WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has formed a partnership with the Chrysler Group LLC. Through this partnership, NFIB member business owners, their employees, and their immediate family members at the same residence, may receive a $500 cash allowance toward the purchase or lease of select 2014 Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brand vehicles. The $500 discount is off the final negotiated price of the vehicle and in most cases can be combined with other offers to increase savings.
In addition, NFIB member business owners and their employees also may qualify for On The Job® program allowances, including up to $1,000 to add new equipment, or a company logo or graphic to their work vehicle.
"More than 80 percent of small businesses use at least one vehicle, and the cost of buying, operating, equipping and maintaining these vehicles is a major expense for owners," said Mark Garzone, NFIB Senior Vice President of Marketing. "This partnership will help NFIB members offset the cost of their membership while providing valuable allowances that contribute to their businesses' profitability."
The "On the Job" program allowance, valued at up to $1,000, enables the business owner or employee purchaser/leasee to choose from one of four offers:
- Up to a $1,000 vehicle graphic allowance for car/truck
- Up to $1,000 equipment/up-fit allowance for add-ons like a ladder rack or tool box
- A Bosch tool kit such as table saws and drills
- Two years (up to 8) free charge oil changes
The select Chrysler Group and FIAT brand vehicles include:
- Ram Truck brand: 1500, 2500, 3500 pickup trucks (Regular, Crew, or Quad Cab); 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs; ProMaster Van and C/V
- Jeep brand: Cherokee and Grand Cherokee (excluding SRT)
- Chrysler brand: 200 (excluding LX), 300/300C (excluding SRT), and Town & Country
- Dodge brand: Dart, Durango, Charger (excluding SRT), Grand Caravan (excluding AVP), and Journey (excluding AVP)
- FIAT brand: 500L
"NFIB and Chrysler Group equal a great combination," said Mike Ring, Head of Small Business Sales and Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. "NFIB membership is made up of a wide-range of small business industries, and Chrysler Group has the diverse product line-up and unique for-business programs and allowances to address their needs. By offering NFIB members' savings on equipment and maintenance – and helping them into more fuel-efficient vehicles – NFIB and Chrysler Group are helping lower the cost of ownership and making it feasible for small businesses to make this investment."
Garzone said that NFIB research shows small businesses use an estimated 26-27 million vehicles, and that trucks are the most frequent type of vehicle used. Just over half (52%) of small businesses use an average of 4.2 trucks per firm. Forty-four percent use cars and 41% use SUVs.
Complete information on eligibility and instructions on how to take advantage of this discount is available at http://www.nfib.com/chrysleroffer.
The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation's leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system. NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. For more information about NFIB, please visit http://www.nfib.com.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.P.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge SRT, Ram, FIAT and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Dodge Viper SRT and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
SOURCE National Federation of Independent Business