Tag: Chairman’s Column

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.

Dealership Families Hit by Ida Need Our Help

Please consider making a donation to the Emergency Relief Fund to help our dealership families.

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.

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.

Participate Today in NADA Dealership Energy Use Survey

I ask my fellow dealers across the country to step up today and have a member of your office or facilities team complete the voluntary, 20-minute survey.

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’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.

NADA Chairman Paul Walser: 2021 Brings New Opportunities for Auto Dealers Nationwide

The beauty of our industry is that anyone can thrive—even through market turmoil culture and a global pandemic. I commend fellow dealers for your hard work through these unprecedented times.

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.

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.

Adapting Dealer and OEM Priorities in Light of Covid

We want to work with our OEM partners to ensure that the customer satisfaction that is at record levels stays that way.

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!

NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: NADA Show 2021

NADA’s first-ever virtual NADA Show 2021 is a vital time for dealers to come together and learn from the experts and from each other.

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.

Advocacy Must Extend Beyond NADA’s Washington Conference

Each dealer has a pivotal role to play in our advocacy. Now that the 2020 Washington Conference has come and gone, our advocacy and grassroots work must continue.

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.

NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: Our Manufacturers Need Us More Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened a greater dialogue between automakers and dealers, and we cannot miss this chance for the advancement of the industry that many of us have spent our lives building.

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.

NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: We’ve Got This

As auto dealers, we know disruption; it isn’t new and it will never stop. In fact, we’ve found a way to grow and thrive out of disruption, and the coronavirus pandemic will serve as yet another example of dealers adapting and overcoming our challenges.

Recommit to One NADA at Show 2020

As my time as your NADA Chairman is coming to a close, I encourage all dealers to continue your engagement and remember that YOU ARE NADA. Every voice counts. Every step you take moves us forward. Together, as One NADA, our voice is far more powerful than alone. 

No Better Time Than Now to Evaluate Dealership Website Accessibility

With the new year less than a month away, it is a good time for franchised new-car dealers to evaluate their websites for accessibility and reaffirm our commitment to website accessibility.

Start Your New Year’s Resolution with ATD

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

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.

Let’s Make USMCA Happen

The USMCA is a win for our industry, our customers and our businesses. This is why it’s critical that our leaders in Washington move USCMA forward. Let’s get behind President Trump’s renegotiated deal and make USMCA happen.

Proposed Safeguards Rule Changes Aren’t the Right Path Forward for Dealers

While we all support protecting customer information and dealers should proactively review with their vendors the adequacy of their security measures, the FTC’s proposed one-size-fits-all rulemaking is not the right approach.

Have You Hosted Your Member of Congress Yet?

Never underestimate the power of the dealer voice. Our advocacy work runs 365 days a year. We must take every opportunity to educate our elected officials on NADA’s key policy issues.

Spend Valentine’s Day 2020 with NADA at the Show

By Charlie Gilchrist, 2019 NADA chairman Forget the restaurant reservation and the romantic beach getaway next February; I’m personally inviting you to spend Valentine’s Day with me—and all of NADA—at the […]

Why Everyone Should Attend an Auto Show

The reality is that there aren’t many places where consumers can get behind the wheel of multiple brands under one roof, get a personal experience and a glimpse into their driving future.

NADA Launches Voluntary Protection Products Policy

Just like NADA’s 2014 Fair Credit Compliance Policy and Program, the VPP policy was rolled out with our friends at NAMAD and AIADA. It offers critical guidance on how dealerships can successfully navigate the VPP terrain …