First ADCO Seminar Affirms Key Industry Need

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS – March 31, 2019 – The Association of Dealership Compliance Officers (ADCO) hosted its first training seminar and certification March 24-27 in Dallas, Texas. The response to the event underscored the need for a single-point resource for dealership...

Kyle Van Boemel Receives $1,500 AFIP Scholarship

AFIP awarded Kyle Van Boemel, a Northwood University junior majoring in automotive marketing and management, the Jakob Murray Lange Memorial scholarship for his exemplary work as a dealership intern during the summer of 2018. Shannon Robertson, AFIP’s executive vice...

Packing payments? …it’s still illegal

In deference to one of my oldest friends in the car business, Jim Ziegler, payment packing is illegal. And not just in California, where it’s prohibited by statute. The practice qualifies as an “unfair or deceptive act or practice” at the state level and an “unfair,...

Robertson Nominates Pat Ryan for Automotive Hall of Fame

Five years ago, AFIP executive director Dave Robertson set a goal of having Pat Ryan inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, a post-NADA convention Automotive News article on Robertson’s quest prompted an invitation from the Hall for a...