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NADA Workforce Study Results Available

November 2017

Recently, NADA released the results of its annual Dealership Workforce Study (DWS). Highlights of the 2017 Study · On average, employees in new-car dealerships earned nearly 24 percent more than the 2016 fourth-quarter median weekly earnings of $832 for the…

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Securing Licenses To Operate Dealerships

November 2017

Getting licenses to do business in Pennsylvania is more time consuming than ever. Dealers must secure (or update) licenses from the Departments of State (Dealer Licensing), Banking (Banking), Revenue and Transportation (PennDOT) and the local…

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Local Use Fees - Updated List

November 2017

As reported in past PAA News Bulletins, beginning January 1, 2015, counties are able to pass an ordinance to implement a fee of $5.00 for each vehicle registered, transferred, or renewed to an address location in that county.…

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Supreme Court to Review Service Advisor Case

October 2017

On September 28, 2017, the Supreme Court issued an order to review a decision of a lower court in Encino Motorcars, LLC v Navarro. The case involves the question of whether dealership service advisors fall within the…

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle

October 2017

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces the continued availability of grants to Commonwealth residents under the Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. The program provides rebates to assist individuals with the incremental costs…

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PennDOT Audit Reminders

October 2017

Recently, PennDOT provided the following information as a reminder of what auditors are looking for when ensuring compliance with the law, regulations and PennDOT contract provisions. The following items are the most common deficiencies found…

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REAL ID Update and Frequently Asked Questions

October 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Pennsylvania a REAL ID enforcement extension through October 10, 2018. This extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding commercial aircraft…

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Dealers Must Display Fuel Economy Guide

October 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy have released the preliminary 2018 Fuel Economy Guide which is available for download and print at https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/download.shtml. Dealers selling new vehicles with…

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Safety Inspection and Checklist

October 2017

How long does it take (should it take) to Safety Inspect a vehicle? There is no prescribed time period required to Safety Inspect a vehicle. The Inspection manual states a certified mechanic may not inspect…

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Completely Updated PAA Title Manual

October 2017

PRVCA has learned that the PAA Title and Registration Manual has been completely updated with all new fees, forms, procedures and much more. This manual is essential for every dealership with the many changes made…

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