The outdated tax adds tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of a new commercial truck, while keeping older, less safe and less fuel-efficient ones on the road longer, ATD says in a new video.
We should celebrate our successes such as meeting our dealership objectives, hitting high sales numbers and furthering our fleet with the safest and most fuel-efficient trucks ever.
The industry needs close to 76,000 more technicians per year through 2026 to fill anticipated job openings. A lack of dealership workers means that thousands of well-paying local jobs remain unfilled …
The national award, sponsored by ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software, recognizes commercial-truck dealers who demonstrate a track record of success in dealership management, service to the industry and community impact.
“Repealing this 102-year-old tax remains our No. 1 priority. This tax discourages the deployment of today’s cleaner, safer and more fuel-efficient heavy-duty trucks,” said ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton. “And this year, we won’t be alone in the fight. We now have some strong industry allies.”
More than 22,000 people from all aspects of the automotive retail sector descended on San Francisco on Thursday as NADA Show 2019 and the concurrent American Truck Dealers (ATD) Show kicked off.