Online applications for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle retrofit certifications are now available; avoid registration renewal stoppage beginning in 2023

Nov. 30, 2022 The online application system for certification in the Diesel Retrofit Compliance Program is now open. To prepare for this process, there are several steps vehicle owners must complete. DEQ’s Retrofit Compliance Program web page has step-by-step instructions, including information on required documents, and a link to the online application. Avoid any delays in renewing vehicle registrations by beginning the…

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Global paper shortage challenges to hit direct marketers in 2022

Perhaps you’ve heard or even felt the supply chain issues, like the shortage of lumber, new cars, computer chips, and labor. But the bigger impact on the marketing industry is a global paper and ink shortage––with no end in sight. Paper is a commodity market and has historically been subject to up-and-down cycles, but every direct marketer needs to…

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Oregon DEQ Announces New Grant Program: Funding Available for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Technical Assistance

Date: Nov. 7, 2022 The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is opening the application period for a new Oregon Zero-Emission Fueling Infrastructure Grant program. Individuals, businesses, and public agencies are invited to apply for financial assistance from DEQ’s one-time $15 million program to support the installation of new charging facilities for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and equipment. The OZEF Capital…

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How Dealerships Can Comply with the Revised Safeguards Rule

Starting December 9, 2022, amendments to the FTC Safeguards Rule require non-banking financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive security system to keep customer information safe. Motor vehicle dealers constitute a “non-banking financial institution” for purposes of the Rule. It’s critical for dealers to understand how these amendments may apply to their dealership before renewing or signing a new…

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DMV and Staffing Issues

OVDA – October 27th, 2022 As we all know DMV is currently subjected to staffing issues. They are currently in the works of moving around employees to handle certain tasks. Dealer Services is adding 4 additional people to handle phone calls and emails. There are currently no field offices open for dealers. Dealers should not use DMV2U to order…

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Our Partners in VITU

Christa Flores – Lead Coordinator OVDA October 27th, 2022 According to this morning’s ODAC meeting dealers can get set up with Oregon’s only Electronic Vehicle Registration Service. Vehicle dealers can use the EVR service to enter title and registration transactions using a computer interface. EVR services are provided through private companies working on behalf of the state of Oregon….

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A MESSAGE FROM DMV FIELD OPERATIONS

VOLUME 30, ISSUE 3 SUMMER 2022 Oregon Certified Dealers in the Portland Metro Area:DMV sincerely appreciates your continued partnership and patience as we continue to work through our backlog ofcustomers.It is important that DMV prioritize the safety of our traveling public, and best accommodate customers with driver credential need that must be handled in person. Given that, dealers must…

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All DEALERS WE NEED TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!! let the OVDA be your voice.

We are currently working to improve DMV processes. It is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that you give us any information regarding DMV errors. Ignored submitted paperwork? Titling issues? not receiving the information requested? misplaced or lost submitted paperwork? ******WE NEED TO KNOW EVERY ERROR********* Please, take a moment to submit an email to the OVDA. Large and detailed or short and…

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