December 12, 2013
I know it doesn’t seem like it, but HDAW ’14 is right around the corner. Most of us we’ll be heading to Las Vegas in a little more than seven weeks, and with the holiday season and New Year’s Day dropping into the middle of two upcoming weeks, we’re really just a little more than five work weeks from the event.
(That’s a bit of a mathematical stretch I admit, but my point is HDAW is a lot closer than it might feel today. It’s going to sneak up on us.)
At Truck Parts & Service, a significant amount of time leading up to HDAW is spent preparing for the annual Distributor of the Year award presentation. Set to be held during the event’s opening general session on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at the Terry Fator Theatre in the Mirage, this will be the 12th year Truck Parts & Service will present its exclusive aftermarket award.
This year’s finalists are all excellent companies and deserving of the award. Profiled in Truck Parts & Service magazine throughout the year, links to each finalist’s story can be found HERE.
But in promoting next month’s award presentation I also want to send out an additional congratulations to all of our past finalists and winners, and everyone that has helped make the Distributor of the Year award what it is today.
The last decade plus has allowed us to honor a wonderful group of businesses. From last year’s winner, Midwest Wheel (led by Mike Callison and John Minor), to inaugural winner Inland Truck Parts (led by Dave Scheer), the Distributor of the Year program has been focused on giving the best of the independent aftermarket their due.
That’s what we plan to do again in January and long into the future. This is a great industry, and those who are dedicated to making it grow and thrive deserve our adoration and respect. So on behalf of Truck Parts & Service and our sponsors, Meritor, Minimizer and Timken, I’d like to thank all of our past winners and nominees for their participation in the program and for the spectacular work in the aftermarket.
Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award winners
2002 Inland Truck Parts
2003 Drive Train Industries
2004 Midwest Wheel Companies
2005 Midway Truck Parts; Point Spring & Driveshaft
2006 Page Brake
2007 Total Truck Parts
2008 Betts Truck Parts
2009 Power Train Services
2010 Stone Truck Parts