American Truck Dealers

Report: EPA underestimated compliance costs

Report claims agency underestimated emission compliance costs for new trucks by a factor of two to five for model years 2004-2010.

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Peterbilts win at ATD

The Peterbilt 587 SmartWay conventional tractor won in the heavy-duty division.

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GATS attracts visitors, exhibitors

The show also generated greater participation from trade groups that held meetings before or concurrently with GATS.

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CVOC sessions to tackle trucking issues

Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference will be Aug. 24-25 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Carolina International CEO named top dealer

American Truck Dealers have named Richard “Dick” Ryan, dealer principal and CEO of Carolina International Trucks in Columbia, S.C., 2011 Truck Dealer of the Year during ATD’s annual convention. “To be recognized for my almost 40 years of service in the trucking industry is truly humbling,” Ryan said. “I love what I do and that is a great reward every day, but to be honored among all the truck dealers across the U.S. is just amazing.” Ryan was ...

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ATD names KW T700 Commercial Truck of Year

The Kenworth T700 with the Paccar MX engine is the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year, the American Truck Dealers announced.

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Paying more for older trucks

It’s been clear for a year that certain things have been improving for trucking. Freight demand has increased, and with it demand for drivers. From the vantage of the American Truck Dealers, holding its annual meeting in Phoenix, the rebound is evident for some other reasons, too, one of which – used truck prices – won’t excite you like it excites the dealers. Kyle Treadway, chairman of the American Truck Dealers and president of Kenworth Sales ...

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LogBook

The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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So you want a good deal on a low-mileage truck…

Sales of trucks, like everything else, slumped badly during the recession. Now there’s a shortage of used trucks in the sweet spot of four to five model years old, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

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LogBook

Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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