The North American Dealers Association is calling for unity in the industry, according to NADA’s official website. They are calling for dealers and automakers coming together and working closely together, no matter if the dealers have a separate dealer auto transport service or something else. This news comes after 2009’s terrible sales year and amidst over 2,000 dealerships closing across the United States. Ex-chairman John McEleney made his speech at the NADA convention in Orlando, Florida.
McEleney praised dealers and their efforts in appealing their problems to Congress, with which lawmakers approved a measure which would give dealers who have closed up shop a second change. Another big thing that proved that dealers and the auto industry as a whole could work together is the Cash for Clunkers program, passed this past year by lawmakers. NADA is hard at work with other things as well, and with new chairman Ed Tonkin now holding the reins it might be time that this unity could see a real chance to get off the ground.