"TEC Equipment and Calmont Truck Centre have been instrumental in enhancing Volvo Trucks' market presence and customer satisfaction, demonstrating unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch vehicles and services," says Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. "Given their remarkable performance in all criteria, we are thrilled to recognize TEC Equipment as the 2023 U.S. Volvo Dealer Group of the Year and Calmont Truck Centre as the 2023 Canadian Volvo Dealer Group of the Year."
TEC Equipment is Volvo's largest West Coast dealer and it's Fontana location played a pivotal role in the development of the Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealership sales and service training program. It is led by dealer principal David Thompson.
"We are immensely proud to receive the prestigious title of Volvo 2023 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year. This recognition echoes the enduring partnership we have forged with Volvo Trucks over the years. At TEC Equipment, we are not just truck dealers; we are educators, advocates and partners in progress," Thompson says. "Our commitment goes beyond selling trucks — it's about empowering our customers with knowledge and helping them navigate the regulatory landscape and available grants and incentives. We believe that an informed customer is an empowered customer and always go the extra mile for our customers to ensure they have the insights and resources needed to be successful in the ever-evolving transportation industry."
Calmont Truck Centre has two full-line dealerships in Calgary and Edmonton. It's led by dealer principal Darren Currie and, in 2019, opened a new, state-of-the-art facility with 20 service bays and 37,000 square feet, allowing all employees to function under one roof.
"We are honored to be awarded the Volvo 2023 Canadian Dealer Group of the Year. This achievement is a testament to our unwavering commitment and dedication to supporting our customers and providing best-in-class transportation solutions," Currie says. "We believe in delivering not just vehicles, but a world-class experience that drives success for our dealership, our customers and Volvo Trucks. This accolade is not just a reflection of our achievements, but a celebration of the strong relationships we have built with our customers."
The awards were conferred at Volvo Trucks' recent annual awards dinner in Las Vegas. Regional winners were also recognized. They are: