By Jodie Teuton, Chairwoman, American Truck Dealers

Each year the American Truck Dealers (ATD) offers its members the best products and presentations on a large stage. We will deliver again at ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco from Jan. 24-27.

ATD listens to our members like dealers listen to our customers. And based on feedback from the 2018 show attendees, we’ve made sure that our events are tailored to your needs and even more convenient to attend. All show events will take place under one roof at the Marriott Marquis, which is ATD’s headquarters hotel. This will allow for easier access to make meetings, workshops, exhibits, general sessions and networking events while giving attendees the added benefit of attending NADA Show 2019 programs at the nearby newly-renovated Moscone Center.

ATD will present timely workshops and an increased number of educational sessions. These sessions are designed to increase your success in a rapidly evolving truck dealer business. We will cover hot topics such as cybercriminal prevention and employee recruitment and retention. The ATD Exchange offers valuable peer-to-peer involvement. And you’ll have the opportunity to learn how industry leaders are facing today’s challenges in the market and how you can apply these same tools in your stores.

When it comes to industry leaders, we listened and are proud to announce that Ron Armstrong, chief executive officer of PACCAR, will speak at the opening general session on Friday, Jan. 25. As PACCAR’s CEO for the past four years, Armstrong will share his expansive knowledge gained during a 25-year career with a global truck manufacturer.

And we are bringing back the highly-acclaimed Washington Update on Saturday, Jan. 26. Hear directly from the ATD leadership who advocate on your behalf. You will get an in-depth view of the current and future challenges coming out of the nation’s capital.

At the opening ATD Industry Roundtable on Thursday, Jan. 24, truck purchasers will share what they look for in dealerships. And of course, as ATD chair I look forward to welcoming you to the opening general session on Friday, Jan. 25.

We are so proud to bring you a show that connects all members of our industry—dealership personnel, OEM senior management, exhibitors, suppliers and, most of all, my fellow commercial-truck dealers. Despite the highly-technological world we live in, there is no substitute for in-person and face-to-face meetings.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco next January for ATD Show 2019, the truck dealer industry event of the year!

Teuton is ATD chairwoman and vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana, a full-service dealership with seven locations in the state (Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans and Shreveport), a full-service Hino dealership (Baton Rouge) and Southland Truck Leasing at all dealership locations. ATD, a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association, represents more than 1,800 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealerships.

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