SEASON 3 | EPISODE 19: “A lot will be said in the history books.” || Bridget Beyer, COO, Beyer Automotive Group

“You have to be much more creative. The entrepreneurial spirit is definitely alive and roaring, and those who can capitalize on that are doing well.” 

Bridget Beyer’s family has been in automotive for over 100 years. 

She’s the COO of Beyer Family Automotive Group in New Jersey, which operates Ford, CDJR, and GMC franchises, multiple commercial truck dealerships, and even a Fleet dealer that sells over 2000 police vehicles annually to municipalities across NJ. 

Today on DNT, Bridget brings up some key under-recognized points about the inventory shortage. She also explains how she uses her law degree every day at her job and tells a few interesting stories about her life in the business, including an experience driving an ex-secret service vehicle.

Interview Highlights:

  • We hear about the Japanese chip manufacturing plant that suffered a fire near the start of the chip shortage (and when it’s expected to be back up and running).
  • Bridget shares which of her manufacturers are doing the best and worst jobs supplying new cars during the inventory shortage.
  • Bridget explains why her biggest lesson from the pandemic is, “Meet people where they’re at.”   


Derek D is an actor, comedian, and host with 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Before becoming a host on the DNT podcast, Derek was well known in the automotive industry for hosting the award-winning car news show Fast Lane Daily.

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