary permits in plastic/protective bags or holders as long as the bags or holders do not cover, distort or make unreadable any part of the temporary permit. Temporary permits may be placed on the inside of the vehicle or on the inside rear window provided the temporary permit is readable.”
Use of dealer plate holders sometimes obscures a portion of the information on the temporary tags. This block is the principal reason that the Department of Motor Vehicles moved the temporary tags from posting inside the rear windshield to the rear exterior of the vehicle. Use of these non-approved plate holders could result in a traffic citation issued by state law enforcement.

If you have any questions please send me an e-mail or call: 303.282.1449.
The bus not taken: How easy auto loans reinforced car dependence and killed transit ridership
Southern Californians are on a car-buying spree that’s cutting deeply into transit ridership, study says
Personal vehicles will stay strong as rides of choice, Subaru Chief says
Deconstructing the GAP crisis
More luxury buyers ditch the imports and pick up a truck
Bonds & Forms
CADA has a fillable bond request form for new sales people! This new, fillable PDF form makes it easier, faster and more accurate for us to turn around your salesperson bond request. Because there’s no handwriting to decipher with this form, bond turnaround can be faster than ever. Just download the form, electronically fill it out and return to Khorrie Luther ( Questions? Call Khorrie: 303.457.5122.
Download the form
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More Events & Seminars
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May 16-17, 2018 —Two, one-day Sales Power Boost seminars at CADA Headquarters. Watch for details next week!
June 19, 2018 —  Mastery of Finance for Automobile Dealers seminar at CADA Headquarters: A workshop that links finance to automobile dealership operations. Watch for details next week!
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Good news! The webinar is available on demand from CADA, ready for you to attend at your own convenience! To get the webinar, click here.

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