After disaster, expect peak sales in 60-120 daysSat, 17, Sep 2016
After a major natural disaster, dealerships in the affected area can expect to see vehicle sales stall for 30 days.
Catastrophic floods and the ABCs of givingMon, 12, Sep 2016
Helping those displaced by floods in Baton Rouge, La., last month is simple as ABC for Auction Broadcasting Co. The auction company will match donations to help its employees and other residents who lost their homes in the deluge.
La. flood casualties: 100,000 insured carsMon, 05, Sep 2016
The historic floods that battered Louisiana last month damaged an estimated 100,000 insured vehicles. The National Insurance Crime Bureau said the number of uninsured vehicles damaged by flooding may be even more than those that are insured because owners may have chosen to drop coverage of aging vehicles.
Dealership employees try to rebuild lives after Louisiana floodsSat, 27, Aug 2016
Devastating floods in Baton Rouge have displaced 1,500 or more families with members working at the area's dealerships. NADA aims to raise $2 million for aid to the flood victims and already has begun handing out relief checks.
Takata truck blast revives concerns over airbag propellantThu, 01, Sep 2016
Critics of embattled airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. said last week's deadly explosion of a truck carrying parts to its Mexican factory underscores questions about the safety of the chemical compound at the center of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
U.S. senators seek federal probe of Takata-linked explosionWed, 31, Aug 2016
Two U.S. senators on Wednesday called on the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the Aug. 22 crash and explosion of a truck carrying Takata Corp. airbag parts that killed a woman and injured four others.
Dealership workers need flood help. Contribute nowSat, 27, Aug 2016
The flood waters are receding in dozens of parishes across central Louisiana and most auto retailers are reopening, but hundreds of dealership employees are still struggling to put their lives back together.
Fatal Takata truck blast was 'like a big bomb,' sheriff saysTue, 30, Aug 2016
The truck carrying Takata airbag inflators exploded “like a big bomb,” said the Texas sheriff whose officers rushed the scene. The cause of the grisly accident last week isn't known, he said, and the damage was so extensive that a woman killed in the blast was identified only through dental records.
Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injuredMon, 29, Aug 2016
A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.
Family likely to 'spend Christmas in a camper'Sat, 27, Aug 2016
With his house and cars wrecked by flood waters, this dealership employee is focused on rebuilding and reuniting his family.
After evacuation ordeal, nowhere to go but upSat, 27, Aug 2016
After two days stranded in a second-story loft, Tara Andrews, a dealership Internet director, escaped Baton Rouge's flood waters with her parents, three-year-old daughter and nine dogs.
Back on the job: 'I needed ... a bit of normalcy'Sat, 27, Aug 2016
Flood waters chased April Bower, a service writer at Acura of Baton Rouge, from one relative's house to another. But as soon as she could, she returned to the dealership. She was met at the store by others wanting to help her.