DRIVES registration due today! See below…
Fundraiser: Republican candidate for Governor, Walker Stapleton
Join us Wednesday, August 8 from 4 – 5:30 for a fundraiser for Republican candidate for Governor, Walker Stapleton at CADA Headquarters.

Walker Stapleton is the current Colorado State Treasurer. He was elected to the post in 2010, and re-elected in 2014. He was graduated from Williams College and later earned a master’s Degree in Business Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard. He pursued a 13-year career in the private sector before his election as State Treasurer in 2010.

If you want to elect a business-minded and -friendly governor, attend this fundraiser. As you’ll see in the CADA Bulletin later this week, Walker supports dealers’ doors staying closed on Sundays, does not support Cal-LEV/ZEV mandates that cede our state’s responsibilities to California bureaucrats and will hold the Colorado Department of Transportation accountable on its spending.

If you share his position on these issuses — and more — attend this fundraiser and do all you can to elect Walker Stapleton Colorado’s next governor.

Contact Michelle O'Connor if you want to attend — or with any questions you may have.

We count on seeing you there!
Register now for the 2nd 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 2nd 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.
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! Register now and Discover the fun on Kaua’i!
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Mark your calendar!

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.
Tony Sanchez (candidate for SD22)
Monday, August 6
Village Inn (12622 W Ken Caryl Ave, Littleton 80127)

Robert Rodriguez (candidate for SD32)
Tuesday, August 7
Lucile’s (999 E Evans Ave, Denver 80210)

Walker Stapleton (candidate for governor)
Wednesday, August 8
CADA (290 E Speer Blvd, Denver 80203)

Questions? Comments? Contact Michelle O’Connor
Foundation grants two scholarships, receives five vehicles

Last week, Clear the Air Foundation gave the Emily Griffith Foundation a check for $5,000 to fund two students’ scholarships. Stay tuned for details and photos of the two students!
The Foundation also received five vehicles from the following dealers:
Pueblo Dodge    3
Morehart Murphy           1
Stevinson Lexus of Lakewood     1
Regulatory & legal updates
DRIVES registration must be submitted today

On Monday, August 6, 2018, all Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) systems that control vehicle and vehicle-related information will be replaced with a new system called Colorado Driver License, Record, Identification and Vehicle Enterprise Solution (DRIVES).
Registration must be submitted online today: July 31. You will still be able to issue temporary registration permits using the current Fairfax system through Saturday, August 4. Beginning Monday, August 6, you will begin to issue temporary permits through the new Colorado DRIVES system. Training is available when you register. Logon information will be sent on August 5 for approved registrations. There is no fee to use this website.
Click here for the DMV website that has helpful information about temporary permits:  and can be found at this URL:
Motorcycle mounting boards
Motorcycle mounting boards are effective Monday, August 6, and can be purchased through approved mounting board vendors.
Where do I register?
Click here to register (link:
Password: MVPrecords
For help and registration tips, click here
How to contact the Vehicle Portal Services:
Phone: 720.795.7864- Effective July 30
Extended hours during rollout:
Monday- Friday 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.- noon.
Temporary motorcycle tag holders

Last week, we wrote about the introduction of a new temporary tag holder that will be mounted on motorcycles. With the introduction of the DRIVES system at all 64 county DMVs (the replacement for the Quick Tags system), the temp tags for motorcycles will be printed in a small version, which will better fit the dimensions of a motorcycle.

As a reminder, Rule 34, of Regulation 1 CCR 204-10, governs the requirements of the temporary registration permit issuances (i.e., temp tags). There 17 requirements a dealer must bear in mind, and this regulations has been recently updated in anticipation of the transition to the DRIVES system.

CADA will begin selling motorcycle temporary tag holders next week.  They will become available in the standard packs of 100, or condensed packs of 50, and may be ordered from CADA at
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Groves (link to:
Updates to State Forms DR 24 and DR 26

As you may have recently discovered, the DR 24 – State Sales Tax Receipt and DR 26 – State Sales Tax Receipt, Lease – were updated at the end of June. As with all forms, the state has created a phase-out period, so dealers can use up their older forms inventory. While the newer versions are now being accepted, we have e-mail confirmation from the state (available upon request) that the older versions will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

Orders for the newer versions of these forms have been placed, and they will be widely available from CADA ( well in advance the deadline.

If you are hearing contrary information from your county DMVs, please contact Matthew Groves (link to:, or freely provide my information to those counties.
FMLA Forms Expiring – Or are they?

The model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms and notices published by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) are currently set to expire on July 31, 2018. At this time, the DOL has not released updated forms and there is no indication the updated forms will be different than those currently in use. Employers should continue to use the most recent forms until updated ones are made available but should be aware of the forms’ expiration dates. The expiration date is located at the top right corner of the model FMLA forms.

The DOL submits its model FMLA forms for approval and continued use to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) every three years. The forms previously expired on May 31 of this year. This expiration date was extended by one month, until June 30, 2018, which was again extended until July 31, 2018.

Employers Council will continue to monitor for DOL announcements in relation to the release of the updated model FMLA forms and notices.
Member News
Davey Coach turns over reins

Congratulations to John Walsh, who has been named President and CEO of Davey Coach! Walsh is a very well connected and experienced new leader for the company. He worked in a large, growing bus and motor coach dealership group in Georgia that quadrupled in size during his 28 years of service there. Later, he served as CEO of a school bus manufacturer. From there, Walsh served as CEO of the MV1 mobility van manufacturer, which based on the military Humvee platform.
Automotive News
How auto tariffs pose a risk to every dealer
Trump eases car tariff threats as U.S., EU launch talks to quell trade tensions
By any measures, 25 percent auto tariff will cost Americans dearly
Electric/Autonomous vehicles
EV, AV spending in slowing market points to ‘pile-up’
Manufacturers’ news
Nightmarish profit warnings have Detroit reliving bad old days
General Motors is prepared to raise prices to offset commodity price jump
Ford warns restructuring will cost $11 billion, take years
Sergio Marchionne
Sergio Marchhione, turnaround virtuoso who built Fiat Chrysler, dies at 66
NADA Chairman Wes Lutz statement on passing of Sergio Marchionne
Manley, in first words as CEO, pays tribute
Elon Musk: The volatile visionary at risk of steering Tesla off the road
Good news: Your Tesla Model 3 is finally ready. Bad news: It may take weeks to get it services
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

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 consists 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!
Join us in Colorado Springs for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Safety Conference!

Register today for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Safety Conference at the Antlers Colorado Springs on September 25 & 26, 2018.

Want to see who is speaking this year? 
Visit our Conference Program & Registration Page.

Looking to showcase your products or services?
Register to be an Exhibitor!

Show your commitment to safety in Colorado!
Become a Sponsor today.

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!
Updated FMLA Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor has made some additional edits to 7 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) documents. They have an expiration date of 7.31.18 so we anticipate that additional revisions are underway. As always, we'll keep you posted.
You can also access the most up-to-date documents in HRDrive > Toolkit > Documents > Toolkit - FMLA!
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