Nominations open for 2013 DOTY

Over the past 11 years, Truck Parts & Service has been proud to recognize the best of the independent aftermarket with its Distributor of the Year Award.

Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, the Distributor of the Year Award is presented to a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer service, product knowledge and willingness to improve and evolve their business with industry changes.

Since its inception, Distributor of the Year nominees have exclusively been selected by an elite group of individuals working throughout the heavy-duty aftermarket. This year, Truck Parts & Service would like to extend an invitation to that group to you. We have decided to open our nomination process to our readers, and would like to encourage you to nominate any distributor in the United States or Canada you believe worthy of this prestigious award.

To nominate a distributor, simply click the link at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions on the form provided. Beginning today, Truck Parts & Service will accept nominations through Friday, June 21, 2013. Once the nomination process is complete, Truck Parts & Service will release its five finalists on in July.

(NOTE: Last year’s winner Midwest Wheel is not eligible for this year’s award, but all other 2012 nominees are. Midwest Wheel will be eligible for the award again in 2014.)

This year’s Distributor of the Year winner will be chosen by a select panel of industry veterans and Truck Parts & Service editorial staff. Nominees will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including customer service, industry involvement, relationships with suppliers, product knowledge, growth/expansion success, technology adaptation and business innovations.

Each finalist will be profiled in Truck Parts & Service magazine in the fall leading up to the award presentation in January.

It is our sincere hope that opening the nomination process for the Distributor of the Year award will provide well-deserved recognition for distributors nationwide. We look forward to your nominations, and encourage everyone to participate.

The nomination form is available here.


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