At a time when trucking has never been more essential or appreciated, Trucks, Parts, Service is excited to announce we have opened the nomination periods our two award programs recognizing the best businesses serving the North American trucking community — the TPS Distributor of the Year and Successful Dealer Awards.
Both awards are presented by TPS to recognize superior independent parts distributors and truck dealers operating in today’s trucking space.
The Distributor of the Year award was introduced in 2002 and is widely regarded as the independent aftermarket’s highest honor. The award acknowledges independent aftermarket distributors who display excellent customer service, business acumen, market knowledge and willingness to improve and evolve their business with industry changes.
The Successful Dealer Award was introduced in 2013 and follows a similar template to our aftermarket award. All medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers are eligible for the award, which shines a light on commercial truck dealers for their positive influence on our industry and their communities.
“The TPS Distributor of Year award and Successful Dealer Award programs are two of the most rewarding aspects of covering this wonderful industry,” says Lucas Deal, TPS editor and content director. “Each year we are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to learn about the incredible workers and businesses serving the commercial trucking industry and I believe this year will be no exception.
“With the world facing a crisis unlikely anything we’ve ever seen before, never has trucking been more important and respected. It is thanks to our audience of independent parts distributors, service shops and dealerships that our economy has not completely collapsed, and it will be because of those same operations that our economy will inevitably rebound when the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is finally behind us.
“Now more than ever, we request you reach out to us and tell us about the dealer and independent parts businesses who are doing the vitally important work of supporting our industry, nation and our communities.”
All independent parts distributors in the United States and Canada except last year’s winner (Action Truck Parts) are eligible for this year’s Distributor of the Year award. All U.S. and Canadian dealers except 2019 Successful Dealer Award winner (Doggett Freightliner) also are eligible for this year’s dealer award.
To nominate an aftermarket operation for our 2020 Distributor of the Year Award, please CLICK HERE.
To nominate a medium- and heavy-duty truck dealer for our 2020 Successful Dealer Award, please CLICK HERE.