Regional meetings start next Wednesday. Register now for the meeting nearest to you!
CADA will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018, so staff can spend the day with family and friends.
Reserve your spot for next week’s CADA Regional meetings
It’s that time of the year where CADA travels the state and updates you on all that we’re doing on your behalf! You know about the warranty reimbursement bill at retail that passed during this year’s legislative session. But did you know about regulatory changes that can affect your dealership — both those that have taken place already and those that are set to trigger later this year? Or do you know what CADA is doing to help you find — and hire — auto techs?
You’ll learn answers to these questions — and so many others — at your CADA Regional Meeting. Check out the schedule below, then register today by clicking on the first or last line of a listing for the meeting closest to you. Be sure to invite your key team leaders — and register for them, too! For more info, visit
Wednedsay, September 05, 2018 • 11:30 AM
Kennebec Cafe • 4 County Road 124
Steamboat Springs/Craig
Thursday, September 06, 2018 • 8:00 AM
Rex's American Grill & Bar • 3190 South Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs
Sterling/Yuma/Wray/Burlington/Julesburg/Limon/Ft Morgan
Thursday, September 06, 2018 • 5:30 PM
Northeastern 18 • 17408 CO-14
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 • 11:30 AM
Omni Interlocken Hotel (Spruce Room) • 500 Interlocken Blvd.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 • 7:30 AM
Courtyard by Marriott • 1410 Dry Creek Dr.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 • 8:00 AM
Camp Robber Café • 1515 Ogden Road
Grand Junction
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 • Noon
Bookcliff Country Club • 2730 G Rd.
Grand Junction
Glenwood Springs/Silverthorne/Rifle/Meeker
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 • 5:30 PM
Hotel Colorado • 526 Pine St.
Glenwood Springs
Colorado Springs
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 • Noon
Garden of the Gods Club • 3320 Mesa Rd.
Colorado Springs
Pueblo/Canon City
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 • 5:30 PM
Pueblo Country Club • 3200 8th Ave.
Thursday, October 04, 2018 • Noon
The Ranch Events Complex • 5280 Arena Circle
Thursday, October 11, 2018 • 8:00 AM
Noonan's Event Center • 13521 East Iliff Ave.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 • Noon
Denver Marriott West • 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd.
Englewood/Littleton/Centennial/Lone Tree/Highlands Ranch
Thursday, October 11, 2018 • 5:30 PM
Romano's Macaroni Grill • 7979 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Greenwood Village
Denver Metro
Friday, October 12, 2018 • 7:30 AM
CADA Headquarters • 290 East Speer Blvd.
Education & Training
Seminar: 7 Essential steps for defending employee discipline & discharge
You have an employee who’s been slacking at work. He regularly shows up late, doesn’t complete his tasks in a timely manner and he’s being rude to his coworkers. When you tell him he needs to improve his performance, he says, “You can’t touch me. I’m over 40 and will claim you are discriminating against me due to age!” Is he untouchable as he claims? Or is there another part to the story? And if you decide it’s time, how do you build a proper case to support termination?
If you have questions around what ‘just cause’ really is and how to understand it, be sure to attend this special Employers Council seminar, 7 Essential steps for defending employee discipline and discharge, 7 a.m. Wednesday, September 19 at CADA Headquarters. Designed for managers, supervisors and HR specialists, this informative and interactive seminar that uses real-life scenarios lets you work with and examine the basic principle that underlies proper disciplinary procedures.
Register now!
You'll learn:
  • How to understand and implement the seven steps of just cause
  • Methods for establishing effective notice of rules among employees
  • What constitutes a legitimate work rule
  • How to contextualize an employee’s entire work record when determining discipline
  • How to identify and avoid disparate treatment
  • How to identify a supervisor’s role in establishing just cause
  • How to determine the appropriate penalty to be administered
  • To plan and conduct an effective investigation
  • How to document discipline
Download the seminar
If you want to stay on the right side of the law — AND understand how ‘just cause’ can help win unemployment claims or dismiss discrimination charges, register for this important seminar.
Register today!
Webinar: 4 simple rules to prevent cyber phishing attacks at your dealership

Have you or anyone on your sales team ever received an e-mail from another dealer who wants to look at a vehicle you have on the lot? Sure you have. It’s something that happens thousands of times a day across the country. Yet there’s a whole business built on accessing sensitive information in your database through such a seemingly innocuous — and common — activity.
It’s called cyber phishing and auto dealerships across the country are increasingly falling victim to phishers’ aggressive and relentless tactics. And once they have access to your database, cyber phishers hold it for ransom, usually for tens of thousands of dollars, yet some dealerships have paid much more than that (hundreds of thousands of dollars). It may not be a sexy or cool topic, but if you’ve been cyber phished, it will bring your business to its knees.
But there are actions you can take right now to prevent that from happening to your dealership. Please join CADA on Wednesday, October 10, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for the special webinar, 4 Simple rules to prevent cyber phishing attacks at your dealership. This webinar is designed for dealers, general managers, sales managers, controllers and CFOs. (And because it’s a webinar, you might want your sales team to sit in on it, too.) For more info on the webinar, click here
Register now!
Register now for the CADA Annual Convention in Kaua’i!

Discover the fun on Kaua’i at the CADA Annual Convention

Join us — and discover the fun on Kaua’i — November 11 -14 for the CADA Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa!
Hawaii’s fourth-largest and oldest island, Kaua’i enjoys the nickname of Garden Isle, due to its dramatic coastline of jagged cliffs and sharp mountain spires, emerald valleys, tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls.
Register today!
All this splendor serves as the backdrop to the CADA Annual Convention, which begins with a welcome reception Sunday evening. Great educational sessions kick off Monday and Tuesday. And we’re thrilled to announce keynote speaker, Automotive News Vice President & Publisher Jason Stein!  
This year, we’ve added several tours to take advantage of during free time — ranging from surf lessons, zipline and tubing adventures to hikes, horseback rides, ATV waterfall adventures, helicopter tours, canyon excursions and a dinner sunset sail! Click here for more info.
You’ll find it all at the CADA Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa! Registration is now open, so register today!
Register today!
Make your hotel reservations here. Passkey: CADA18
Attend a Legislative Grassroots Meeting near you!

This election year is developing into one of the most crucial for the State of Colorado in recent memory, and dealer participation in the legislative process has never been more important. 
CADA is meeting with candidates in key districts in the upcoming weeks, so check out the list below and put the closest Legislative Grassroots Meeting (LGM) on your calendar now. If you can't make it, please send someone from your management team to ensure your dealership is represented.
 Rod Pelton (Candidate for HD65)
Tuesday, September 4
Racine’s (650 Sherman St, Denver 80203)

Michael Thuener (Candidate for HD50)
Thursday, September 13
The Egg & I (2305 W 27th St #509A, Greeley 80634)
Questions? Comments? Contact Michelle O’Connor
Thank you for your donations!

Pueblo Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram          3
While on the way to visit dealers in Rifle and Glenwood Springs, my wife and I took a break in Aspen to relax and take in the scenery.
While hiking near the Maroon Bells the crisp and clear air hit me. 
I recently read on the website:
The U.S. vehicle pollution control under the Clean Air Act is a major success story by many measures:
  • New passenger vehicles are 98 - 99 percent cleaner for most tailpipe pollutants, compared to the 1960s.
  • Fuels are much cleaner; lead has been eliminated, and sulfur levels are more than 90 percent lower than they were before regulation.
  • U.S. cities have much improved air quality, despite ever increasing population and increasing vehicle miles traveled.
  • Standards have sparked technology innovation from industry. 
We’re making progress, but there are still of lot of high-polluting vehicles on the road!
The Clear the Air Foundation has a significant focus on removing as many older, high polluters from Colorado’s roads as possible. Thanks to you, we’re fast approaching 3,500 vehicles removed from our roads forever. Thanks to Pueblo Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram this week for helping the Foundation reach this milestone!
For questions about the donation process, please contact Mark Zeigler, or call 303-775-8896.
Yes! I want to donate!
CADA Dealership Census 2018 deadline has been extended!
In late July/early August, you may recall receiving the CADA Dealership Census 2018. CADA uses the information you provide for reporting requirements and we just received an extension last week!
If you’ve already filled it out and sent it back, THANK YOU! Your action is a tremendous help.
If you have not yet done so, click here to download the form. This is a fillable PDF form, so you can click on a field and simply type the requested info. No need to print it out, hand-write the form and fax it to us. Just enter, save and return to (make that a link)
To be counted, please return by end of business Friday, September 7!
Regulatory & legal updates
Auto Industry Division is MOVING

The Auto Industry Division, the chief regulator of the automotive industry, is leaving its long-time headquarters at 1881 Pierce St. in Lakewood. Its last day in the office is September 28, 2018.

The Division will be closed Friday, September 28 and Monday, October 1 to facilitate the move.

When the Division re-opens on Tuesday, October 2, it will be located at 143 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80228, on the third floor.

Incidentally, these are temporary headquarters. The Division will be moving again in late 2018 into its new permanent headquarters in Golden.

Updated Form 2698 – VIN Verification

During the 2018 rulemaking process, the Department of Motor Vehicles has amended form DR 2698. The new form should reflect a date of 06/15/18. The previous version reflects a date of 11/04/10. You may notice that while the layout is different, there are no substantive changes to the material required for its completion. The primary modification is using boxes for the VIN number, instead of allowing a blank for natural handwriting.

The updated version of form DR 2698 is available at Questions? Comments? Please contact Matthew Groves.

Starting next month, consumers can freeze their credit files

Beginning September 21, consumers can directly contact each of the three major credit agencies and put temporary freezes on credit files at their discretion.

In May, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, making waves in the consumer credit markets. Portions of this rule restricted consumers and banks in their ability to extend credit. But, the credit freeze is one of the most significant aspects for new car purchases.

Credit freezes are a valuable tool for anyone who believes their identity may have been compromised or stolen, sees suspicious credit activity on their file and needs more investigation. If it turns out no malicious activity has occurred, the consumer may simply call the credit agencies and unfreeze the credit file. Otherwise, the freeze will last for 90 days, at which point it expires.

From the dealer perspective, it is worth noting that if a consumer credit file is frozen, a dealer will be unable to run a credit report for a financed motor vehicle purchase.

For questions about credit freezes, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Question and Answer section.
Colorado Auto Outlook gets a refresh
In the August issue of the Bulletin, you may have noticed something different about the Colorado Auto Outlook. Starting with the June Auto Outlook, just released on Friday, you now see more charts, graphs and highlights of the information you find most relevant in this monthly report — all at a glance!
And if you want other issues of the Colorado Auto Outlook, you’ll find them on the Colorado Auto Outlook page of the CADA website.
Upcoming Events
Legislative Grassroots Meeting

Rod Pelton (Candidate for HD65)
Tuesday, September 4
Racine’s (650 Sherman St, Denver 80203)

Michael Thuener (Candidate for HD50)
Thursday, September 13
The Egg & I (2305 W 27th St #509A, Greeley 80634)

To register, contact Michelle O’Connor, or call 303.457.5113.
Seminar: 7 Essential steps for defending employee discipline and discharge
Wednesday, September 19
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
7:30 – 9:30a.m. program
CADA Headquarters 290 E. Speer Blvd. Denver
CLICK HERE to register
Upcoming CADA Regional Meetings

Wednedsay, September 05, 2018 • 11:30 AM
Kennebec Cafe • 4 County Road 124
Steamboat Springs/Craig
Thursday, September 06, 2018 • 8:00 AM
Rex's American Grill & Bar • 3190 South Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs
Sterling/Yuma/Wray/Burlington/Julesburg/Limon/Ft Morgan
Thursday, September 06, 2018 • 5:30 PM
Northeastern 18 • 17408 CO-14
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Automotive News
Around Colorado
Industry icon Mike Maroone discusses one-price selling, industry disruptors and the future of the car business
Proposed sales tax increase for transportation qualifies for ballot
On June Colorado Auto Outlook
New vehicle registrations slow in Colorado, but some luxury brands like Tesla grow significantly
Auto sales slow down
New vehicle registrations slow in Colorado, but some luxury brands like Tesla grow significantly
Around the nation
Trump auto tariff threats hinder push for NAFTA deal
My dealership is local: Auto dealers give back to the towns that support them
Rare Ferrari 250 GTO sells for record $48.4 million at auction
Automakers get boost as U.S., Mexico deal averts tariff doomsday
Manufacturer News
Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber for driverless cars
GM loses another legal battle over dealer scoring
Apple is hiring scores of ex-Tesla employees this year, and not just for its car project
Tesla insiders say ‘it’s a s—t show’ under beleaguered Elon Musk
Musk blog ends one Tesla drama, rekindles all the others
Tesla: Back to square one on cash
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
Contact Khorrie

For information about any of the Endorsed Provider’s products or services, contact
Polly Penna 
303.457.5119 office  |  303.945.6426  mobile

Federal EPA e-Manifest Program
Now in effect
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently made a significant change impacting those who generate hazardous waste. On June 30, 2018, the EPA launched its electronic manifest (e-Manifest) program as authorized under the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.
It’s intended to reduce the costs and burdens of tracking paper manifests from generators to transporters to treatment/disposal facilities. The goal — eventually — is a fully electronic way for your organization to track its hazardous waste shipments. 
Note: This is a transitional period for waste generators, and NO CHANGES are required right now.
  • To use e-Manifest you must have an active EPA ID number for your facility.
  • Hazardous waste generators have the option to register for e-Manifest. A mix of paper and electronic manifests can be used until 2021.
  • The e-Manifest system is linked to the Resource Conservation Recovery Act database (RCRAInfo) and you will be able to validate information entered on an electronic manifest against RCRAInfo.
  • User fees to pay for the cost of establishing, implementing, and operating e-Manifest are the responsibility of Treatment Storage or Disposal Facilities (TSDFs). The EPA won’t invoice generators directly, though we expect costs to increasingly be passed on to waste generators. For information on your waste handling fees, please contact your waste transporter and/or TSDF directly.
  • RCRAInfo has published an in-depth FAQ and guide on how to register and use the e-Manifest system. 
Paper Manifests
Generators should be aware that a new 5-page manifest replaced the previous 6-page manifest. The new manifest doesn’t include 2 copies for the TSDF to return to the destination/generator’s state. Instead, there is a single copy for the TSDF to submit to the EPA. Please consult with your waste transporter and/or TSDF for state-specific manifest requirements.

In addition, even though you can now register for e-Manifest, many waste vendors are not yet fully prepared for digital manifests and will continue to use the paper method. Over the next 3 years, we expect waste transporters and generators will be increasingly motivated to use e-Manifest.
User fees to pay for the cost of establishing, implementing, and operating e-Manifest are the responsibility of TSDFs. Even for those who don’t adopt e-Manifest, the EPA will assess additional fees to TSDFs. The EPA will not invoice generators directly. However, the waste haulers and TSDFs may pass these new fees onto generators. Since the fees for using e-Manifest are lower than using a paper manifest, there are incentives to register and begin using the electronic process. For information on your waste handling fees, please contact your waste transporter and/or TSDF directly.

The fees established by the EPA are as follows: 
  • Paper manifest submitted — $20.00 per manifest
  • PDF image of the manifest submitted — $13.00 per manifest
  • Date file and PDF submitted together — $7.00 per manifest
  • Manifest created in e-Manifest or electronic manifest numbers obtained from EPA system for hybrid manifest usage — $4.00 per manifest
Facilities and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) Without an EPA ID Number
Many VSQGs weren’t previously required to have an EPA ID number. Depending on your state, you obtain an EPA ID number by submitting the federal form (8700-12) or by submitting your state-specific form. View your state requirements and acceptable forms to obtain an EPA ID. 

Registering for e-Manifest:
  • To create an e-Manifest user ID, go to  
  • You will need to select 2 users from your facility or group, create user IDs, and add your existing, site-specific EPA ID numbers. Select users familiar with and ultimately responsible to sign-off on your waste hauling. The e-Manifest system is designed to work on any computer or handheld device. 
  • Under RCRAInfo site management permissions, you can add and update multiple existing site EPA Site ID numbers if you manage multiple locations.  
  • Additional information is available at and a FAQ and user guide is located at:
Need help? Please contact your KPA consultant to assist you.

Facilities With an Active EPA ID Number
After you register and create your username and password through RCRAInfo, you can register your site to e-Manifest. Many states have already imported their state-issued EPA ID numbers into the federal system. Other states are still working it. For state-specific information, please see the EPA’s state contacts page

Next Steps
For the immediate future, continue to match and retain your paper manifests as usual and begin inquiring about e-Manifest with your hazardous waste hauler. In addition, continue to follow any state-specific requirements regarding manifests as well as pay for any federal, state, or local fees for having an EPA ID number.

Any new or existing paper manifest must still be retained for 3 years, and generators must continue to follow federal and state-specific waste regulations. Additional enhancements are planned for e-Manifest in the future, including emailed notifications on when manifests have been approved and are ready for signatures.

Your KPA Consultant can provide you with guidance on applying for EPA ID numbers and e-Manifest registration. If you have questions, please contact your KPA Consultant directly.

Personal Protective Equipment
August 30 (8:00 am to 10:30 am)

Hazards exist in every workplace: sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and other potentially dangerous situations. As an employer you are required to protect employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury.  Controlling a hazard at its source by the use of work practice controls is the best way to protect employees. When work practices and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their employees and ensure correct use. PPE is worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits. This seminar will help both employers and employees do the following:
• Understand the types of PPE
• Know the basics of conducting a "hazard assessment" of the workplace
• Select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances
• Understand what kind of training is needed in the proper use and care of PPE
• Plus more including handout items that will help you comply with the OSHA standards and good work practices

Member: $60    Alliance Member: $60     Non-member: $75
This course is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group

Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

September 6 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
This course will teach you how to use investigative techniques to identify the causal factors if an incident occurs and select effective corrective actions. 

Topics of discussion:
• Introduction to Basic Incident Investigation Principles
• Types and Methods of Investigation 
• Accident Analysis Techniques
• Basics of Root Cause Analysis
• Root Cause Analysis Workshop

Member: $105    Alliance Member: $105     Non-member: $135
This session is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group


Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) September 10-14, 2018

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) is a unique, curriculum-based program that builds a solid foundation in both general industry and construction knowledge for the beginning safety practitioner, as well as the experienced safety professional. 

The course consxists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led learning and is designed to equip workers with the core competencies they need to succeed in occupational safety and health.  Case studies and workshops are used extensively to bring learning objectives into focus. Student presentations, daily quizzes, practical reviews and a comprehensive final exam allow students to demonstrate their competencies in the class. 

By learning how to promote safety on a job site, COSS graduates will have the knowledge necessary to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations.  Key to the program is the COSS Model, which focuses on four steps to providing a workplace free of recognized hazards. It enables newly appointed safety and health representatives to reach a higher level of understanding. Many experienced safety and health professionals who have completed the COSS class have used the COSS Model to successfully manage their safety processes.

COSS graduates will be able to:
• Determine the true cost of accidents
• Calculate total recordable incident rates
• Search company and public records to assess where the likelihood of an accident may lie
• Master the use of the Code of Federal Regulations (construction and general industry)
• Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements, implement corrective actions and train personnel in required changes 
• Complete risk analyses for key jobs and processes
• Develop and implement a safety audit and inspection program
• Communicate corporate safety initiatives and goals
• Develop and maintain company safety plans and manuals

Course Fee
Member: $1799     Alliance Member: $1799     Non-member: $2095
Register Now!
Register now for the Rocky Mountain Safety Conference!

Don't Miss the Early Bird Deadline!

Early bird registration closes September 9 for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Safety Conference at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs on September 25 & 26.

Don't Delay - Register Today!

 For more information on pricing, breakout sessions and registration visit our Conference Program & Registration Page.


Important Information:
1) Group discounts available - When registering three (3) or more employees at the same time call Rachel Massman for discounted pricing at (303) 373-1937. Discounts are available for both members and non-members.

2) Members must log-in on the website to get the Member Rates for the conference. Forgot your Username and Password? Not sure if you have one?  Call CSA for assistance (303) 373-1937.

Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) October 29-November 2, 2018

The Certificate for Occupational Safety ManagersTM (COSM) program is an advanced, executive-level safety program consisting of 40 hours of specialized training. For participants who are currently an executive-level safety manager, this program will assist in identifying competencies that need to be strengthened.

In order to receive the final COSM certificate, participants must have a minimum of two years of safety, health and environmental work experience; complete 40 hours of training; and turn in all completed assignments. A workbook is provided to each student along with a Web address, which is needed to access the electronic post-session assignments, support documents and useful tools.

Program Topics
  • Essentials of Safety Management - Explores the scope and function of the safety position according to established health and safety benchmarks. Students assess personal competencies within the categories of foundation, core, technical and executive abilities. It also addresses leadership versus management roles.
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success - Teaches the importance of benchmarking your company Safety Management System (SMS) against quality safety systems such as Total Quality Management (TQM), ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Managing Risk & Safety Finances - Explores accident causation theories, shows how to measure and manage the hazards that create risk, how to budget to eliminate them and provides templates to accomplish the task.
  • Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline - Explains how the concept of injury management has greatly expanded into what is now described as an Integrated Disability Management System (IDMS). It stresses the use of lagging indicators to drive effective incentive and recognition programs.
  • Communicating the Safety Message - Focuses on communicating within all levels of the organization and explores the critical steps to planning effective safety communications. Students develop and deliver a one-minute elevator pitch after learning key concepts for presenting to high-level executives.
Course Fee
Member: $1999
Alliance Member: $1999
Non-member: $2399
Register Now!
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