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


Indicators: Trucking Conditions Point to 'Better Year Ahead,' Freight Jumped in February

Market conditions for carriers, as measured by the monthly Trucking Conditions Index from FTR, remained nearly unchanged in January from December, dipping slightly between the two months.
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Analysis: Mining for Economic Gold

Every once in a while, there are largely overlooked nuggets of information buried in the numbers about the economy and trucking that could be the most telling sign of where conditions are headed. Some of those recent nuggets make it almost impossible not to reasonably hope this year will be a good one.
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Truck Tonnages Drops in February

The February truck tonnage index fell 2.8% on a year-over-year basis, but American Trucking Associations chief economist said freight activity was still strong and fell short because of the record-setting February 2016 comparison.
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