By Jodie Teuton, Chairwoman, American Truck Dealers

Show the commercial truck industry some love by spending your Valentine’s Day weekend with me—and all of ATD—at the 2020 Show in Las Vegas! Start making your plans to be at the Industry Event of the Year February 14-17 (Friday through Monday).

ATD is excited to announce special keynote speaker, renowned global futurist Jim Carroll. Jim will give a riveting presentation on how he sees our industry changing based on real research, proven trends and special insight. He’s given out some of the most compelling advice to organizations like Disney and NASA, and we’re excited to have him on our stage.

Our Show will kick off with our industry roundtable, which features an interactive discussion led by ATD’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. We’ll review current policies affecting the truck dealer business and how new initiatives, like the Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition, could reshape our world for the better. I encourage you to attend and hear all about our latest FET repeal efforts and how our industry has united in this battle. We’ll also talk about the most critical issues today, including the White House’s new trade negotiations and our industry’s autonomous truck developments.

ATD is excited to present our excellent exhibitors at the 2020 Expo; this is where business gets done and where you’ll have the opportunity to shop for the latest and greatest products on the market. We’re also excited about our workshop schedule, combined with NADA’s offerings, for more than 60 topics led by the most knowledgeable experts in the industry. Best of all, the ATD Show is where you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your OEMs face-to-face. In past years, ATD has hosted franchise meetings between dealers and manufacturers. This is the chance to build bridges for the coming year and have productive discussions about what matters to your business. As always, I encourage all ATD members to take advantage of the full access you have to the NADA Show—you are welcome at all general sessions and networking events.

And be sure to join me on Saturday, Feb. 15, when I’ll be honored to share my perspective of the year with you and what we can expect for the future of our industry. I look forward to the opportunity to thank each of you in person and to hand the keys over to the incoming ATD chair, Steve Bassett.

So, mark your calendars now if you haven’t already. On Valentine’s Day 2020, hundreds of your fellow truck dealers, OEM executives, allied industry and international guests will converge in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Let’s take this time to celebrate a year’s worth of our milestones and achievements. Register today and join us at the Show you cannot miss!

I’d love to see you in Las Vegas!

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

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