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Blogs Lucas Deal May 9, 2013

If you’re a regular reader of Truck Parts & Service, you should know about our Distributor of the Year award.

Created in 2002, the Distributor of the Year award recognizes the best of the independent aftermarket — a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer service, product knowledge and willingness to improve and evolve their business with industry changes.

A variety of wonderful distributors have been nominated and won the award over the years.

Midwest Wheel, led by Mike Callison and John Minor, became the award’s first two-time winner when it was named 2012 Distributor of the Year in January, beating out two other former winners and two multiple-year nominees.

The nomination process has always been key to the program. Since its inception, Distributor of the Year nominees have been exclusively selected by an elite group of North American heavy-duty aftermarket professionals.

Every spring these individuals have been asked to nominate multiple distributors they felt exemplified the spirit and essence of a distributor of the year, with the top five candidates being honored as the year’s nominees.

This year, Truck Parts & Service would like to extend an invitation to join that group to you.

We have decided to open our nomination process to our readers, and would like to encourage you to nominate any distributor in the United States or Canada you believe worthy of this prestigious award.

You can nominate your own business; you can nominate your rival business. Who you select doesn’t matter as much as why you select them. We want to hear about the best of the best.

Our nomination group has done an excellent job selecting candidates for Distributor of the Year and we trust you to do the same. So let us know who’s out there. Let us know who you think deserves a shot at the independent aftermarket’s highest honor.

Lucas Deal is the editor of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer. He can be reached at lucasdeal@randallreilly.com.

You can follow me on twitter at @lddeal85

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