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January 28, 2014

Eric Jorgensen Named Chairman of ATD

Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO of JX Enterprises in Hartland, Wis., is the new chairman of the American Truck Dealers. He replaces Dick Witcher, chief executive officer of Minuteman Trucks in Walpole, Mass., who served as chairman for two years.

January 26, 2014

Kyle Treadway Named Truck Dealer of the Year

R. Kyle Treadway, former chairman of the American Truck Dealers, was named the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year award on Saturday by American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

January 23, 2014

Commercial Truck Dealers Convene in the 'Big Easy' for ATD Convention

Medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers from across the country will gather in New Orleans this weekend for the 51st annual American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo.

November 7, 2013

ATD and HDT Announce Dealer Nominees for National Award

The American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced the nominees for the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year.

October 17, 2013

ATD Announces Nominees for 2014 Commercial Truck of the Year

The American Truck Dealers announced the seven nominees for the 2014 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year, an annual award recognizing the top truck entries in the heavy- and medium-duty categories.

October 3, 2013

Used Sleeper Tractor Pricing Hits New Record

According to August sales reported to NADA by dealers, auctions, and OEMs, sleeper tractor pricing has set a new record in the retail channel, and returned the best month of the year in the wholesale channel.

September 13, 2013

Lawmakers, Industry Press for No FET Hikes on Trucks

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.

June 28, 2013

ATD and NADA Move Dates for 2015 – 2018 Conventions

Beginning in 2015, the NADA and ATD Convention and Expo will be held Thursday to Sunday, instead of Friday to Monday.

April 22, 2013

Truck Dealer of the Year Offers Career Advice to ATD Dealer Academy Graduates

The ability to listen is an important trait in being successful, said Drew Linn, the HDT/American Truck Dealers 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year in his recent commencement address to ATD Dealer Academy graduates.

March 26, 2013

ATD's Truck of the Year Nominees

Judges for the American Truck Dealer's Commercial Truck of the Year competition and truck maker representatives talk about this year's nominees, with footage from the test drive/evaluations done last fall. Read more about the Truck of the Year here and more about the judging process here.

March 15, 2013

Not Much Clarity With New IRS FET Advice

The trucking industry recently asked the Internal Revenue Service for clarification about how Federal Excise Tax applies to glider kits, seeking what Greg Althardt, partner of the dealership group at accountancy firm CliftonLarsonAllen, called some "bright line" results. It got some clarification, but not enough.

February 15, 2013

And the Envelope Please

How do you compare a luxurious Ford F-650 with an Isuzu Reach cargo van? Two completely different trucks with different purposes in life. Such was the challenge of five trucking media judges at the 2012 American Truck Dealers Association's Commercial Truck of the Year competition.

February 10, 2013

ATD Announces Commercial Trucks of the Year

The Kenworth T680 76-inch sleeper with Paccar MX and the Hino 195h took home the American Truck Dealers 2013 Commercial Truck of the Year awards.

February 10, 2013

ATD Chairman Tells Truck Dealers: ‘Our Voice Needs to be Heard’

Dick Witcher, chairman of the American Truck Dealers, association, urged the nation’s commercial truck dealers to get more involved in their association and build relationships with their members of Congress.

February 10, 2013

Alabama International Dealer Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Drew Linn, president of Birmingham, Ala.-based Southland International Trucks, has been named the 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year. The national award, co-sponsored by the American Truck Dealers association and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, focuses on excellence in dealership performance, as well as industry and community leadership.

February 10, 2013

Sheila Horwith, 2013 Dealer of the Year Nominee

Sheila M. Horwith, CEO and secretary of Horwith Trucks Inc. in Northampton, Pa., was a 2013 ATD/HDT Truck Dealer of the Year nominee. She sells Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

February 10, 2013

Scott Oliphant, '13 Truck Dealer of Year Nominee

Scott Oliphant, president of Kenworth of South Louisiana in Gray, La., was a 2013 ATD/HDT Truck Dealer of the Year nominee. He sells Kenworth and Hino trucks.

February 10, 2013

Todd Schaub, 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year nominee

Todd Schaub, dealer principal of S&S Volvo in Lima, Ohio, was a nominee for the 2013 ATD/HDT Truck Dealer of the Year award. He sells Volvo, Isuzu, UD and GMC trucks.

February 10, 2013

Brad Wilson, Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee

Brad Wilson, president of Sioux City Truck Sales in Sioux City, Iowa, was a nominee for the ATD/HDT 2013 Truck Dealer of the Year award. He sells Peterbilt trucks.

February 10, 2013

Steve Bacalis, Finalist for Dealer of the Year '13

Steve Bacalis, president and CEO of Tom Nehl Truck Co. in Jacksonville, Fla., was the Finalist for the 2013 ATD/HDT Truck Dealer of the Year. Tom Nehl sells Freightliner, Western Star, Sprinter, Volvo, Isuzu, and Capacity of Texas.

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