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Notification Changes Are Coming Soon for the Towing Industry
for Towing on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Beth Williams

The 2019 Legislative sessions in Florida and Georgia brought substantial change to tow and wrecker operators in those states. Auto Data Direct has the industry covered when it comes to meeting these new state regulations! In Florida the notification process is changing with the passing of HB 431. Effective January 1, 2020, all Florida towing companies and auto repair/service facilities are required to send their notification letters through an approved third-party service.

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New NMVTIS Requirements for Indiana Towing and Salvage Companies
for NMVTIS on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Beth Williams

Indiana lawmakers have changed requirements associated with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) with an effective date of July 1, 2019. Fortunately for Auto Data Direct customers, we’ve got you covered! ADD is a Department of Justice approved provider of NMVTIS data as well as a consolidator of data.

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EFS Expansion Coming Soon for Florida
for Salvage on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Steven Sampaio

As this year’s Florida legislative session ends, ADD is excited to announce the expansion of EFS with the passing of HB 1057! Effective October 1, 2019, the Electronic Filing Service (EFS) will become available for derelict and salvage motor vehicles allowing companies to process title transactions, derelict motor vehicle certificates and certificates of destruction electronically through the EFS system.

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"Rainbow" Forms Now Available for Florida Dealers
for Dealers on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Steven Sampaio

ADD is excited to announce that effective immediately, all Florida ADDTag users will now have the option to print and use the state approved 82994 & 82995 “Rainbow” POA forms via your ADDTag additional forms page! Both versions of the forms have been approved by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) for use by Florida dealers via the ADDTag application.

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Upcoming Tradeshows & Events
for General on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Roxanne Decker

The Summer tradeshow season is off to a busy start! Auto Data Direct wants to help keep your calendars up to date with these upcoming tradeshows and events: Tax Assessors Collectors Association: | 6/9 – 6/13 | Galveston, TX NIADA/NABD Convention & Expo | 6/17 – 6/20 | Las Vegas, NV ISRI Gulf Coast | 6/19 – 6/22 | San Antonio, TX AAMVA Reg II | 6/24 – 6/26 | Houston, TX NCOIL Meeting | 7/10-7/13 | Newport Beach, CA AAMVA Reg IV | 7/15-7/17 | Denver, CO FL Auto Dismantlers and Recyclers Association | 7/18-7/21 | Clearwater Beach, FL TX Independent Automobile Dealers Association | 7/21-7/23 | San Antonio, TX Towing & Recovery Management Summit | 7/31-8/2 | Washington, DC Carolinas Independent Automobile Dealers Association | 8/8-8/11 | Myrtle Beach, SC Southern Tow Show | 8/9-8/10 | Orange Beach, AL American Towman- Tow Expo | 8/16-8/17 | Dallas, TX Tri-State Automotive Summit & Expo | 8/16-8/17 | Indianapolis, IN AAMVA AIC | 8/20-8/22 | Omaha, NE PA Automotive Recycling & Trade Society | 8/23-8/24 | West Conshohocken, PA FL Tax Collectors Association Education Forum | 8/25-8/29 | Orlando, FL The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators | 8/26-8/30 | Raleigh, NC For more information on the events Auto Data Direct will be attending, email info@add123.

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Customer Service Presents: Did You Know?
for All Industries on Monday, April 29, 2019 by Roxanne Decker

ADD’s Customer Service team goes over a few features that customers can use to get the most out of their ADD accounts: ADD Accounts Offer Unlimited Users: Did you know you can easily and quickly add as many users to the account as you need? There is no maximum on the number of users allowed on the account and no cost to add users.

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Towing & Storage Title Trainings Coming to a County Near You
for Towing on Monday, April 29, 2019 by Roxanne Decker

ADD is on the road to provide towing and storage title training in conjunction with local Florida Tax Collector offices. The training will include a review of current state requirements along with a demonstration of how to get the most out of your ADD account. Topics will include notification letters through the auction process, including how easy it is to check title histories to safeguard your business.

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Slow Down, Move Over
for Towing on Monday, April 29, 2019 by Beth Williams

The AAA reports that all fifty states now have some type of Move Over law to better protect EMS, law enforcement, firefighters, and tow truck drivers. Unfortunately, most motorists simply are not aware of the law or disregard it, putting those crews in jeopardy every day. For one tow truck driver in Birmingham, another driver’s failure to follow the law resulted in serious injuries, multiple surgeries and a long recovery.

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FL Dealers: Process your Road & Sea-Worthy Vehicles with EFS!
for Dealers on Monday, April 29, 2019 by Steven Sampaio

Auto Data Direct proudly offers web-based solutions for Florida dealers that lets them work smarter, faster and more efficiently. ADD’s Electronic Filing System (EFS) is a modernized platform that gives dealers the ability to issue permanent tags and titles. It may be surprising to know that customers can use ADD’s EFS system to process a wide array of road and sea-worthy vehicles in addition to automobiles.

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Customer Spotlight: Weil Wrecker
for Towing on Monday, April 29, 2019 by Beth Williams

At the helm of a fast growing company, Anne Weil of Weil Wrecker says Auto Data Direct’s web-based suite of tools has improved the efficiency of her family owned and operated business. “The best thing about my ADD account is that I have what I need for my notification letters and state records all in one place,” she said.

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