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RVDA webinar looks at handling hazardous waste

(March 4, 2014) -- Crawford will discuss hazardous waste operations relative to dealership facilities, including how to determine if a waste is hazardous and ways to correctly contain and dispose of waste. She will also cover the necessary paperwork to be maintained. Read More »

Webinar addresses workshop safety and apperance

(Feb. 21, 2014) -- Pucillo will look at a technician’s workspace and the safety implications of the many items found in a work bay from air guns to refrigerators. Even though a technician’s tool box and items are personal belongings, the facility management team has the final say over the appearance of the dealership, he noted. Read More »

RVDA webinar looks at safety regulations

(Feb. 19, 2014) -- Participants can learn the expectations of regulators from OSHA, DOT and EPA. Safety engineer Chuck Elliott, from KPA, will help dealers see how understanding regulators’ goals and objectives can be useful in creating an effective compliance program. Read More »

Jim Shields memorial set for March 1

(Feb. 18, 2014) -- Visitation is scheduled at DeYoung Memorial Chapel Feb. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. Private graveside service will be held at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba, Calif. Family and friends are invited to attend the celebration of life service at Lincoln Presbyterian Church located at 900 Douglas Road in Stockton, Calif., March 1, at 10:30 a.m., with reception following service. Read More »

Jim Shields passed away Thursday

(Feb. 14, 2014) -- Former RVDA Chairman of the Board Jim Shields, of Pan Pacific RV Centers, passed away yesterday. In 2013, Shields received the RVDA’s highest honor, the James B. Summers Award, for consistent and outstanding contribution to RVDA and its members. He was recently named to the 2014 class of the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Read More »

RVDA accepting nominations for scholarship

(Feb. 4, 2014) -- Dealers are able to offer this opportunity to their team specifically because of their employment in the RV industry. Deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects are eligible to apply for the $2,500 award. Read More »

Prepare now for Professional Certification Week

(Jan. 14, 2014) -- "Consumers recognize the benefits of dealing with a business that uses certified employees and often choose a dealership based on that factor," said Ingreassia. "And the rewards of education serve the industry, the dealer, and the individual employee." Read More »

Planning underway for Great Outdoors Month

(Jan. 13, 2014) -- Pillars of Great Outdoors Month include events ranging from National Trails Day to National Fishing and Boating Week, from National GO (Get Outdoors) Day to Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day and the Great American Backyard Campout. Read More »

RVDA’s LinkedIn Group grows to 1,000 members

(Jan. 2, 2013) -- "This online tool enables RV industry professionals to receive valuable information regarding the programs and services offered to them, as well as strengthening partnerships with like-minded professionals,” said Hamm. Read More »

Put the RV Learning Center on your gift-giving list

(Dec. 16, 2013) -- "Everything the Learning Center does focuses on one goal -- educating the RV dealership workforce to promote industry excellence," said Ingrassia. "High standards grow our industry and translate into prosperous dealerships. Educated dealership professionals are the key to customer satisfaction. And customer satisfaction expands our industry." Read More »

RV Learning Center releases 2014 catalog

(Dec. 16, 2013) -- The catalog features everything the center offers, from the distance learning network program to certification for key dealership staff and technicians. Also included are details about the center's scholarship program, service textbooks and learning guides, information about convention workshops and audio recordings, and the RV Training Calendar. Read More »

How to negotiate holiday time off for employees

(Dec. 13, 2013) -- For some companies, the holidays offer a lull in business, making it a great time for employees to take vacations. Dealerships are different because the holidays can actually be busy. How do you balance good employee relations with business needs? Now is a good time to review the dealership's paid time off policy, the RVDA suggested. Read More »