Allstate Peterbilt nabs series Peterbilt honors, including top dealer

Allstate Peterbilt President Jeff Vanthournout and Chairman Don Larson (left and right of trophy) accepting the 2017 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year award.Allstate Peterbilt President Jeff Vanthournout and Chairman Don Larson (left and right of trophy) accepting the 2017 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year award.

Peterbilt Motors Company has named Allstate Peterbilt as its 2017 Dealer of the Year.

The award was presented at the 2018 Peterbilt Dealer Meeting recently held in Scottsdale, Ariz. The annual two-day business meeting brings together Peterbilt dealers from across North America. The meeting includes presentations and breakout sessions, with focused reviews on strengthening the dealer network and providing an industry leading sales and service experience to customers, Peterbilt says.

“The Peterbilt dealer network has never been stronger. The dealer is the most important conduit from Peterbilt to the customer and Allstate Peterbilt is a shining example of service excellence and customer support,” says Kyle Quinn, Paccar senior vice president and Peterbilt general manager. “Their commitment to the customer is a model others will follow. I thank them for their commitment and their pride in presenting the Red Oval.”

In addition to Dealer of the Year for 2017 Allstate Peterbilt also took home the Platinum Oval award, which Peterbilt says is given to the group of elite Peterbilt dealership locations who have demonstrated outstanding performance in all aspects of the Peterbilt Standards of Excellence program; a 2017 Best in Class award that honors the dealer organizations that rank the highest across the North American dealer network; and the TRP Dealer of the Year award, which honors the top performing dealer in supporting the Paccar Parts all makes TRP brand.

“We are very proud of this achievement” says Don Larson, dealer principal and owner of Allstate Peterbilt. “With 21 locations across the Great Lakes Region, Allstate Peterbilt has never been stronger. We pride ourselves on providing a customer experience that is second to none, I am humbled to see this dedication recognized.”

This is Allstate Peterbilt’s second Dealer of the Year award, having first won the title in 2013. In 2016 Allstate took home awards for Parts and Service, Platinum Oval and Best in Class.

“Receiving the Peterbilt Dealer of the Year award is a true honor and a proud moment for Allstate Peterbilt. We’ve invested significantly in our facilities, training for our staff and reaching customers we haven’t before,” adds Jeff Vanthournout, president at Allstate Peterbilt. “We look forward to an even stronger 2018 and are excited to defend our place as Dealer of the Year.”

Headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minn., Allstate Peterbilt also is one of the leaders in the Peterbilt dealer network for mobile service and is part of the Peterbilt Mobile Service Council, which develops best practices for other Peterbilt dealers to follow in developing their mobile service operations.

“[Last year] was a record setting year for Peterbilt because of the stronger than ever dealer network. Dealerships like Allstate Peterbilt provide the bedrock of our customer experience,” says Peyton Harrell, director of dealer development at Peterbilt Motors Company. “Without a network full of dealers just like them we couldn’t be as successful as we have been.”

In addition to presenting its Dealer of the Year award, Peterbilt also recognized its top-performing dealerships with Best in Class awards at its recent summit. The Best in Class Awards are based on a combination of Peterbilt’s standard of excellence scores, financial performance, part and service performance and utilization of Paccar training and programs.

In addition to Allstate, other dealerships receiving Best in Class Awards were Peterbilt Manitoba, Peterbilt Trucks Pacific, The Peterbilt Store, Dobbs Peterbilt Group, The Larson Group Peterbilt, Camions Excellence Peterbilt, Jackson Group Peterbilt, Rush Peterbilt Truck Centers, Calgary Peterbilt, Stahl Peterbilt and Performance Peterbilt.

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