Ala. dealership cited for safety violations after 3 employee deathsDec. 14
TrueCar, California Dealers Association settle lawsuitDec. 14
AutoNews Now: Bracing for Irma... recovering from HarveySept. 8
How to improve factory-retailer relations: A dealer’s viewpointDec. 11
Clint Newell says manufacturers need to address problematic dealerships individually, rather than react with 'broad-brush' policies that impact the entire retail network. The veteran Oregon dealer says while automakers have made significant strides in areas such as vehicle distribution and product mix, some factory programs are reducing retailers' fixed coverage ratios.
Penske buys more U.K. used-only storesDec. 12
Cox sues CDK, cites anti-competitive practicesDec. 11
In a battle between two dealership vendor giants, Cox Automotive is suing CDK Global for anti-competitive business practices. CDK and Reynolds and Reynolds, which Cox called a co-conspirator but is not a party to the suit, have colluded to eliminate competition in dealership data integration, the federal lawsuit said.
Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCoDec. 12
PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.