ATD Chairman's Columns

ATD Chairman's Columns by ATD Chairman Steve Parker focus on the most pressing issues of the day.

Parker is president of Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers in Linthicum, Md., which operates five full-service commercial truck dealership locations with Mack, Volvo and Hino Trucks franchises in Maryland and Virginia. Read more.

ATD, a division of NADA, represents 1,800 heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships.

Industry News


US Class 8 Sales Fall in March, Hit 16th Straight Y-O-Y Decline

Class 8 retail sales fell again in March for the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year decline, although there were gains among vocational trucks.
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Despite Seasonal Decline, Trailer Orders Stay Strong

Despite falling compared to the previous month, net trailer orders in March remained robust, posting significant gains compared to last year.
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Truck Tonnage Hurt by Late Winter Storms in March

Truck tonnage rose 0.7% last month compared with March 2016, although the American Trucking Associations’ chief economist said that late winter storms hurt the index compared with this past February.
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