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The Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association (TMDA) is the statewide trade association representing franchised powersport dealerships in nearly every community throughout the state of Texas.

Industry Updates

Are Dealers Required by Law to Post Labor Rates?

Some OEMs require a dealer to post a labor rate however there is not a specific statute that requires such a posting. If a disclosure or statement regarding is made, whether posted or on a R.O., it should state it is a “flat rate” and not actual in order to clarify the rate.
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U.S. Department of Labor is Updating and Revising the Earnings Thresholds

The U.S. Department of Labor is updating and revising the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative or professional employees (EAP (exemption for administrative professionals)  or “white collar”) from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements.  The final rule will be effective January 1, 2020.  Employees who work more than 40 hours in a…
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If an injury occurs, what must be reported to OSHA?

Workplace health and safety initiatives help prevent injuries and illnesses and protect a dealership’s most valuable asset—its employees. But, workplace accidents do occur occasionally. In addition to following appropriate first aid and emergency procedures, dealers must report all work-related fatalities, in-patient hospitalizations of one or more employees, amputations, and eye losses to OSHA. Report fatalities…
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Titling Requirements for Utility Vehicles (UTVs) and Sand Rails

Click on the following link for policy and procedures from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles on the Titling Requirements for Utility Vehicles (UTVs) and Sand Rails. RTB 004-19 Titling Requirements for Utility Vehicles (UTVs) and Sand Rails.pdf Featured Image Photo Credit: Carlos Jones, Flickr
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REVISED APPLICATION FOR CERTIIFIED COPY OF TITLE

The application for a Certified Copy of Title (Form VTR-34) has been revised. Following is a link to the revised Form VTR-34. It is also available on the TxDMV website at www.TxDMV.gov. Existing versions of Form VTR-34 remain valid for use; however you are encouraged to use the most recent version. https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/TXDMV/2019/01/02/file_attachments/1131003/Form_VTR-34_%28rev0119%29.pdf
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Child Safety Fee Added to Registration Fee in Dallas County

The Dallas County Commissioners Court voted to add an additional registration fee for Child Safety for vehicles (including motorcycles) sold effective January 1, 2019 and going forward. The county is now charging the Child Safety Fee on each motor vehicle registration (including motorcycles) and renewals. The commissioners court in Dallas County voted to add $3.00…
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