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Senate Bill Aims to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

A bill introduced in the Senate on June 12 is the latest attempt to repeal the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

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Teuton Becomes First Woman to Head American Truck Dealers

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana and Southland Truck Leasing, has been elected chairwoman of American Truck Dealers at the ATD show in Las Vegas. She is the first woman to be elected chair of ATD which was founded in 1970.

Outgoing ATD Chairman Wants Tax on Trucks and Trailers Repealed

At the ATD Show in Las Vegas, Steve Parker, chairman of the American Truck Dealers organization, urged dealers to work with congress to repeal the federal excise tax on the sale of heavy duty trucks and trailers.

Peach State Truck Centers President Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Richard Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers in Norcross, Georgia, has been named the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, and Procede Software.

2018 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees [Photos]

The 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year award recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry leadership, and community service. The seven nominees were selected by state, metro, and national association leaders and a winner will be chosen during the 55th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas in March.

It's All About the Customers: Dealer of the Year Nominees Speak Out

Economic conditions, used trucks, spec’ing trends and the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 regulations are shaping business for truck dealers.

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.

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.

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.

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.