"DRIVING IDAHO!"

2018 President's Letter

As our industry begins the journey into 2018, we recognize that you continue to face some of the more challenging times experienced by a generation of Idaho dealers.  Because of this, there has never been a more important time for involvement in your association.  The impact IADA has on the process in effectively representing dealers can make the difference whether or not a dealership is viable.  It is important to acknowledge that IADA is looking out for your dealer operations, day-in and day-out.   Today at IADA, we are:


• Lobbying for franchise law improvements
• Representing dealer views before state agencies
• Fighting to reduce advertising abuses
• Reducing liability through contract enhancements        
• Developing cost effective education classes
• Negotiating changes in compliance guidelines
• Identifying effective service providers
• Providing F&I products for greater profitability
• Improving dealer communications
• Lowering the cost of stock & promotional items

IADA is also very excited about the upcoming legislative session at the Idaho Statehouse.  2018 will be another critical year for us as we promote improvements to our franchise laws and monitor other proposals that may have an impact on our dealers in Idaho, some positive and some negative.  The staff and board of the IADA is currently working through several subjects and proposals that may have a huge impact to our dealerships.  We're lucky to have Kevin Hanigan, as our VP - Executive Director who handles the day-to-day operations of the IADA as well as our lobby and legislative activities.  I recently spent many days with Kevin at our Fall "Driving Idaho!" district meetings and know that he is well-organized and knows and understands the subjects important to dealers.  He is willing to sit down with all dealer owners and GM's to discuss concerns you may have.     

IADA has 85+ years of experience in helping dealers in Idaho and we will continue to ensure its representation and services are timely, relevant, and forward-thinking. 


Thank you!
Tom Robideaux

President - IADA Board of Directors, 2017-2018

Alpine Motors

Ponderay, Idaho

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