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The official podcast of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. Representing Kentucky's automobile dealers since 1938.
29 Episodes
We recently sat down with Brad Geren of Dealer Performance Group and Paul Harper of Pulse Protects to discuss Pulse braking technology. Pulse is a rear-end collision avoidance system that pulses your third brake light when you press the brake pedal, increasing the reaction time of the driver behind you. Studies show that this one extra second of reaction time can prevent 90% of rear-end collisions. Listen to learn more about this safe and profitable new technology, and how KADA Preferred Partner Dealer Performance Group can help get this installed at your dealership.
In this episode, we sit down with our 2023 KADA Chairman, Joe Cummins!Joe is the General Manager at Don Franklin Chevrolet Buick GMC in Somerset, part of the Don Franklin Auto Group family. Born into the car business, he has worked in just about every position in the dealership over his 50 years in the industry. Joe has been an active member in our Executive Committee for 4 years now, and his dedication and commitment to the car business and community will undoubtedly lead us to great things in 2023.Listen to learn more about your new KADA Chairman! 
In this episode we sit down with KY Transportation Secretary Jim Gray. Listen as we talk about the million dollar EV Infrastructure Plan in Kentucky, the rollout and what it will look like in the coming years. Listen to hear Secretary Gray explain more about the plan, the challenges it faces and the revolutionary shift taking place. With the Transportation Cabinet projecting that in Kentucky by 2045, 58% of new-vehicle sales will be electric vehicles, the details of this plan are essential to the KY dealer body. 
We sit down with U.S. Representative Thomas Massie who represents Kentucky's 4th District which stretches across Northern Kentucky and 280 miles of the Ohio River.  We talk all things EV, including Representative Massie's personal experience owning a Tesla. Listen as we discuss charging stations, adoption rate projections, Ford’s EV program announcement, electricity usage/power grid, and more. 
Recently we sat down with Stuart Ferguson, Managing Partner of the Underwriter's Group, ADMIC (Automobile Dealers Management Insurance Agency).  A KADA Preferred Partner, ADMIC is an insurance company that offers a workers' compensation program with a number of impressive benefits, including that it is owned directly by dealers.  Listen as we talk return to work and why it’s important, the benefits you could receive from ADMIC's recent partnership with KEMI (Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance), cyber insurance and more.
We sat down with Jamie Hasty of SESCO Management, a new resource offered exclusively to you as a KADA member for no additional charge. SESCO Management offers professional human resource management consulting services and has a rich history in working with auto dealers across the country. As a KADA member, you have unlimited email and phone access to SESCO for any HR questions or needs. Whether you’re a small dealership under 50 employees or have over 500 employees, SESCO can be an incredible resource for you. They provide knowledge and expertise regarding labor market changes and trends, regulatory updates, company policy and culture, and more. We encourage you to take advantage of this incredible member benefit.
In this episode we sit down with Jim Fitzpatrick of CBT News. Listen as we discuss how to nurture our industry, things we should be looking out for, breaking the current sales model, taking care of your customers, and much more.
In this episode we sit down with Chris Cleveland, Co-founder and CEO of ComplyAuto, one of KADA's newest Preferred Partners.  As you have seen in our Winter is Coming series, we have been working to provide you with materials to help your dealership plan and implement the necessary policies and procedures required by the FTC’s amended Safeguards Rule that go into effect December 9, 2022. ComplyAuto has partnered with NADA and 30 other states across the U.S. to automate the complexities of these new regulations and offer a comprehensive set of privacy and cybersecurity tools to let your dealership get back to selling cars.
Bloomberg Intelligence's Kevin Tynan attended the KADA Annual Convention last week in Asheville, N.C. and spoke to dealers from both Kentucky and Virginia. He lays out the case for why declining volume and inventory isn't a result entirely of the pandemic. In fact, he says, it's "orchestrated by the manufacturer."And there may be no going back.
In this episode, your very own KADA staff sits down to chat about all you can expect at our 75th Annual Convention, coming up in less than two weeks! We talk agenda, speakers, our 1920s Great Gatsby party and more. Tune in to make sure you're ready for all the fun that's ahead! 
We sat down with Kevin Tynan, Senior Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, to chat about what you can expect to hear from him at our KADA Convention in just a couple weeks! He’ll be chatting about how this dynamic time in the automotive industry is creating a utopia for automakers, how this effects dealers, how the metrics have completely changed in our current market, and so much more. We’ve worked with Kevin for many years and he never disappoints – you won’t want to miss this!
We sat down with Colin Royster and Ben Hoffman of Integrum Advisors to talk more about our new partnership as KADA's health insurance brokers. Whether you're already a part of the KADA health plan or not, listen to hear how their customized services can help your organization. With 30 years of working with dealers and the automotive industry, they have the knowledge and experience to meet your specific needs, whether you've got 50 employees or 500. 
Listen as we begin a series of communications regarding amendments to the FTC's Safeguards Rule alongside our Legal Counsel at Stoll Keenon Ogden. These new amendments heighten the responsibility of the dealer when it comes to protecting consumer information from cyber attacks and data breaches. It's important you understand the new requirements created by these changes and that you are compliant with these rules by December 9, 2022.
As we near the Kentucky Primaries on May 17th, we sat down again with fellow dealer Darrell Billings, to check in as he runs for Representative of the 91st District - Estill, Madison and Powell Counties. Listen as we chat about the general mood of the Kentucky people, increasing workforce participation, the resilience and significance of the dealership community, the importance of electing quality representatives, and more. 
As the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly Session has recently come to a close, we sat down with Representative Ken Upchurch, who represents District 52 - McCreary, Pulaski and Wayne counties. As Chair of the House Transportation Committee, we get his insight on the main bills that will affect our dealers from this Session, as well as other important legislation that will serve the people of Kentucky. With it being an election year, he also shares his perspective on the biggest challenges that Kentucky faces moving forward. 
As the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly Session has just come to a close, we sat down with Tom and Ryan Underwood, KADA’s lobbyists, who have been very busy. Listen as we talk through the key bills that impacted our dealers and our industry in this legislative session. From the Clerk's Modernization Bill, to the Temp Tag Bill, to the Catalytic Converter Bill and much more, you'll want to hear this!
We sat down with Darrell Billings, owner of Tanner Chrysler Products in Stanton, to chat about his career in the automotive industry and how he plans to run in the Republican primary for the Kentucky House of Representatives District 91.
To close out the year, we sat down with Brad Geren from Dealer Performance Group and Dave DeCredico from EasyCare, to chat about reinsurance programs. We discussed 2022 tax policy and how that could (or could not) affect your reinsurance program, how you can turn your program into a profit center for your dealership, and finally, how to forecast a reinsurance program for 2022. 
We sat down with Ben Hoffman and Colin Royster, Senior Vice Presidents of Integrum Advisors, to discuss this new KADA partnership for employee benefits. For the last 30 years they have been working with dealerships in and outside of Virginia, creating plans tailored to the specific needs and resources of each dealership, enabling them to attract and retain the best talent  – which we know is the key to running a successful business.
We sat down with Kevin Tynan, Senior Automotive Analyst of Bloomberg Intelligence, to chat about inventory levels, parts and service supplies, the push for electric vehicles and more.
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