With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now seems like the right time to slow down and count my blessings. We auto dealers have so much to be thankful for. At the top of my list, and I’m sure it’s the same for many of you, are my family and employees. It’s their hard work and positive attitudes that keep our small business running and make it possible for us to continue the legacy my grandfather set into motion decades ago.

In Uncertain Times, You Can Count on AIADA

The greatest threat facing International nameplate dealers today isn’t trade, taxes, regulatory costs, or succession planning. It’s uncertainty. Uncertainty is the enemy of all businesses. For dealers, it puts the brakes on expansions, remodels, hiring, and floor planning. In nearly every conversation I have with my fellow dealers, I hear how uncertainty is a negative influence that touches every corner of their business model; introducing doubt and insecurity into what should be clear cut decisions.

Fall Brings New Developments on Trade

Autumn has been an eventful season for trade, including the signing of the renegotiated U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) and the finalizing of a trilateral agreement on what was NAFTA, now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.

NAFTA? We Hafta

Contentious NAFTA negotiations are once again making headlines. U.S. and Mexican official have signed a tentative deal – meaning the official clock is ticking on a final NAFTA agreement. However, at this point Canada has not agreed to anything – a major roadblock to renegotiating this vital trilateral agreement.

Where We Stand on Tariffs

Lately, no matter where I go, everyone is asking me the same questions: what’s happening with these auto tariffs? Is the president really going to put a 20 percent tax on imported vehicles?