Texas' only Powersport Dealers Association!

The Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association (TMDA) is the statewide trade association representing powersport dealerships in nearly every community throughout the state of Texas.

Industry Updates

FTC Safeguards Rule: What Your Business Needs to Know

From the Federal Trade Commission… As the name suggests, the purpose of the Federal Trade Commission’s Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information – the Safeguards Rule, for short – is to ensure that entities covered by the Rule maintain safeguards to protect the security of customer information. The Safeguards Rule took effect in 2003, but after public comment, the…
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Fingerprinting Requirement For GDN & Franchised Dealer License Applicants Coming Soon

From Monique Johnston – Director, Motor Vehicle Division… At the June 30, 2022 meeting, the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles adopted rules requiring certain new applicants and existing dealer license holders to be fingerprinted (43 Tex. Admin. Code § 211.6). Applications submitted on or after September 1, 2022, will be subject to…
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A Note from TMDA Treasurer Trey Sralla

It’s very easy to get caught up in national politics and what the Republicans and Democrats are saying about each other. Networks like Fox News, MSNBC and CNN have made a FORTUNE over the years feeding the public the mud that is constantly being slung in either direction. The fact of the matter is, no matter…
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Mark Sheffield: Dealers Should Know Their Ground Truth

Normally you see a problem coming at you, but COVID-19 swooped in from the periphery and it’s catching many dealers unprepared. Scientists have long predicted a global pandemic, but like most other agencies, they had to make do with the funding they were given. There’s only so much money to go around. Mixed messaging from…
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The Work We Do…

The Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association is one of the country’s oldest associations for powersports dealers. While these organizations used to exist in almost every state, newer and younger owners and operators failed to see the value in them, and many have folded over the years. The TMDA has been responsible for moving many important bills…
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Unraveling Form VTR-271-A: The Brown POA

This article came from our good friends at the Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association. We felt it was extremely valuable information, as so many powersports dealers have questions regarding the Brown POA. To begin, a dealer recently called the compliance consultation service with a question about how to complete the VTR-271-A, also referred to as…
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