Pub. 2 2022 Issue 2

©2022 The Montana Auto Dealers Association (MTADA) | The newsLINK Group, LLC. Al l rights reserved. The Montana Auto Dealers Association is publ ished annual ly each year by The newsLINK Group, LLC for the MTADA and is the official publ ication for this association. The information contained in this publ ication is intended to provide general information for review, consideration and dealer education. The contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be rel ied on as such. If you need legal advice or assistance, it is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney as to your specific circumstances. The statements and opinions expressed in this publ ication are those of the individual authors and do not necessari ly represent the views of the MTADA, its board of directors, or the publ isher. Likewise, the appearance of advertisements within this publ ication does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any product or service advertised. The Montana Auto Dealers Association is a col lective work, and as such, some articles are submitted by authors who are independent of the MTADA. Whi le the Montana Auto Dealers Association encourages a first-print pol icy, in cases where this is not possible, every effort has been made to comply with any known reprint guidel ines or restrictions. Content may not be reproduced or reprinted without prior written permission. For further information, please contact the publ isher at 855.747.4003. CONTENTS 28 40 6 MONTANA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION EVP’S MESSAGE 8 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 10 JAMES JOHNSON: TIME DEALER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE 14 A VISIT WITH JIM SEWELL, GENERAL COUNSEL TO MONTANA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION 17 DEALER LAW CHANGES HISTORY 20 MTADA 5TH ANNUAL TRAP SHOOT 22 HIRING IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY: IT'S A PUDDLE, NOT A POOL 23 THANK YOU 2022 CONVENTION SPONSORS 24 MTADA 108TH ANNUAL FAMILY CONVENTION 28 DEALER TITLE ONLY GOES DIGITAL 30 NADA URGES FTC TO WITHDRAW PROPOSED SWEEPING NEW RULE AFFECTING MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS 31 HAROLD MILDENBERGER CELEBRATION OF LIFE 32 DRIVING MONTANA'S ECONOMY 33 A TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION: NEW CLEAN VEHICLES TAX CREDIT 34 FTC SAFEGUARDS RULE COMPLIANCE: MORE OF A TRICK AND HARDLY A TREAT 37 SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR DEALERS IN AN EVOLVING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 40 THE SECRET TO CONTROLLING DEALERSHIP EXPENSES 42 PRINT AND MULTI-GENERATION COMMUNICATION 4