Industry Updates

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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2022 Texas Primary Elections Review by Royce Poinsett

The theme of the March 1 Texas primary election results was “No Big Surprises.” And many of the questions posed in our February preview (see below) have been answered. But there are many races that remain to be decided in the Tuesday, May 24 primary runoffs. The 2022 Texas primary turnout was higher than the…
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Overview of the 2021 Texas Legislative Session by Royce Poinsett

The 2021 Texas legislature furnished enough compelling storylines for several sessions. Among other endeavors, legislators convened warily during a pandemic, responded to a historic winter storm that overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid and balanced a strained state budget with the help of billions of dollars in just-in-time federal relief. But the main narrative of the…
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