‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’ Adds New Coalition Members
The MTF coalition has been advocating for repeal of the FET as part of a larger infrastructure package that Congress is debating to help fix both America’s roads and bridges and the broken Highway Trust Fund into which funds from the FET are paid.
‘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.
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American Truck Dealers (ATD) Applaud New Senate Bill to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks
Next week (June 20-21), the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association, will host its annual ATD Legislative Fly-In to Capitol Hill to rally bipartisan support for S. 3052 and H.R. 2946.
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ATD and 116 Industry Stakeholders Call for Suspension of Federal Excise Tax (FET) on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers
The American Truck Dealers (ATD) led a letter to congressional leaders urging suspension of the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on new heavy-duty trucks and trailers through 2021.
ATD Announces New Industry Coalition to Repeal Federal Excise Tax and ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’
ATD Chairwoman Jodie Teuton announced the launch of a new coalition of industry stakeholders whose goal is to repeal the federal excise tax on commercial truck sales.
ATD Applauds Rep. Chris Pappas’ (D-N.H.) Letter to House Democratic Leadership Calling for FET Suspension
Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) sent a letter to the Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for suspension of the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks and trailers until the end of 2021 in the next coronavirus stimulus bill.
ATD Applauds Rep. Chris Pappas’ (D-N.H.) Letter to House Democratic Leadership Urging FET Repeal and Replacement
Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) has sent a letter to the Democratic leaders of the U.S. House calling for repeal of the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on new heavy-duty trucks and trailers.
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ATD Chairman's Column: Truck Dealers Converge on Capitol Hill
ATD hosted its second annual fly-in on Capitol Hill where commercial truck dealers urged members of Congress to protect dealerships from harmful policies and regulations that would hinder the growth of one of America’s most important industries.
ATD Chairman: New Challenges and Opportunities in 2017
ATD has already begun laying the groundwork for 2017. Just last month, I testified before the Internal Revenue Service in regards to dealer concerns with recently proposed Federal Excise Tax (FET) regulations.
ATD Chairman: Tax Reform Debate Has Begun in Nation’s Capital
The debate on tax reform is currently underway in Washington, D.C. The House Republican leadership released their “tax blueprint,” an outline for tax reform legislation that’s projected for spring 2017.
ATD Gets Ready for a Season of Change
From my vantage point in Maryland, my family and I are enjoying the autumn season. And as October turned to November and as I watched the leaves turn from green to golden hues of orange and red, I realized that a great deal of change is underway—both in the season and in our dealer business.
ATD NextGen’s Virtual Legislative FET Suspension Briefing

This virtual briefing includes the legislative background on the FET issue, the rationale for suspension, and a call to action. 

ATD Supports New House Bill to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks
ATD Chairman Steve Parker praised U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s (R-Calif.) introduction of H.R. 2946, a bill that would repeal the harmful and outdated federal excise tax (FET) on the retail sale of most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers. The bill was introduced June 20.
ATD Virtual Legislative Briefing: Suspend the FET on Heavy-Duty Trucks
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Dealers Urged to Connect with Congress on Major Tax and Spending Concerns over August Break
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