Category: Truck Dealers

Harry Moyer Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The national award recognizes commercial-truck dealers for industry leadership, business performance and community service.

NADA Show 2019 mobile app

Now Available: NADA Show 2019 Mobile App

Download the NADA Show Mobile app today and start exploring the many exciting features, workshops, events and exhibitors that you’ll find during both the NADA Show and the ATD Show this January!

A Year’s Worth of Hard Work with ATD

ATD is spearheading an industry effort to address the job skills crisis, recruit and retain technicians and raise national awareness about dealership jobs.

Terry Minor Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The national award is sponsored by ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software.

Kim Mesfin Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 26, during ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.

David Kriete Nominated for 2019 Truck Dealer of the Year

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 26, during ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.

ATD Works to Strengthen Industry-Wide Community

There is no better place to bring our entire community together than ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco from Jan. 24-27. Our make meetings have been heralded as a top reason for ATD member dealers to attend the show.

ATD industry roundtable

2019 ATD Industry Roundtable Features the Customer Perspective

The ATD Industry Roundtable kicks of ATD Show 2019, featuring a diverse group of commercial truck fleet owners, executives and truck buyers discussing how commercial truck dealerships can better serve their customers.

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.

Plan Your Itinerary Now for NADA Show and ATD Show 2019

Planning ahead is key to getting the most out of this year’s many Show and Expo offerings. Begin working on your itineraries today with MyPlanner, your efficient event planning tool for the 2019 shows.

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.

ATD Tackles Industry Workforce Shortage

For years, truck dealerships around the nation have struggled with a technician shortage that threatens the health of our businesses and local economies.

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.

NADA Officials, Local Car and Truck Dealers Attend White House Economic Summit

Four senior officials from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) attended yesterday’s White House Economic Summit in Washington, which featured dialogue between business owners and senior White House officials on economic, budget, tax and trade policies.

Franchised Dealers Gather in Washington to Tackle Legislative Issues

If there is strength in numbers, America’s franchised auto dealers are stronger than ever, as nearly 500 dealers and dealer association executives representing all 50 states gathered in the nation’s capital this week for NADA’s annual Washington Conference and Congressional fly-in.

ATD Show 2019 General Session Speakers Announced

Each year, ATD brings industry experts and leading speakers to share insights on business innovations and solutions that will help drive your truck dealership into the future.

ATD Show 2019: You Asked and We Listened

Despite the highly-technological world we live in, there is no substitute for in-person and face-to-face meetings.

ATD Show 2019 Offers Big Discounts for Travel and Lodging

Maximize your dealership’s ROI for attending the upcoming ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.

Truck Dealer of the Year Rick Reynolds Delivers Keynote Address at ATD Academy Graduation

The ATD Academy program includes six, one-week classroom sessions over the course of a year, which includes financial management, fixed ops (parts), fixed ops (service), variable ops (pre-owned vehicles), variable ops (new vehicles) and business leadership.

Never Stop Learning with ATD

Now is the time to capitalize on our record sales, set goals for the future and continue learning from industry experts and one another. After all, the future of our industry rests in our desire to never stop learning.

ATD Celebrates America’s Trucking History

Since 1970, our association has been led by 24 amazing ATD chairmen, each having unique perspectives and skill sets and each contributing to the greater good of the truck industry and the members they’ve represented.

American Truck Dealers (ATD) Organize Coalition to Repeal Outdated Federal Excise Tax

Last week, 38 heavy-duty truck dealers and Automotive Trade Association Executives (ATAE) from 17 states attended ATD’s legislative fly-in. In all, 92 meetings were held on Capitol Hill to rally congressional support for S. 3052 and H.R. 2946, bills that would repeal the FET.

Momentum Grows to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks

“It’s the highest excise tax Congress levies on a percentage basis on any product, including alcohol and tobacco,” said ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton. “It’s time for Congress to repeal this tax.”

Trucking Industry Supports Repeal of Federal Excise Tax

Truck manufacturers, suppliers and industry stakeholders — along with dealers — stand a better chance of repealing the FET if we do it together.

My Truck Dealership Is Local

In a new MyDealership.org video, ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton discusses the importance of dealerships to their local communities as employers offering well-paying career opportunities and generating taxes to support local and state governments.

Congressman LaMalfa Pushes for FET Repeal with House Leadership

The FET delays the purchase of new heavy-duty trucks, preventing cleaner, more efficient and safer trucks from operating on roadways.

ATD Membership Offers Many Benefits

ATD is strong thanks to its members. Our association can never replace your engagement, your feedback, your phone calls and your face-to-face meetings with us and industry stakeholders. Let’s keep it up together!

American Truck Dealers Push for Repeal of Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Duty Trucks

Rep. Rooney, who met with employees and toured the dealership, was the first cosponsor of H.R. 2946, a bill that would repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

NADA Show Workshop recordings

NADA and ATD Members: View 2018 Show Workshop Recordings

Workshop Recordings from NADA Show and ATD Show 2018 are now available as an exclusive membership benefit.

Continue to Shop the 2018 NADA and ATD Expos

The 2018 Expo is available all year long to registered attendees. Continue to shop the Expo on our MyPlanner website.

New ATD Report: Employment at U.S. Commercial Truck Dealerships Up 12%

“Overall employment at U.S. truck dealerships is the highest it has been in the last five years,” said ATD Senior Economist Patrick Manzi. “Truck dealers continue to contribute to their communities with jobs that pay well and offer the ability for advancement.”

Carrying the ATD Torch Forward

It’s my honor to carry the ATD torch and pick up where Steve Parker, our immediate past chairman, left off—in serving ATD and all its members for the next two years.

Call for 2019 NADA Workshop Speakers

2019 Call for Workshop Proposals Now Open

We are looking for our next round of educational speakers who will deliver top-notch learning sessions at NADA Show 2019 and ATD Show 2019.

Jodie Teuton Elected Chairwoman of American Truck Dealers

Teuton urged dealers to take an interest in legislative issues – such as the President’s infrastructure proposal, changes to the tax code and regulatory burdens – that impact truck dealerships.

ATD Chairman Steve Parker Urges Repeal of Federal Excise Tax in Farewell Address

“ATD supported new legislation, H.R. 2946, which would eliminate the archaic federal excise tax altogether,” said Parker, president of Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers in Linthicum, Md.

Rick Reynolds Named 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year

Rick Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers in Norcross, Ga., was named 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year—a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.

American Truck Dealers Host Economic Roundtable Discussion at ATD Show

ATD’s outlook for truck dealerships in 2018 and beyond is positive. Tailwinds stemming from the passage of new tax legislation, high levels of business and consumer confidence and higher profitability point to a strong year for new-truck sales and service this year.

NADA Pavilion Membership

Update your Dealership Roster at NADA Show and ATD Show

Update your dealership roster at NADA Show and ATD Show to ensure all of your dealership staff has access to the full spectrum of NADA member benefits.

ATD’s Success Hinges on ‘Teamwork’

Despite the unknowns of a new White House administration, truck dealers successfully advocated their issues in 2017 and, in the end, scored enormous wins on tax reform and regulations—from significant tax cuts for pass-through entities to influencing DOT’s ruling on electronic logging devices.

ATD Expo Passport Program

ATD Expo Passport Program Offers Chance to Win Free Registration for ATD Show 2019

Get your passport stamped by exhibitors you visit each day, and with six or more stamps you’ll be eligible for a daily prize drawing for one free registration for ATD Show 2019 in San Francisco.

ATD’s Spirit of Leadership Continues into 2018

Over the past two years as ATD chairman, I’ve realized that good leadership is consistent, unwavering and, most of all, a collaboration among everyone involved. So in that spirit, let’s continue to reach out to our leaders throughout the year for the mutual benefit of our industry.

Craig Young Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Young Truck Sales includes two sales, service and parts dealerships, and a leasing company and body shop, in Canton, Ohio, with 154 employees representing Freightliner, Volvo and Isuzu trucks.

Lee White Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Old River Companies includes eight full-service dealerships and a body shop with 235 employees in Mississippi and Louisiana representing Volvo, Mack, Hino and Isuzu trucks.

ATD Luncheon

ATD Show 2018 General Session Speakers

ATD Show 2018 will deliver General Sessions that boast experts from all facets of the commercial truck industry.

ATD Workshops

ATD Show Workshops Provide Truck Dealers with Tools for Success

This year’s ATD Show will offer profit-generating ideas for your dealership in the form of education sessions on the commercial truck industry’s top trending topics.

Jon Vandehey Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Mid-State Truck Service includes six sales, service and parts facilities and dealerships in Wisconsin with 230 employees representing Navistar, IC Bus, Isuzu, Diamond Coach and Collins Bus.

NADA Show mobile app

Introducing the NADA Show 2018 Mobile App

Download the NADA Show Mobile app today and start exploring the many exciting features, workshops, events and exhibitors that you’ll find during NADA Show and ATD Show this March!

Rick Reynolds Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Peach State Truck Centers includes 11 sales and service and parts facilities with 600 employees in Georgia and Alabama representing Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Ford Commercial Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso, Sprinter Vans, Thomas Built Buses and Autocar.

Mark Bergey Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Mark Bergey volunteers at Refuge Ranch ministry, a home for abandoned children in central Mexico.

ATD Exchange sessions

ATD Show 2018 Peer-to-Peer Education Topics Announced

Each year, ATD members and ATD Show attendees select the topics they would like to discuss during our popular peer-to-peer learning sessions known as The Exchange.

ATD Set to Unveil Study on the Future Truck Dealer Landscape

I’m pleased to tell you about ATD’s new study, Commercial Truck Dealer Future Landscape. And it will help make sure that you and your dealerships have a bright and clear path ahead.

John Arscott Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

John Arscott, CEO of The Pete Store in Baltimore, Md., is one of seven nominees for 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year – a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.

Joseph Alosa Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year Award

Kenworth Truck Co. honors New England Kenworth in Burlington, Vt., for 40 years in business at a national dealer meeting in 2016. From left to right: Preston Feight, former general manager of Kenworth; MaryBeth Alosa and Denise Alosa with their father, Joe Alosa, from New England Kenworth; and Kevin Baney, assistant general manager of sales and marketing for Kenworth Truck Co.

A Holiday Message from Your ATD Chairman

People say that ‘a lot can happen in a year.’ And, indeed, it has at the American Truck Dealers (ATD). The holidays are here and I cannot help but reflect on what the year has brought us.

ATD Announces Nominees for Truck Dealer of the Year Award

The American Truck Dealers (ATD), Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software today announced the nominees for the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year – a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry leadership and community service.

ATD Academy Prepares Dealers and Managers for Success

“I wish there had been an ATD Academy when I started in business,” said Bob Nuss, president of Nuss Truck Group in Rochester, Minn., which employs 320 people at eight locations.

ATD Gets Ready For a Season of Change

The truck dealer business is changing every day and we must prepare for what is ahead.

NADA/ATD to Give Input in Supreme Court Case

The outstanding case that will be heard by the Supreme Court this month is: Do dealership service advisors fall within the federal “salesmen, partsmen and mechanics” overtime pay exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

ATD Show 2018 Registration is Now Open

Registration and hotel selection for the Commercial Truck Industry Event of the Year is now open! ATD Show 2018 returns to Las Vegas for four days, Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25.

Stars & Stripes Fly High as Truck Dealers Roll into D.C.

ATD hosted a successful third annual legislative fly-in that brought commercial truck dealers from around the country to our nation’s capital to fight for the truck industry.

American Truck Dealers (ATD) Rally Congressional Support for Repeal of Federal Excise Tax

Congressional support for H.R. 2946 – a bill that would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on the retail sale of most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers – is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.

NADA Visits the White House to Discuss Tax Reform

Recently, I had the profound privilege of joining fellow NADA leadership at the White House to meet with some of the officials who write the rules and regulations that impact our great industry.

6 Reasons to Repeal the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) introduced legislation in Congress Tuesday to repeal a burdensome federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks originally imposed in 1917 to help defray the cost of World War I.

Time is Right to Repeal Federal Excise Tax

Tax reform and spurring economic growth are at the top of the agenda on Capitol Hill. But when it comes to a harmful tax in the commercial truck retail market, there is none greater than the federal excise tax.

INFOGRAPHIC: Employment at U.S. Commercial Truck Dealerships Up 5.6% in 2016

Employment at U.S. commercial truck dealerships has reached its highest point in five years, according to a new report from the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Seasonal Downturn Moves to Brighter Conditions in Truck Industry

As winter turns to spring, ATD members must stay strong through the winds, hail and rough storms-both literally and figuratively.