Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association (OVDA) Selects Get My Auto as Primary Vendor for DMS, CRM, Marketing, and Appraisal Tools

 The Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association (OVDA) has proudly announced its selection of Get My Auto as the primary preferred vendor for dealer management systems (DMS), customer relationship management (CRM), marketing, and appraisal tools. This strategic collaboration aligns with the mission of both entities to bolster the performance and efficiency of auto dealerships across Oregon.

“Get My Auto is revolutionizing the way dealerships navigate their operations, and OVDA recognizes their prowess and potential in transforming dealership performance,” said Scott Short, Chairman of OVDA. “We are confident in recommending Get My Auto to all Oregon dealerships.”

About Get My Auto
Get My Auto stands as the ultimate all-in-one platform for auto dealers, promising more leads, more showroom visits, and significantly more sales. This technological beacon based in Orange County, California, offers an all-inclusive dealer management system that integrates features ranging from inventory management to customer relationship management.

Besides its groundbreaking DMS, Get My Auto also prides itself in offering an array of digital solutions. With a specialized focus on platforms such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketing, and automated CRM, they are dedicated to propelling dealerships to thrive in today’s fast-paced market.

To delve deeper into the transformative capabilities of Get My Auto’s DMS or to request a demo, reach out at 1(800) 955-6719 or visit their official website (getmyauto.com).

About OVDA
With a strong footing at the Capitol, DMV Business Regulation and the Oregon Dealer Advisory Committee, the Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association boasts decades of experience. The association is driven by a vision to expand and fortify the future of the auto dealership industry in Oregon. With the relentless support of its members, donors, and a formidable team, OVDA consistently strives to represent the voice and values of dealers at the state capital.

For more information or to voice any concerns related to DMV, Auctions, Lawsuits, or any challenges you might face, contact OVDA at 503-399-9199, text/call the Lead Coordinator at 541-602-8893, or drop an email to ovda@ordealers.com.

Media Contacts

Name: Al Sefati, CMO
Organization: Get My Auto
Website: getmyauto.com
Phone: (949) 506-5868
Email: al@getmyauto.com

Name: Scott Short, Chairman
Organization: OVDA
Website: ovdealers.com
Phone: 503-399-9199
Email: ovda@ordealers.com

Get My Auto
Al Sefati
(949) 506-5868
Chief Marketing Officer



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Hong Kong – Goods vehicle driver involved in three cases of illegal disposal of construction waste fined

Goods vehicle driver involved in three cases of illegal disposal of construction waste fined


     A goods vehicle driver involved in three cases of illegal construction waste disposal was fined $18,000 at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts today (December 19) for contravening the Waste Disposal Ordinance (WDO).
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD), based on photos and videos provided by members of the public, successfully detected three cases of illegal disposal of construction waste in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island in April and May this year, which involved the same goods vehicle driver. The construction waste disposed of included mud and demolition waste generated in renovation works, which obstructed passage and affected environmental hygiene in the area nearby. After gathering evidence, the EPD confirmed that the driver involved collected demolition waste from the renovation workers and disposed of them illegally, instead of properly delivering them to designated government waste management facilities in accordance with the law. The EPD then prosecuted the driver involved in accordance with the WDO.
     A spokesman for the EPD reminded all members of the renovation, construction and transportation sectors, including persons-in-charge of construction sites, drivers and goods vehicle owners, that they must properly deliver construction, commercial and industrial waste to government waste management facilities in accordance with the law. It is unlawful to dispose of waste in public places and on the roadside. Under the WDO, first-time offenders are liable to a maximum fine of $200,000 and six months’ imprisonment. A maximum fine of $500,000 and six months’ imprisonment may be imposed on subsequent conviction.
     The spokesman added that the recycling trade has launched a “HoHoSkips” recycling service for small quantities of construction waste through government subsidy for recycling construction waste generated from small-scale renovation works.  Members of the public and the renovation trade can book, through the mobile application, the services of the recyclers to collect construction waste generated from renovation works for proper disposal. For more information about the “HoHoSkips” service, please visit the dedicated website at www.hohoskips.hk.

Toyota to End Vehicle Manufacturing in Russia

Toyota has decided to end vehicle production at its Saint Petersburg plant in Russia.

On March 4 we had to suspend manufacturing operations at our plant in Saint Petersburg due to the interruption in supply of key materials and parts. Since then, we have been closely monitoring the situation and evaluating the future sustainability of our business in Russia.

During this period we have fully retained our workforce and ensured our facility was ready to re-start production if the circumstances allowed. However, after six months, we have not been able to resume normal activities and see no indication that we can re-start in the future.

The decision to terminate production of Toyota vehicles in Russia is not one that we have taken lightly. Over the last 80 years we have developed our business and our brand with the support of stakeholders around the world. We must now act in a way that allows us to protect the values and principles that our predecessors built up and be confident that we can pass them on to the next generation.

We have also determined that our operations in Moscow need to be optimised and restructured–with the clear objective of retaining an effective organisation to continue supporting the retail network in providing ongoing service to existing Toyota and Lexus customers in Russia.

We would like to thank our employees for their hard work and loyalty. In recognition of their valued contribution, we will be offering them assistance for re-employment, re-skilling and well-being, including financial support above legal requirements.

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Takes Family Vehicle of Texas, Green Vehicle of Texas Awards at TAWA Auto Roundup

Auburn Hills, Mich – WEBWIRE

  • 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid corrals multiple awards, including a sixth consecutive Family Vehicle of Texas honor and the Green Vehicle of Texas award at the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup
  • Pacifica also repeats with win in the TAWA Auto Roundup Best Minivan category
  • 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid earns Best Interior and Best Feature awards — Pinnacle model is loaded with premium features, including Nappa leather seats, second-row captain’s chairs with removable comfort pillows and new Amazon Fire TV feature for the Uconnect Theater system
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers an all-electric range of more than 30 miles, more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and a total range of more than 500 miles
  • Chrysler Pacifica, the most awarded minivan over the last six years, has earned more than 170 honors and industry accolades

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid claimed multiple victories at the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup, held April 25-26 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, earning prestigious Family Vehicle of Texas honors for the sixth consecutive year, as well winning the Green Vehicle of Texas award.


Pacifica is the most awarded minivan over the last six years, and has compiled more than 170 honors since its introduction as a minivan, including a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica.


“We are proud to celebrate an amazing sixth consecutive award as Family Vehicle of Texas for the Chrysler Pacifica, as well as honors for the Pacifica Hybrid as the Green Vehicle of Texas,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand CEO – Stellantis. “The Texas Automotive Writers Association is one of the most respected automotive press organizations, which makes the group’s recognition of the Pacifica at the recent TAWA Auto Roundup especially significant.”


“Congratulations to Chrysler brand for earning multiple honors at the 2022 TAWA Auto Roundup,” said Teia Collier, president of TAWA. “Competition was fierce in the minivan segment, with Chrysler Pacifica maintaining its win streak as overall Family Vehicle of Texas, as well collecting awards in a variety of categories, including Best Minivan.”

In addition to the Family Vehicle of Texas honor, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was recognized as the Green Vehicle of Texas. The Pacifica Hybrid, the first and still the only plug-in hybrid in the segment, offers an all-electric range of more than 30 miles, more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and a total range of more than 500 miles. The Pacifica Hybrid also qualifies for an eligible $7,500 federal tax credit, as well as any available state and local tax credits.

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid also corralled Best Minivan, Best Interior and Best Feature awards. The Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle model offers the most luxurious interior in its class and is loaded with premium appointments and features, including Caramel Nappa leather seats with quilted seat side bolsters and perforated seat inserts/seat backs on all three rows, second-row captain’s chairs with a unique set of two movable lumbar comfort pillows and a large console area with dual-level storage.

New Pacifica interior features for 2022 include Amazon Fire TV, which allows passengers to stream videos, play games, listen to music, get information and watch downloaded programs on the Uconnect Theater system, as well as a new rear seat reminder feature that recognizes when rear doors are opened and closed prior to ignition start, and alerts the driver with a chime and cluster message after trip completion to check the rear seats.


TAWA is one of the most reputable automotive press organizations in the industry, with a mission to promote quality and accuracy in automotive journalism and disseminate information about the industry through news-related print, online and broadcast media. TAWA produces two driving events each year — the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall. Media members enjoy driving and evaluating new vehicles competing for the coveted Family Vehicle of Texas and Truck of Texas.


Chrysler Brand

The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology since the company was founded in 1925. The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented, with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling and the most advanced available all-wheel-drive system in its class. The available innovative hybrid powertrain takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. Chrysler Voyager offers fleet owners a budget-friendly minivan that also provides a well-equipped, exceptional driving experience. The Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality – all at an attainable value. Chrysler is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com.

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Canada – Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Dufferin County

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of over $289,000 to Dufferin County to install 44 electric vehicle (EV) chargers for its vehicle fleet and residents as part of the journey to a net-zero future.

November 30, 2021                                        Orangeville, Ontario                                 Natural Resources Canada

Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is critical to Canada achieving its climate targets. That’s why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase and drive electric cars in Ontario and across the country.

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of over $289,000 to Dufferin County to install 44 electric vehicle (EV) chargers for its vehicle fleet and residents as part of the journey to a net-zero future.

The County also invested over $338,000, bringing the total project cost to over $627,000. The chargers will be available by the end of 2022.

Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, the chargers will increase Ontario’s EV infrastructure while supporting the County’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan, which found that its vehicle fleet accounted for almost 40 percent of its total greenhouse gas emissions.

Since 2015, Canada has made an historic investment of over $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more accessible. The federal government also provides incentives of up to $5,000 to help Canadians buy EVs and full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them. These investments have helped establish a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and charging networks, as well as localized networks in communities where Canadians live, work and play. These investments also support Canada’s mandatory target of 100-percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle sales by 2035.