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New ATD Chairman Richard Witcher Says Communication Is Key to Success

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 6, 2012) – Richard W. Witcher, the new chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), rallied the nation’s truck dealers to become even more involved in the association after a rousing introduction by outgoing chairman Kyle Treadway.

“I am humbled to accept Kyle’s gavel,” said Witcher, CEO of Minuteman Trucks in Walpole, Mass., who said he plans to continue many of the strategic goals that Treadway had begun.

Witcher encouraged members to inform themselves about relevant state and local legislative initiatives, help nurture the next generation of dealers and set future industry standards. Witcher also is committed to increasing ATD membership from 80 percent to 90 percent, which is what NADA represents for automobile dealers.

Witcher’s remarks showed that he hopes to continue ATD’s commitment to be pro-active rather than reactive. And Witcher asked all ATD dealers, especially those who have been nominated for Truck Dealer of the Year awards, to help him set the pace for excellence.

The ATD Convention and Expo concluded today in Las Vegas.

About ATD

The American Truck Dealers represents about 2,000 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers. ATD members share in NADA’s programs, services and benefits. ATD hosts an annual convention and expo for dealers and dealership managers. For more information, visit

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