Category: Truck Dealers

ATD Joins Partners for a Zero Emission Vehicle Future

We can’t change the future on our own. So we joined this coalition with industry, environmental and outside business organizations that are committed to reducing transportation emissions and who support the market transition to heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).

Utah Senator Mitt Romney Visits Salt Lake City Kenworth Dealership

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) visited Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City for a two-hour visit including a roundtable discussion about workforce issues and technician recruitment and training followed by a facility tour led by dealer principal and former ATD Chairman Kyle Treadway.

Have you Registered for the 2022 ATD Show Yet?

Our signature event takes place Thursday, March 10, through Sunday, March 13, with a restructured schedule that is tailored to our truck dealer members.

ATD Truck Beat: Commercial Truck Sales Remain Strong

Demand for commercial vehicles continues to be strong, with industry-wide supply shortages limiting production and sales.

2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Oscar Horton Offers Guest Lecture to Indiana University Business Students

The guest lecture is part of the annual Truck Dealer of the Year award program, which offers the winner the opportunity to speak to business students with an interest in entrepreneurship.

Dealer Advocacy Starts in Our Own Backyards

It takes concerted effort and unified voices to effectuate positive change in the commercial truck dealer world.

Calling All Truck Dealers: Take an ATD Class Live or Online

I invite all dealers and managers to continue pursuing education through ATD’s many curriculum offerings and training.

Your Voice Counts

ATD effectively represents and communicates dealer interests to manufacturers through the Dealer Attitude Survey. Complete the 2021 ATD Dealer Attitude Survey.

ATD Truck Beat: Commercial Truck Sales Up Across Segments

Sales rose because of solid freight demand, as many sectors of the economy reopened and more consumers returned to their normal routines.

The 2021 ATD Virtual Legislative Fly-In is Almost Here

Truck dealers continue to face challenges as overly broad regulations, harmful taxes, and unreasonable mandates impact our businesses, customers and employees.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Visits Oregon Dealership

On May 5, the chairman of the powerful House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) visited ATD member dealership TEC Equipment in Coburg, Ore.

Your ATD Show Returns in 2022

I’m proud to personally invite you to ATD Show 2022, our latest and greatest Show experience in Las Vegas, March 10-13.

Get to Know Your ATAEs

Throughout the pandemic, ATD’s advocacy work has continued uninterrupted in the nation’s capital, and many other issues are being tackled at the local and state levels.

ATD Truck Beat: Truck Sales Analysis for Q1

Commercial truck sales started the year off well, with total sales of 98,404—an increase of 15.8% from first quarter 2020.

ATD’s Strength is in Members and Dealer Leaders

While initiatives may change with time, ATD’s core mission stays the same: to serve and represent the needs of truck dealer members through advocacy, industry relations, education and premier member services.

ATD Works to Secure Truck Dealer Landscape

While politics in the nation’s capital may be partisan, truck dealers are more united than ever advocating for their customers, employees, and dealerships. I urge our members to get involved and stay engaged.

New Year Brings Change and Opportunity for America’s Truck Dealers

We have pulled through one of the most challenging times of our lives, and I’m confident that we’re well-positioned to take advantage of the new year’s opportunities.

ATD Truck Beat: 2020 Analysis and 2021 Sales Forecast

Commercial truck sales closed out 2020 with total sales just shy of 410,000 units, a decline of 22.3% from the 2019 total.

ATD Education at NADA Show

Education for Truck Dealers at NADA Show 2021

In addition to workshops for each dealership department, truck dealers will find the ATD-focused sessions especially timely.

Demand for Trucks Grows Strong in December

December 2020 marks a time that most truck dealers didn’t expect to see in the earlier part of the year: strong growth.

America’s Truck Dealers Show Resilience During Toughest Year Yet

Despite everything that’s taken us to our breaking point, we’ve survived. And I know we’ll come out of 2020 as resilient as ever!

Positive Sales Forecast for America’s Truck Dealers

Despite the challenges of this year, truck dealers continued to work hard to keep the ground fertile so that our markets could grow through even the toughest conditions.

ATD Truck Beat: Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Continue to Improve

Look for commercial truck sales to continue improving the rest of the year and into 2021.

2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Oscar Horton Gives Indiana University Business Students Virtual Lecture

The guest lecture is part of the annual Truck Dealer of the Year award program, which offers the winner the opportunity to speak to business students with an interest in entrepreneurship.

Election Time at ATD

We must do everything we can to secure our future in the commercial truck industry, especially as we continue to recover from a global pandemic.

Revisit All That Your ATD Membership Offers

By Steve Bassett, Chairman, American Truck Dealers When we, as a business community, face many unknowns and uncharted territory in front of us, there is power in going back to the […]

Protect Jobs and Speed Economic Recovery by Suspending the FET

As Congress considers the next phases of virus-related economic recovery legislation, it should include suspension of the FET on new trucks and trailers until the end of 2021.

ATD Truck Beat: Commercial Truck Sales Down 29.2% During First Half of 2020

As with most industries, truck sales the rest of the year will be dependent on the ability to control the spread of COVID-19.

ATD Dealer Attitude Survey Now Open

With American businesses reopening and reacclimating to the current environment, it’s time to hear from America’s truck dealers through the 2020 ATD Dealer Attitude Survey of Manufacturers.

Suspending the Federal Excise Tax Can’t Wait

I urge my fellow dealers and others in the industry to contact their member of Congress this week to convey support for FET suspension and a strong economic recovery.

ATD Calls on Trucking Community to Support “Suspend the FET” Week

“Suspend the FET” week is the perfect time for truck dealers and other trucking industry stakeholders to contact House Democrats and ask them to sign the Pappas FET suspension letter.

The ATD Show Must Go On…in 2022

There are some new and exciting changes coming to ATD’s annual Show. The most important change for our members to note is that the ATD Show will not be held in 2021.

America’s Truck Dealers Rise to the COVID-19 Challenge

The truck dealers of America have not sat still during COVID-19. Just the opposite: they’ve worked tirelessly to keep employees and customers safe, keep commerce rolling, and support their local communities during this unprecedented time.

ATD and 116 Industry Stakeholders Call for Suspension of Federal Excise Tax (FET) on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

ATD led a letter to congressional leaders urging suspension of the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on new heavy-duty trucks and trailers through 2021.

ATD Wants Your Coronavirus Community Story

ATD wants to highlight what dealers are doing to support their local communities, including first responders, charitable organizations and families, during this difficult time.

The Best Ideas in the Worst of Times from ATD 20 Groups and Consultant Ray Grapsy

The role truck dealers play during a pandemic is critical. Ray Grapsy, ATD 20 Group consultant, presented the best ideas from 20 Group truck dealers in the lifeline series webinar The Best Ideas from ATD 20 Groups: In Times of COVID-19 Pandemic.

ATD Helps Truck Dealers Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis

We are in uncharted territory. But we’ve weathered crises before, and we can do it again. ATD is here for you. I am here for you. We will make it through this together.

Vehicles are Critical in a Lockdown

As Congress is poised to pass a historic $2 trillion stimulus package to address the impact of the escalating COVID-19 health crisis, America’s auto dealerships continue to work through the challenges of operating during the coronavirus pandemic.

How Commercial Trucks are Keeping America Stocked

In times of mass uncertainty, one critical and essential business is commercial truck sales and service, to keep the country stocked with basic necessities.

Responding to Coronavirus: NADA Provides Updates on Action, New Law

The new law provides certain eligible employees with potential coronavirus-related emergency paid sick leave, emergency family and medical leave, and expanded unemployment insurance.

ATD’s Success Depends on Our Members

The greatest secret of ATD is that you—our valued member—might not be taking advantage of your membership. I learned years ago that ATD offers so much to all its members.

Inclusion, Inspiration and GM’s Mary Barra: A Recap of Day Four at NADA Show 2020

We promised we’d save the best for last and we did. NADA Show 2020 went out with a bang with a full day of education, networking, maker meetings and one-of-a-kind event programming including an exciting afternoon General Session featuring General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

20 Minutes with ATD Chairman Steve Bassett

The ATD Show closed out its final day on Sunday, but newly installed ATD Chairman Steve Bassett stayed to do a NADA Live Stage session with NADA’s Jonathan Collegio.

Looking to the Future and Honoring the Auto Industry’s Best: A Recap of Day Three at NADA Show 2020

NADA Show 2020 went full throttle on its third day as thousands of dealers and managers, OEM execs, allied industry and international guests attended sessions, workshops and events carefully designed to help them learn, motivate, dive deep, and collaborate.  

Steve Bassett Takes the Helm of the American Truck Dealers

During his first speech as ATD chairman, Bassett, who also has locations in Toledo, Ohio and Indianapolis, shared his goals and platform for ATD during his two-year term.

Oscar Horton of Sun State International Trucks Selected as 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year

Oscar Horton from Sun State International Trucks, LLC in Tampa, Fla. was named the 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year.

ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton Touts Tenacity as Fuel Behind ATD’s Success

As she hands over the reins to incoming ATD chairman Steve Bassett, she reminded ATD members that their participation in the organization is vital and the value of engagement is unsurpassed.

Valentine’s Day, Giving Back, and Live Learning: NADA Show 2020 Day 1 Recap

More than 20,000 attendees representing the best and brightest of the automotive retail industry were feeling the Las Vegas love this Valentine’s Day as NADA Show 2020 and the concurrent American Truck Dealers (ATD) Show kicked off at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, February 14.

Passing the ATD Torch Forward

In just a few days, I will pass the ATD torch forward to our Incoming Chair Steve Bassett. I’m confident he’ll continue to lead us with a renewed sense of passion, commitment, and vision.

ATD Industry Roundtable to Address Federal Policy Challenges and Opportunities

This ATD Show panel of experts will provide an interactive review of current policy challenges and initiatives affecting commercial truck dealers today and in the coming years.

ATD’s 2019 Year In Review

ATD had a tremendous 2019—a year full of challenges and achievements—and we couldn’t have done it without our passionate and hard-working dealers across the nation. Truck dealers had the second-best sales year of all time.

ATD Member David A. Thompson to Receive 2020 Horatio Alger Award

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. has honored ATD member and TEC Equipment, Inc. president and CEO David A. Thompson with their 2020 award.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Scott Pearson

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Jim Bland

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Get the Latest Legal and Regulatory Updates for Dealers at NADA Show 2020

NADA Show Legal and Regulatory education sessions will address the latest hot topics for dealers and provide the information you need to stay up-to-date with dealership processes.

Ford Commercial make meeting at ATD Show 2020

New Date and Time: Ford Commercial Make Meeting at ATD Show

Learn the latest updates and changes happening with Ford, talk directly to truckmakers about your dealership’s concerns and get to know other successful dealers under your brand at ATD Show 2020.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Tim Mitchell

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Thomas “Lance” Wilson

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Start Your New Year’s Resolution with ATD

Learn how ATD can help propel your dealership’s success in the New Year.

NADA Show 2020 Mobile App

Now Available: NADA Show 2020 Mobile App

Download the NADA Show mobile app today and start exploring the workshops, events and exhibitors that you’ll find during both the NADA Show and the ATD Show this February!

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Oscar Horton

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Networking at ATD Show 2020

Get to Know Key Players in the Commercial Truck Industry at ATD Show 2020

Make connections that can propel both your career and your dealership to the next level at ATD Show in Las Vegas.

ATD Announces Five Nominees for 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Award

The American Truck Dealers (ATD), Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software are proud to announce the nominees for the 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year.

ATD Salutes our Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day on Monday, ATD would like to acknowledge the dealerships that do an excellent job recruiting and hiring veterans and members of our military.

Truck Dealer Bob Nuss Honored with Department of Labor 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

Nuss received the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, the only federal-level award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veterans’ employment and professional development.

ATD Show 2020 keynote speakers

Jim Carroll Added as General Session Speaker for ATD Show 2020

Jim Carroll, leading global futurist and trends and innovation expert, will join the ATD General Session on Saturday, February 15.

2019 Truck Dealer of the Year Trey Mytty Guest Lectures Indiana University Business Students

2019 Truck Dealer of the Year Trey Mytty was invited by Indiana University to share his professional journey and leadership experiences with students enrolled in entrepreneurship classes at the school’s Kelley School of Business on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Spend Valentine’s Day 2020 at the ATD Show

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.

Dealers Must Prepare for a New Generation of Trucks

No matter what new technologically advanced trucks come out, dealers will be ready to sell them. More than ever, truck dealers and their employees are adjusting to this changing landscape while meeting our customers’ needs.

Make Your Voices Heard During the Summer Congressional Recess

During this critical time in our industry, our elected officials need to understand the significance of our business more than ever and how their policies can impact our employees, customers and communities.

ATD Academy Class Sold Out for Fall 2019; Next Class Begins Spring 2020

ATD Academy Class 040 included 27 graduates from commercial-truck dealerships in the U.S. and Canada who attended six intensive week-long classroom sessions over a one-year period at ATD headquarters in Tysons, Va.

ATD Show 2020 Las Vegas

Register Now for ATD Show 2020 in Las Vegas

The Commercial Truck Dealer Event of the Year returns to Las Vegas on Valentines Day weekend, February 14-17. Attendee registration and housing are now open!

ATD Show 2020 General Session Speakers Announced

Each year, American Truck Dealers brings outstanding speakers and industry professionals to share insights on leadership, innovation and motivation for our ATD Show attendees.

ATD Truck Beat: First Half Sales Strong, but New Orders Slowing

Although sales will continue to be strong this year, new orders for Class 8 trucks have begun to slow due to cooling freight and economic growth.

ATD Hosts 5th Annual Legislative Fly-in to the Nation’s Capital

As part of ATD’s fly-In, dealers attended Capitol Hill meetings on June 19-20 in support of legislation (H.R. 2381/S. 1839) that would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition Rallies Support for H.R. 2381/S. 1839 to Repeal the FET

A national network of commercial truck dealers, trade association executives and trucking industry stakeholders are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with members of Congress to urge them to cosponsor H.R. 2381 and S. 1839, bills that would repeal the FET and encourage the deployment of the newest trucks and trailers.

Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition Holds Senate Briefing on FET Repeal

The MTF coalition supports H.R. 2381, a House bill to repeal the FET and to identify viable funding options to replace the tax with a more consistent revenue stream for the Highway Trust Fund.

NADA and ATD Leadership Search for the Next Generation of Service Techs

To spark interest in service technician careers at automotive and commercial truck dealerships, the NADA Foundation in January 2019 rolled out a new multi-faceted Workforce Initiative …

Apply for booth space at ATD Show 2020

Online Booth Space Applications Now Open for ATD Show 2020

Expand your brand’s recognition by exhibiting at ATD Show 2020 in Las Vegas, the industry’s premier marketplace for commercial truck dealers.

A Season of Renewal in the Truck Dealer Business

All commercial-truck dealers would benefit from bringing a spirit of renewed energy to our own lives.

President Trump Visits Nuss Truck & Equipment in Minnesota

President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, and a crowd of more than 300 attendees heard from business leaders about the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in 2017.

ATD Truck Beat: Sales of Class 4-8 Trucks Up 12.7%

Commercial vehicle sales continued to post gains in the first quarter of 2019 with sales up by 12.7%.

Tax Season & Truck Dealers

Business owners—such as commercial truck dealers—navigate some of the most complex tax regulations each year, and the recent tax code changes can make the process even more overwhelming.

‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’ Adds New Coalition Members

The MTF coalition has been advocating for repeal of the FET as part of a larger infrastructure package that Congress is debating to help fix both America’s roads and bridges and the broken Highway Trust Fund into which funds from the FET are paid.

Continue to Shop the NADA Show 2019 Expo

Browse products, view discounts and specials, ask exhibitors questions and plan your purchases from the 2019 Expo all year long.

Submit NADA and ATD Show 2020 Workshop Proposals by April 2

NADA is looking for the next round of educational speakers who will deliver top-notch learning sessions at the NADA and ATD 2020 Shows. Submit your proposal by April 2 to be considered.

New ATD Video Highlights the Need to End the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks

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.

NADA and ATD Show 2019 Workshop Recordings Now Available

NADA and ATD members may now access video recordings, presentation slides and handout materials from our 2019 Show education sessions.

What Mardi Gras & The Truck Industry Have in Common

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.

ATD Salutes Our Leaders on Valentine’s Day

The ATD board’s central mission is to represent truck dealers through federal advocacy, industry relations, education and other key services.

ATD Show 2019: Truck Dealers at Our Best

The show included the ATD Industry Roundtable, workshops, make meetings and special industry and networking events with hundreds of truck dealers and guests from across the country.

NADA Launches Initiative to Promote Auto Tech Careers

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 …

Trey Mytty Selected as 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

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.

National Automobile Dealers Association, Tysons, Va.

2018 NADA Year in Review

In 2018, NADA was active on many fronts, including several legislative and regulatory actions that have had a powerful impact on dealers and their stores.

ATD Announces New Industry Coalition to Repeal Federal Excise Tax and ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’

“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.”

NADA Show 2019 is Off and Running in San Francisco: A Recap of Day One

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.

NADA Donation Helps San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Purchase a New Commercial Truck

“NADA has a long history of supporting local organizations in cities that host its annual show,” said NADA Chairman Wes Lutz.

ATD Truck Beat: Sales of Class 4-8 Trucks Up 17.5%

Commercial vehicle sales were stellar in 2018. On the whole, sales of Class 4-8 trucks were up 17.5% compared to 2017. Class 4-7 truck sales were up 6.5% and Class 8 truck sales were up by a whopping 30.3% compared to 2017.

ATD Show 2019 Expo Passport Program

Use your Expo Passport to navigate the show floor and find out what’s new, what’s now and what’s next in the commercial truck industry!

NADA Market Beat: U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Up 1.5%

Despite rising interest rates and a volatile stock market, U.S. light-vehicle sales closed out 2018 strong. The SAAR of 17.51 million in December 2018 was the second highest of the year, as sales for the month were up 1.5% compared to December 2017.