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April 12, 2022

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was formed in 1992 as part of the Anti-Car Theft Act. The law was created to prevent the introduction of stolen vehicles into interstate commerce; protect consumers, business, and states from fraud; reduce the use of stolen vehicles being used for illicit purposes including funding or criminal enterprises; and provide consumer protection from unsafe vehicles.

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April 12, 2022

Why can’t I see my lien in my ELT manifest? It can take several business days for the lien to show as recorded with the Florida DMV after paperwork has been submitted. When will a lien be recorded if the dealer is using the EFS system? If EFS is being used to perform the title and registration transaction and the transaction has the status of “Pending Dealer Transaction” then the lien will not be recorded and imported until the EFS transaction is fully processed and all paperwork is accepted.

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April 12, 2022

When Auto Data Direct was founded back in 1999, the main goal was to develop tools for vehicle related industries that improved the accuracy and efficiency of processes impacting business and consumers. While not necessarily spelled out as part of the mission, the impact on fraud prevention was a natural benefit of ADD’s services.

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April 12, 2022

Today, ADD has contracts or accounts with 42 jurisdictions (including Washington, D.C.) for access to real-time, single VIN, title and registration records for DPPA qualified industry. That’s pretty amazing! That’s more than any other company of our kind. And the way we have grown in this unique and protected data environment is by being a trusted partner to those government entities, and a secure electronic system for our customers.

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April 12, 2022

It’s hard to believe that NMVTIS reporting has been active for 13 years now. Auto Data Direct was the first consolidator approved by the Department of Justice to provide this critical service in order to fulfill the program’s mission. Most salvage businesses are reporting all the data required in a timely manner and those that aren’t yet, can count on ADD to assist when they are ready.

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April 12, 2022

Attention Towers! ADD will be exhibiting at the Florida Tow Show later this month and we hope to see you there! The Florida Tow Show, presented by the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida, is being held in Orlando, Florida from April 21-23rd. This is the industry’s largest international tow show and historically the first towing and recovery show of the trade show season.

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April 12, 2022

ADD wants to help keep your calendars up to date with these upcoming tradeshows and events during the summer. Learn about them here. Florida Tow Show | 4/21-4/23 | Orlando, FL. International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Policy Council Midyear Meeting | 4/22-4/24 | Orlando, FL. Florida Tax Collectors Association (FTCA) 2022 Spring Education Session | 4/24-4/28 | Bradenton, FL.

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February 1, 2022

ADD team members work hard to stay connected with our industry partners and officials when it comes to any legislative changes, especially when those changes directly affect our customers. Staying active with state and local DMV representatives ensures that we’re providing our customers with the right tools to complete business and compliance activities.

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February 1, 2022

Let’s say your tow company is in possession of a vehicle. You’ve attempted to make notification by securely accessing the registrant’s name and address. But no one has arrived to claim the vehicle. You notice there’s a military sticker on the vehicle or something inside has a military insignia. Do you move forward with taking possession of the vehicle or do you take steps to verify whether the owner is active military first?

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February 1, 2022

A Georgia law passed in 2021 has some ADD customers scratching their heads. If you are a secondary metals recycler, parts dealer, or scrap metal processor, you may have had some paperwork rejected by the Georgia Department of Revenue. That’s due to the department’s enforcement of the law requiring that as of September 1, 2021, Salvage Dealers are required to cancel all titles through Auto Data Direct.

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