Category: News

World War I Ended 100 Years Ago but Related Truck Tax is Still in the Trenches

Two bills, H.R. 2946 and S. 3052, were introduced to repeal the antiquated FET. ATD and a truck industry coalition are urging Congress to revisit the tax and consider the FET repeal as part of a likely infrastructure bill next year.

Auto Press Must Keep Digging on ‘Mobility’

Despite how our industry issues change and challenges arise, the reporting on our industry should be rooted in reality and facts. And the fact is that people will continue to purchase cars, and auto dealers will continue to serve the car-buying public for the next century to come.

NADA Offers 10 Inspection Tips to Detect Flood-Damaged Vehicles

While there is no sure way to know if a vehicle has been damaged by a flood, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) offers the following 10 inspection tips to prospective buyers to spot flood-damaged vehicles: 

Truck Dealer of the Year Rick Reynolds Lectures Business Students at Indiana University

The guest lecture appearance is part of the annual Truck Dealer of the Year awards program, which has been judged by business professors from the university for the past 20 years.

No Sign of the Personal Vehicle Ownership Apocalypse

Despite media reports, Silicon Valley predictions and Wall Street prognostications to the contrary, the principle of personal vehicle ownership in America is not under threat from autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services.

Affordability Must Guide Our Path To Improved Fuel Economy

The goal of federal fuel economy regulations shouldn’t just be the highest possible standards, but rather the highest standards the industry can achieve while keeping new vehicles affordable.

Texas Auto Dealer Charlie Gilchrist Elected 2019 NADA Chairman

The National Automobile Dealers Association’s 63-member board of directors elected Charlie Gilchrist as chairman for 2019. Rhett Ricart, who represents new-car dealers from Ohio on NADA’s board, was elected NADA vice chairman for 2019.

Report: New-Car Dealership Employment and Wages Continue to Rise

Through the first half of 2018, the nation’s 16,794 franchised new-car dealerships employed more than 1.1 million people, up 0.8 percent compared to same period a year ago.

NADA Chairman Wes Lutz Injects Dose of Reality Into Mobility Debate

NADA Chairman Wes Lutz on Tuesday injected a dose of reality into the conversation about the future of mobility, directly challenging media narratives suggesting that ride-hailing will replace personal vehicle ownership.

ATD Chairwoman: Let’s Make the Voice of the Dealer Stronger

“With a potential infrastructure bill next year, ATD is fighting hard to repeal the harmful federal excise tax on most heavy-duty truck sales,” said Jodie Teuton.