One past winner and another prior finalist are among the five finalists for the sixth annual Successful Dealer Award, sponsored by Automann, Interstate Billing and Premium 2000.
This year’s nomination period was among the most active in award history, with more than three dozen North American truck dealers earning at least one nomination for our annual award. Every nominated dealership was given the opportunity to accept their nomination and complete Successful Dealer’s formal nomination document and, after a week of intense evaluation of award candidates by the Successful Dealer team, the five dealers selected as finalists for this year’s award are:
- Four Star Freightliner (headquartered in Montgomery, Ala.)
- Gordon Truck Centers (Pacific, Wash.)
- The Larson Group (Springfield, Mo.)
- River States Truck and Trailer (La Crosse, Wis.)
- Truckworx (Birmingham, Ala.)
“Selecting five finalists from such a tremendous group of nominated dealers was an incredible challenge this year,” says Lucas Deal, editor of Successful Dealer. “We believe the finalists selected for this year’s award represent the best of our industry, and we are thrilled to learn more about their businesses and how they serve their customers and communities.”
This year’s nomination is the third for River States Truck and Trailer, which won the Successful Dealer Award in 2016 and was previously a finalist in 2015. Four Star Freightliner also was a finalist for last year’s award. This is the first nomination for Gordon Truck Centers, The Larson Group and Truckworx.
In addition of River States, other past winners of the Successful Dealer Award include Inland Kenworth last year: Freightliner of St. Cloud in 2015; Truck Centers Inc., in 2014; and TEC Equipment in 2013.
Judging criteria for the award is based on each company’s environmental/green efforts; community involvement and civic responsibility; customer education; staff education and training and marketing. Successful Dealer will profile each of this year’s finalists with multiple articles over the coming months and will announce the winner of the 2018 Successful Dealer Award in October.