CLASS SCHEDULE UPDATE

In an effort to comply with social distancing, my Continuing Education class on 3/26 is cancelled. I have not made a decision yet about my class in Statesville on 4/9. Please remember the online CE class is always available.
My April 2 & 3 NC Pre-Licensing class will be held live, remotely, via Zoom. You can register through the website, you will have to pay in advance, and I urge you to register early as I am mailing packets of handouts, etc.
My April 16 SC Pre-Licensing class will be held either live or remotely, I will make a decision on that early next week.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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CLASS SCHEDULE

I have really struggled with making a decision about class next week. What it comes down to is that if any one of us caught the coronavirus at a class, I would have a hard time forgiving myself for taking the risk of holding the class. So in all caution, I am cancelling it. I have a class scheduled April 9 in Statesville, right now Manheim is not allowing events at the auctions but that may change by April 1, I will keep you updated.

I encourage you to try the online class, it is user-friendly. If you want to try it, go to carolinadealertraining.com and click the link for “Online Classes” and follow the directions from there. If you have questions about the online class or need help getting enrolled, give me a call at 704-918-4138.

I hope that all of you and your businesses survive and thrive through this crisis.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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CLASS SCHEDULE UPDATE

I have had to cancel our Continuing Education class this Thursday, 3/19, in Kenly. The next one in Kenly is 4/28. I do still plan on holding the CE class in High Point on 3/26, the room is big so we can spread out to minimize contact. And don’t forget, you can take the online CE class any time, 24/7!

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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CLASS SCHEDULE

Just FYI, our classes, both Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education, generally have fewer than 35 people attending. Right now, most sources advise cancelling events of over 100 attendees. We plan to continue holding classes as scheduled. If you are a Continuing Education student and are at high risk for the virus, you may want to consider taking the online class, it is very user friendly. Feel free to e-mail me at kat or call me at 704-918-4138 with questions.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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NEW ODOMETER DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

I thought I had already posted this news, I apologize for the oversight. The new rule, below, requires that mileage be disclosed on 2010 and newer vehicles beginning January 1, 2020. This will continue until 2010’s are 20 years old, then the rule will require mileage disclosure on vehicles less than 20 years old. The rule also paves the way for electronic titles and title transactions, we will keep you up to date as the states begin to make that transition.

RULE WILL SPEED UP PROCESSING OF VEHICLE SALES, HELP PREVENT ODOMETER FRAUD

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced the publication of a Final Rule establishing standards under which states may allow for odometer disclosures in an electronic format. Odometer fraud is a Federal crime and NHTSA has required sellers to disclose vehicle odometer readings at the time of sale for decades. However, most vehicle transfers have been subject to a requirement that odometer disclosures be made in a paper format with handwritten names and wet ink signatures. This Final Rule removes the paper requirement by allowing for electronic disclosure systems that have robust security and authentication. This action also removes the last remaining Federal impediment to paperless motor vehicle transfers. By removing the paper documentation requirement, today’s Final Rule opens the door for state Departments of Motor Vehicles to move toward paperless transactions. Paperless transactions will save time and reduce costs for consumers and industry, create economic efficiencies, and improve security.

“This Final Rule was written after carefully considering comments received from the public, including state motor vehicle departments,” NHTSA Acting Administrator James Owens said. “As more records are kept digitally, this rule will allow electronic filing of odometer information. Electronic records are more efficient than paper documentation and are harder to forge, helping to prevent fraud.”

Current law does not require odometer disclosure with the transfer of vehicles at least 10 model years old. Due to the current average vehicle age of almost 12 years, an increasingly large proportion of the fleet is subject to a heightened risk of odometer fraud. To accommodate older vehicles, the Final Rule will require odometer disclosures until vehicles are 20 years old, beginning with the 2010 model year.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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