Profiling our Distributor of the Year finalists

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Updated Nov 18, 2014

It’s been another great year for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year program. After receiving votes for more than 30 aftermarket businesses during our open nomination process in the spring, we selected four great distributors as finalists for the 2014 award.

Blaine Brothers, Sadler Power Train, Six Robblees and Wheelco have more than 200 years of total experience serving the heavy-duty aftermarket.

The businesses are spread across the United States, with locations on the Mississippi River all the way up to central Alaska.

It’s a great group, a group I’ve been fortunate to learn more about over these last several months.

And as the 2014 Distributor of the Year program heads into the home stretch — this year’s winner will be crowned in January at HDAW — we’d like to take one last look at the great businesses that will up for our 13th annual aftermarket award.

Congratulations to each business. You all do great work, and the aftermarket is fortunate to have you.

For a profile of each business, please click on the photo or business name below.

Blaine Brothers

Clocks don’t mean that’s helped Blaine Brothers much at Blaine Brothers. Sure, all of their locations have them, but they are more decorative than anything.

Customer downtime is the only time that really matters …

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Sadler Power Train

Sadler Power Train Sadler added 10 employees in the last year. When he says it out loud, John Sadler can barely believe it. Ten people.

“That’s big. We rarely have [a year] like that,” says the president of the back-to- back Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year finalist …

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Six Robblees’

There’s no shortage of product lines at Six Robblees’.

With locations stretching from central Alaska to California and as far east as the Rocky Mountains, the Seattle-based distributor has a wide variety of customers …

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Satisfying customer needs has directly contributed to the success at Wheelco.

“’Customer Driven’ is our core philosophy,” says President Steve Stich. “It’s underneath our name on the literature we hand out. It’s communicated from all of our managers throughout our operation  … “

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