In a business defined by uptime, no partnership is more important for a fleet manager or owner-operator than their relationship with their local truck dealer and parts distributor.
These relationships, which are commonly forged over years of high-stress, high-stakes business dealings, are essential to keeping North America’s freight moving out on the highway. Behind every good fleet is a good partner.
We believe those partners should be recognized and, as such, have once again opened our nomination periods for the two most revered awards in trucking’s supply chain, the Successful Dealer Award and Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year Award.
Presented by sister publications of CCJ, the Successful Dealer Award and Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year Award are awarded annually to North America’s top truck dealer and independent parts distributor.
Now in its 18th year, Truck Parts & Service’s Distributor of the Year Award seeks to recognize independent aftermarket distributors who display excellent customer service, business acumen, market knowledge and willingness to improve and evolve their business with industry changes. Last year’s award was presented to CRW Parts, a 150-plus year old, sixth-generation family-run distribution business with eight locations and headquartered in Baltimore.
The Successful Dealer Award is being presented for the seventh time in 2019. It was introduced as a way to recognize dealers not just for sales success, but also for their positive influence on our industry and their communities. Last year’s winner was Four Star Freightliner, a six-location dealer group headquartered in Montgomery, Ala.
How were those winners chosen? By you, of course. Finalists for each award are determined entirely through feedback from the trucking industry. And that’s why we are once again calling on the opinion of the trucking industry to determine who has earned the right to be named the best partner in trucking’s supply chain.
Do you think your local dealer deserves recognition for their service excellence and immediate attention to your needs? Let us know by nominating that dealer for the 2019 Successful Dealer Award.
What about your parts provider? Are they able to provide fill rates and parts prices that keep your maintenance times down and your margins up? Let us know about them as well — submit that business for Truck Parts & Service’s Distributor of the Year Award.