Examining the intersection between Washington politics and the auto retail industry.



A Look Back at 2019 with AIADA Chairman Howard Hakes

Join 2019 AIADA Chairman Howard Hakes as he takes a look back at the ups and downs of his year as chairman, and what he sees as the challenges awaiting dealers in Washington, D.C., in 2020. Howard discusses trade, tariffs, and how vital dealer involvement has been to protecting dealer interests on Capitol Hill.




Q&A With Toyota’s Director of Public Policy Communications

In this latest Beltway Talk we take the opportunity to pick the brain of Ed Lewis, Director of Public Policy Communications at Toyota. Ed gives us an update on Toyota’s activity in Washington, D.C., and discusses trade, fuel regulations, and why Toyota’s dealers are so critical to their mission as a company.




Special Report: October Auto Sales Analysis

Charlie Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, is back with his reoccurring series of Beltway Talk podcasts analyzing the most recent monthly auto sales reports. In today’s episode, Charlie gives us an overview of October’s numbers, explains why the sales pace may be slowing, and discusses what role incentives played […]




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