WEDA CONNECT

WEDA CONNECT

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Welcome to the WEDA Connect podcast series where we explore all the hot topics affecting the equipment dealer industry, from industry news, government affairs and manufacturer relations combined with business best practices, technology and marketing fo…


Legislative Landscape Canada September 2020
Sep 5 • 8 min
In this episode, John Schmeiser CEO of WEDA discusses the Canadian governments response to the COVID-19 pandemic, continued border measures, a conditional deal for a COVID vaccine, and the potential of a forced election.
Legislative Landscape August 2020
Aug 27 • 5 min
In this episode, Eric Wareham, VP of Government Affairs for WEDA discusses the fate of the federal phase IV relief package, right to repair on the move in Montana, and vulnerability of equipment sales tax exemptions due to state budget deficits.
Legislative Landscape Canada August 2020
Aug 26 • 13 min
WEDA has long sought the harmonization of dealer protection statutes to ensure there is one consistent set of rules in the market place. With this in mind, WEDA had lobbied the Alberta government, encouraging them to update their legislation with…
Legislative Landscape U.S. July 2020
Jul 29 • 6 min
In this episode, Eric Wareham WEDA VP of Government Affairs discusses the HEALS Act introduced by Senate Republicans, PPP renewals, phase IV relief package from the House, funding directed to USDA, and emerging issues regarding right to repair.
Legislative Landscape Canada July 2020
Jul 27 • 8 min
Connecting pieces of farm and construction equipment or implements from different manufacturers has been a long-standing practice that has been accepted within the industry over the past 100 years. As the language in the new USMCA is being finalized,…
Legislative Landscape June 2020
Jun 25 • 8 min
In this episode, Eric Wareham VP of Government Affairs for WEDA discusses the legislative landscape amid COVID-19 and issues that may face dealers as state budgets waver. He also discusses Right to Repair which continues to pop up amongst some state…
Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey
Jun 22 • 18 min
In this episode, WEDA CEO John Schmeiser discusses the Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and how dealers, dealer associations, and manufacturers use the survey to improve the relationship between dealers and manufacturers.
Questions To Ask Before Acquiring A New Manufacturer Section 2 - Part 7
May 7 • 15 min
In this episode, John Schmeiser continues to discuss Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer focusing on product distribution channels and product information. Download Brochure
Questions To Ask Before Acquiring A New Manufacturer Section 2 - Part 6
Apr 28 • 13 min
In this episode, John Schmeiser continues to discuss Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer focusing on contract termination by a dealer and discusses other requirements including physical and operational considerations. Download Brochure
Questions To Ask Before Acquiring A New Manufacturer Section 2 - Part 5
Apr 28 • 14 min
In this episode, John Schmeiser continues to discuss Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer focusing on contract termination by the manufacturer. Download Brochure
Questions to Ask Before Acquiring A New Manufacturer: Section 2 - Part 4
Apr 10 • 14 min
In this episode, John Schmeiser continues to discuss Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer focusing on service tools, personnel training, and manufacturer warranty policies. Download Brochure
WEDA Efforts Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Apr 1 • 16 min
In this episode, WEDA’s CEO John Schmeiser discusses what the association has been doing on behalf of its members amid the COVID-19 crisis from essential services and trade, to the border, and conversations with manufacturers on dealers issues.
Questions to Ask Before Acquiring A New Manufacturer: Section 2 - Part 3
Mar 25 • 12 min
In this episode, John Schmeiser continues to discuss Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer focusing terms of payment and parts return policy. Download Brochure
Questions to Ask Before Acquiring A New Manufacturer: Section 2 - Part 2
Mar 5 • 13 min
In this episode, John Schmeiser continues to discuss Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer focusing on financial requirements and product stocking and performance. Download Brochure
Questions to Ask Before Acquiring A New Manufacturer: Section 2 - Part 1
Feb 27 • 16 min
In this episode John Schmeiser discusses section II part one of Questions to Ask Before Aquiring a New Manufacturer. This podcast focuses on the term of contract and legal authority which includes contract considerations, modifications and power of…
Legislative Landscape: February 2020
Feb 27 • 5 min
In this episode of the Legislative Landscape, Eric Wareham, VP of Government Affairs for WEDA provides updates and important information on Right to Repair, TERP Tax, and escort vehicles.
Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer: Section 1 - Part 2
Jan 27 • 15 min
This podcast series discusses questions dealers need to ask before acquiring a new manufacturer. In this episode, John Schmeiser discusses the last 5 of the 10 desirable provisions in a contract.
Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a New Manufacturer: Section 1 - Part 1
Jan 27 • 15 min
This podcast series discusses questions dealers need to ask before acquiring a new manufacturer. In this episode, John Schmeiser discusses 5 of the 10 desirable provisions in a contract.
Legislative Landscape: December 2019
Dec 23, 2019 • 5 min
Latest news on Right to Repair, pre-filing of Lemon Law legislation in Wisconsin for farm equipment and an update on the USMCA trade deal.
Legislative Landscape: October 2019
Oct 18, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, Eric Wareham, VP Government Affairs, WEDA is joined by John Gilliland, Akin Gump to discuss International Trade Issues and Right to Repair.
Dealer/Manufacturer Relations Key Principles - Part 2
Sep 12, 2019 • 17 min
Part Two of the 9 key principles that are important to dealers in their relationship with their various suppliers.
Dealer/Manufacturer Relations Key Principles - Part 1
Sep 12, 2019 • 16 min
Part 1 of a two-part series discussing the key principles that are important to dealers in their relationship with their various suppliers.
Industry Relations Task Force
Jun 25, 2019 • 13 min
John Schmeiser, CEO WEDA talks the 5W’s of the IRTF
Legislative Landscape: May 2019
May 24, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, we’re connecting you with updates on Out-of-State Sales Tax and the Wayfair Decision, Right to Repair and Farm Machinery Lemon Laws.
Legislative Landscape: April 2019
Apr 22, 2019 • 6 min
Right to Repair Roundup, Data Privacy Laws and Making Federal Pass-through Deduction Laws Permanent
Legislative Landscape March 2019
Mar 19, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode we’re connecting you with updates on the New Bill for Electronic Logging Device Exemption, a roundup on the current activity surrounding Right to Repair, as well as one area of legislation that appears to be trending — the rewrite and…