Welcome to the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota! ADAND is the trade association for approximately 100 franchised automobile and truck dealers across the state of North Dakota. We invite you to browse through our site to find out more about ADAND and how membership in our association can benefit you.

Save Monday, September 10 on your calendar and plan to join fellow dealers, associates, spouses, and guests in downtown Fargo for the 2018 ADAND Conference! Our headquarters at the beautiful Radisson Hotel is within walking distance of many unique shops, restaurants, and galleries. Our agenda includes business and networking sessions, activities for golfers and non-golfers alike, and concludes with an upscale social gathering in the Radisson’s beautiful Cityscape Ballroom! Best of all – it’s FREE for all ADAND dealer members, employees, spouses, and guests! (Sponsorship packages include registration along with various recognition opportunities.) Click HERE to see the agenda, online registration link, and room information for this year’s outstanding event!

While you’re registering for the Conference, be sure to register yourself and your employees for valuable BONUS training offered the following day FREE of charge by American Financial and Automotive Services. Nationally recognized trainer Ed Paez will discuss “Driving Digital Sales,” from creating an effective first impression online to closing the sale and successfully using video for follow-up. Click HERE to learn more and register for this valuable session!

The Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota (ADAND) is pleased to announce a unique and expanded partnership with the Bank of North Dakota (BND) designed to increase customer service and encourage college savings. College SAVE, a state program which helps families save for college tax-free, will be the focus of a partnership promotion in September. In recognition of national College Savings Month, BND will offer a $50 College SAVE contribution to anyone who purchases a new OR used vehicle during the month of September from an ADAND dealer member involved in the partnership. Dealers may choose to enhance this amount with their own gift to a child’s account. Promotional materials are available online to share with your customers. Click here to learn more and sign up today!

On May 8, by a bipartisan vote of 234-175, the U.S. House approved S.J.Res. 57, a joint resolution to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) flawed auto finance rule. The CFPB’s auto finance rule attempted to eliminate a dealer’s ability to discount auto credit. This rule was issued in 2013 as “guidance” without any prior notice or public comment, and was based on flawed data and a flawed methodology. The legislation now goes to President Trump, who is expected to sign S.J.Res. 57 into law. CLICK HERE to read more.

Thank you, Congressman Cramer!

The Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota (ADAND) acknowledges and thanks Congressman Kevin Cramer for his vote in favor of rescinding the CFPB’s flawed guidance. (See story above.) Dan Wilson, ADAND National Director, Fargo, applauded Congressman Cramer’s steadfast support, which he says will save consumers money on their auto loans. “Keeping discounts for auto loans in the showroom helps consumers get a better interest rate than they often can get on their own,” said Wilson. "This helps North Dakotans afford the car or truck they need.”

Thank you, Senator Hoeven!

The U.S. Senate approved S.J.Res. 57 on April 18 by a bipartisan vote of 51-47. (See top story.) ADAND thanks Senator John Hoeven for his vote in favor of this important resolution and for co-sponsoring the legislation. Both Congressman Cramer and Senator Hoeven fought to protect North Dakota consumers by keeping the auto credit market competitive. The CFPB’s guidance would have raised the cost of vehicle financing and likely pushed marginally creditworthy consumers out of the auto credit market altogether.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brings changes for small businesses in 2018 and beyond. To help business owners understand new rules and limitations for depreciation and expensing under the new law, the IRS recently released a “Fact Sheet” (Fact Sheet 2018-9), which contains guidance regarding these new rules. Dealers should consult this guidance and work with their tax or legal professional to determine its applicability to your operations. CLICK HERE to view the Fact Sheet. (Source: IRS)

ADAND is proud to announce that Rod Wilhelm, Don Wilhelm, Inc., Jamestown, has been recog-nized as a nominee for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Rod is one of a select group of nominees from over 16,000 dealers nationwide who were honored at the 2018 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas, NV, March 22-25, 2018. Each year TIME, along with NADA and Ally Financial Inc., team up to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of automobile dealers within their communities. TIME Dealer of the Year is an annual celebration of the finest representatives of our industry – those who continuously embody a steadfast charitable spirit. As a sponsor of the TIME Dealer of the Year program, Ally Financial provides grants to eligible 501c3 charitable organizations selected by the nominees, finalists and winner. Click HERE to read more about Rod and the TIME Dealer of the Year Award. Congratulations, Rod!

Great things are on the horizon for North Dakota Auto and Implement Dealers Association (NDAIDA) Health Care Trust members! In early 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) will modernize its core software systems to provide state-of-the-art claims processing, improved customer service, and user-friendly digital and mobile experiences. CLICK HERE for more exciting information! Note that as of March 1, 2018, our toll-free number (800-752-5591) will be deactivated as part of the transition, but subscribers may continue to use our dedicated phone line, 701-293-6823, to contact an insurance representative. Please contact Matthew Larsgaard at (701) 293-6822 or matthew@ndida.com with questions.

Congressman Kevin Cramer met with a group of ADAND members in Fargo on January 26 to discuss industry issues, including autonomous vehicle legislation, overbroad recall bills, and Federal Excise Tax legislation. CLICK HERE to learn more. Photo L to R: Jeff Richmond, Valley Imports; Curry Quenette, Wallwork Truck Center; Andy Bowen, Lunde Auto Center; Matthew Larsgaard, ADAND President/CEO; Brad Sather, Gateway Chevrolet; Congressman Kevin Cramer; Dan Wilson, Corwin Automotive Group; Brant Wilson, Corwin Automotive Group; Mike Thompson, Gateway Chevrolet; Don Zerr, Wallwork Truck Center; and Jon Cole, Gateway Chevrolet.

Enforcement of the congressionally mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule is now underway. An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time and facilitate hours of service (HOS) recording and driver safety. For more information, CLICK HERE to view ELD FAQs.

ADAND Members and Associates: Click "Newsletters" on the sidebar to access the ADAND Online monthly publication!

ADAND to Award $1,500 Training Scholarships for 2017-18 School Year

May 31, 2017 is the deadline to apply for ADAND’s $1,500 training scholarships. ADAND will provide $1,000 in scholarship funds to train potential employees when a dealer provides the first $500, for a total of $1,500. Scholarships may be renewed annually. Eligibility requirements apply. For more information, contact Megan at: megan@adand.com

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