Trucks, Parts, Service is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 10th annual Successful Dealer Award, sponsored by Automann, Interstate Billing Service, Karmak, National Truck Protection and Premium 2000.
Nominated by the commercial truck industry, this year’s finalists were selected from a list of nearly two dozen semifinalists through a detailed internal evaluation process by TPS. This year’s finalists represent the Autocar, Ford, Freightliner, International, Isuzu, Kenworth, Mack, Volvo and Western Star truck brands and have more than 60 total locations across the United States.
This year’s finalists are Doggett Freightliner, Rihm Kenworth, M&K Truck Center, Peach State Truck Centers and Thompson Truck & Trailer.
Doggett Freightliner, winner of the 2019 Successful Dealer Award, is the first prior award winner to participate in the Successful Dealer Award program for the second time. Peach State Truck Centers also is participating for the second time after being a finalist in 2017. Rihm Kenworth, M&K Truck Center and Thompson Truck & Trailer are participating in the Successful Dealer Award program for the first time.
“Well, it has happened once again. For the 10th year in a row, we’ve asked the commercial trucking industry to tell us about some of the greatest businesses in the dealer channel and the industry has come through,” says Lucas Deal, TPS editor and content director. “Selecting these finalists from an impressive list of nominated candidates was not an easy task, but we are confident we have identified five spectacular dealer operations, all of which are worthy of our recognition and deserving candidates for the Successful Dealer Award.”
This year’s Successful Dealer Award will be presented Oct. 4, in Nashville as part of an exciting and exclusive two-day event celebrating the award program’s 10-year milestone. All prior award winners and 2022 candidates will be invited to the event, which will feature multiple educational sessions and roundtable discussions about the state and future of the commercial truck dealer space, as well as social activities in the Music City, the Successful Dealer Award banquet and 2022 award presentation.
Created to honor our industry’s best (not just biggest) dealers, the Successful Dealer Award highlights truck dealers who consistently showcase customer service excellence, employee empowerment and engagement, community leadership, industry engagement and more.
Business profiles of each 2022 award finalist will publish weekly on TPS beginning Aug. 31, with the winner publicly announced on Oct. 5. Last year’s winner was CIT Trucks, headquartered in Normal, Ill.