Environment and Energy

‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’ Coalition Launches
The industry group will work to repeal the 102-year old federal excise tax (FET) levied on heavy-duty trucks originally imposed to help defray the cost of World War I. The FET discourages new heavy-duty truck sales and delays the deployment of cleaner, safer and more fuel-efficient trucks.
Administration's Fuel Economy Announcement Raises NADA's Concern about Vehicle Affordability for Consumers
In response to the Obama administration’s announcement today on setting new fuel economy mandates for the 2017-2025 Model Year, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) issued the following statement:
American Truck Dealers Support Fuel Economy Improvements, but Concerned about Higher Truck Prices
The following is a statement from Kyle Treadway, chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) and owner of Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City, Utah: “Dealers support improving fuel economy for medium and heavy-duty trucks. However, today’s fuel-economy proposal for model years 2014-18 is expected to add thousands of dollars to the cost per truck. We are concerned that this could price some buyers out of the market.
ATD Chairman Dick Witcher Delivers Keynote at the 2014 ATD Convention & Expo
ATD: Fuel Economy Rules for New Trucks and Engines Must Be ‘Appropriate, Cost-Effective and Technologically Feasible’
At a hearing today on a proposal to establish first-ever fuel economy rules for commercial and work trucks and engines, the chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) urged federal regulators to ensure that any new mandates are “appropriate, cost-effective and technologically feasible.
Auto Dealers Applaud Speedy Implementation of National Fuel Economy Standard
Today, the Bush Administration proposed aggressive fuel economy targets for automakers that would take effect beginning in Model Year 2011.
Auto Dealers Excluded from Wall Street Bill
House and Senate conference committee negotiators voted in the early Friday morning hours to exclude Main Street auto dealers from sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation’s financial system.
Auto Dealers Issue Statement in Support of EPA Ruling That Denies California Waiver
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) fully supports EPA's recognition that any regulation of motor vehicle greenhouse gases should be done at the federal, not state, level.
Auto Dealers Would Face Brunt of Burden Under California Fuel Economy Rules
The chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, John McEleney, told the Environmental Protection Agency today that complying with state-based fuel economy regulations would cause additional hardship on the nation’s declining number of new-car dealers with little environmental benefit.
Bill to Reduce Paperwork at Auto Dealerships Advances in House
Bipartisan Resolution in Congress Urges Preservation of Single National Fuel Economy Standard
A single, national fuel economy standard for passenger cars and light trucks will do more to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gases than the 14 separate programs sought by California and other states, lawmakers outlined today in a resolution.
CAFE Fight Is Just Beginning, Auto Dealers Say at Convention in California
The fight over fuel economy and vehicle tailpipe emissions is just beginning and America’s franchised new-car and truck dealers are at the center of it, the National Automobile Dealers Association said.
Car Buyers Need More Information to Understand, Appreciate Fuel Economy Benefits
Commercial Truck Industry Opposes Legislation That Would Shift Authority to Set Fuel Economy Rules(1)
Important segments of the commercial truck industry-dealers and drivers-in a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood voiced their strong opposition today to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007.
Consumers Pay If Fuel Economy Rules Are Not Delayed, NADA Warns
County in New Mexico Halts Effort to Implement its Own Fuel Economy Rules
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) today commended the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board in New Mexico for repealing a requirement that would have mandated fuel economy standards at the local level.
Dealers Urge Obama to Examine State Auto Emissions Rules for Unintended Consequences
As President Obama today pushed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review state efforts to regulate vehicle emissions, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) urged the administration to closely examine how those rules would actually be implemented.
Dealers Urged to Turn to Salespeople to Win New EV Customers
Successfully marketing electric vehicles (EVs) hinges on a dealer’s ability to turn salespeople into “EV experts” in order to make customers feel confident about investing in these types of vehicles.
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EPA New Clean Diesel Campaign Could Drive Business to Commercial Truck Dealers
A new initiative from the Environmental Protection Agency designed to reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality could help drum up business for the nation's struggling medium and heavy-duty truck dealers.
EPA’s Rush to Final MPG Standards Will Make Personal Transportation More Expensive
The outgoing Obama administration has chosen to halt progress on fuel economy by enacting a policy that will delay the introduction of safer and cleaner vehicles by making them more expensive.
Eric Jorgensen Delivers Keynote Address at the ATD Convention & Expo
Expensive Fuel Economy Proposal Will Price More Than 7 Million Consumers Out of the New-car Market, NADA Says
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