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ATD Expo Rewind

Jason Cannon February 3, 2014

If you missed the American Truck Dealers Expo in New Orleans last week you miss a lot – including a once-in-a-generation ice storm that halted or complicated in-bound air traffic the Friday before kickoff.

The weather recovered for Saturday’s opening sessions and below is a brief recap of Successful Dealer coverage, and coverage from its sister publications.

ATD boss: Truck dealers face ‘serious regulatory overreach’

Calling the dealership franchise system “the envy of the world,” Dick Witcher – outgoing chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) – urged dealers to meet with their Congressional representatives as “the first step in combating regulatory burdens,” and that the work of securing the future of dealerships begins with each of them.

“We need to make sure that new fuel economy standards for trucks are not only good for the environment, but fair — and affordable — for the people who make them, sell them and drive them,” he said.

Read the full article here.

Kenworth dealer takes top honors

R. Kyle Treadway, former chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), received a standing ovation after being named the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year.

Treadway, president, dealer principal and legal counsel of Kenworth Sales Company in West Valley, Utah, was among a group of six heavy truck dealers from across the country nominated for the award.

Read the full article here.

International sweeps top truck awards

The ProStar with Cummins ISX15 was named ATD Truck of the Year in the heavy-duty division while the International TerraStar 4×4 took medium-duty Truck of the Year.

“It is an honor to be recognized this year with both the 2014 ATD Heavy-Duty and Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year titles,” says Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts for Navistar. “Being recognized in both these categories proves International is back with great product offerings.”

Read the full article here.

Jason Cannon is Online Managing Editor for Truck Parts & Service.

You can follow me on twitter at @By_Jason_Cannon

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