Dear readers,

Over the past 12 years, Truck Parts & Service has been proud to recognize the best of the independent aftermarket with its Distributor of the Year award.

Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, the Distributor of the Year award is presented to a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer service, product knowledge and willingness to improve and evolve their business with industry changes.

Like last year, Truck Parts & Service has once again decided to open its nomination process to the entire trucking industry. We would like to encourage you to nominate any distributor in the United States or Canada you believe worthy of this prestigious award.

To nominate a distributor, simply click the link at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions on the form provided. Beginning today, Truck Parts & Service will accept nominations through Friday, June 27, 2014. Once the nomination process is complete, Truck Parts & Service will release its five finalists on www.truckpartsandservice.com in July.

(NOTE: Last year’s winner Truck Supply Co. of South Carolina is not eligible for this year’s award, but all other 2013 nominees are. Truck Supply Co. of South Carolina will be eligible for the award again in 2015.)

This year’s Distributor of the Year winner will be chosen by a select panel of industry veterans and Truck Parts & Service’s editorial staff. Nominees will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including customer service, industry involvement, relationships with suppliers, product knowledge, growth/expansion success, technology adaptation and business innovations.

Each finalist also will be profiled in Truck Parts & Service magazine in the fall leading up to the award presentation in January.

It is our sincere hope that opening the nomination process for the Distributor of the Year award will continue to provide well-deserved recognition for distributors nationwide. We look forward to your nominations, and encourage everyone to participate.

The nomination form is available here.

Sincerely,

Lucas Deal

lucasdeal@randallreilly.com

Editor, Truck Parts & Service