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Surviving your exit and succession planning

Deciding you want to retire is easy. But deciding how? For a truck dealer that question is a lot more complicated. During a workshop Saturday at the ATD Convention & Expo in San ...

What makes a ‘perfect’ Warranty Administrator perfect?

Warranty administrators are often the gate-keeper of harmony between happy customers and service departments and total, unbridled anarchy. Striking the balance on which side of the spectrum your dealership finds itself often lies ...

Avoiding the pitfalls of FET

The Federal Excise Tax (FET) can be tough water for truck dealers to navigate but Tim Reynolds, principal with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, says it doesn't have to be. Among the most common mistakes he sees ...

Kenworth T880 takes Truck of the Year

A company that campaigns its units as "The World's Best" has another credential to back the claim. Kenworth's T880 took the American Truck Dealer's Commercial Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Convention and ...

GALLERY – Saturday at the ATD Convention

Saturday proved to be another busy day for truck dealers at their annual ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco. ATD announced the winner of the 2015 Commercial Truck of the Year, held ...

GALLERY – Friday at the ATD Convention

The 2015 NADA/ATD Convention & Expo may have technically kicked off on Thursday, but it wasn't until Friday that things really got going on the truck side. With the crowning of the ATD Dealer ...

ATD Chairman touts trucking in keynote address

Eric Jorgensen, chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), is proud of his industry. Speaking Friday at the opening general session of the 2015 ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco, Jorgensen urged a ...

ATD crowns Dealer of the Year

Scott McCandless, president at McCandless Truck Centers, was named the 2015 ATD Dealer of the Year during the opening general session of the ATD Convention & Expo Friday in San Francisco. "What a ...

Unlocking potential: Diesel tech program giving inmates second chance

In Alabama, “Yellow Mama” is the end. Despite its colorful moniker, the state’s electric chair is neither bright nor loving. You don’t walk away from Yellow Mama’s embrace. Draper Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison ...

Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new locations

Penske Used Trucks has opened commercial truck dealerships in in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario, doubling its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, California; and Charlotte, ...

Worldwide Equipment moves to Karmak Fusion

Karmak, Inc., specialists in profit improvement for the heavy-duty transportation industry, is proud to announce that Worldwide Equipment has signed to move to Karmak Fusion as their dealer management system. Headquartered in Prestonsburg, ...

Dealer Profile: Jim Sayre Jr

At 14-years-old, Jim Sayre Jr. began working at his family's dealership after school and during the summer months. Fast forward a few handfuls of years and Sayre now serves as president of GL Sayre ...

Commercial truck orders approach 400k in 2014

Truck order momentum built in 2014 as the calendar pages turned and according to ACT Research Co. (ACT), closed out with 380,200 net orders – a jump of 42 percent from 2013. "The Q4 order volume ...

Peterbilt concludes 75th anniversary tour

Spanning eight months, nearly 100 events and attracting almost 20,000 attendees, Peterbilt’s 75th anniversary truck and trailer has concluded its tour around the country. “Our customers and brand enthusiasts wholly embraced our anniversary celebration and we ...
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