Industry Updates

A Note from TMDA Treasurer Trey Sralla

It’s very easy to get caught up in national politics and what the Republicans and Democrats are saying about each other. Networks like Fox News, MSNBC and CNN have made a FORTUNE over the years feeding the public the mud that is constantly being slung in either direction. The fact of the matter is, no matter…
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Mark Sheffield: Dealers Should Know Their Ground Truth

Normally you see a problem coming at you, but COVID-19 swooped in from the periphery and it’s catching many dealers unprepared. Scientists have long predicted a global pandemic, but like most other agencies, they had to make do with the funding they were given. There’s only so much money to go around. Mixed messaging from…
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The Work We Do…

The Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association is one of the country’s oldest associations for powersports dealers. While these organizations used to exist in almost every state, newer and younger owners and operators failed to see the value in them, and many have folded over the years. The TMDA has been responsible for moving many important bills…
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Unraveling Form VTR-271-A: The Brown POA

This article came from our good friends at the Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association. We felt it was extremely valuable information, as so many powersports dealers have questions regarding the Brown POA. To begin, a dealer recently called the compliance consultation service with a question about how to complete the VTR-271-A, also referred to as…
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Alert: New Scam Tactic

A new scam to be aware of from the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association… FROM: Doug Smith, President The scenario is this: A customer, who has a vehicle in a Missouri Dealer’s body shop, is contacted by a third party claiming to work for the dealer. The customer is told the vehicle repair is near completion,…
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Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association Annual Meeting Draws a Crowd by Dave McMahon (PSB)

There was all sorts of goodness happening over the weekend at the Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association annual meeting in Austin. President Kip Niles and the rest of the board once again made the meeting a valuable experience for those in attendance. Matthew Irby, general manager of El Campo Cycle Center, made his debut appearance at…
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