2016 Successful Dealer Award Winner Announced
2016 Successful Dealer Award Winner Announced
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South Plainfield, NJ – River States Truck and Trailer, was named and awarded as the 2016 Successful Dealer at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, August 25, 2016.
River States was one of five finalists for the annual award, which is sponsored by Automann and CDK Global. All five finalists, which included HK Truck Center, Papé Kenworth , River States Truck and Trailer, Truck Country/Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer and Westfall Odell Truck Sales, participated in the ceremony. Click here to view the live Facebook video of the award ceremony.
CCJ Equipment Editor and Successful Dealer Contributing Editor Jason Cannon presented the award to the recipients on behalf of Randall-Reilly Successful Dealer Online Magazine. “Each year, our goal for this award is to recognize a high performing heavy truck dealership” said Jason during the award ceremony. “We take into account lots of things: community involvement, civic engagement, customer initiatives, employee training… It’s not so much about recognizing a financially successful business as much as it is about recognizing a great place to work.”
“Each year, our goal for this award is to recognize a high performing heavy truck dealership” said Jason during the award ceremony. “We take into account lots of things: community involvement, civic engagement, customer initiatives, employee training… It’s not so much about recognizing a financially successful business as much as it is about recognizing a great place to work.”
Vanessa Ciervo, Finance and Accounting Manager, was one of the participants to receive the award on behalf of finalist HK Truck Center.
“I am honored to have been the one chosen to represent HK Truck Center for the Successful Dealer Award” Vanessa said after the ceremony. “All five of the finalist are amazing dealers and knowing this award isn’t about size or volume but about exceptional sales and service provided to our customers and our community makes it that much more special to all of us here at HK Truck Center. We are thankful to everyone for all the nominations submitted and to the team at Successful Dealer for choosing us as one of the finalists. We look forward to working even harder this year and hopefully being nominated again in 2017.”
Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 Successful Dealer Award, as well as all the finalists whose dedication to their business, marketing, and community involvement was recognized by this award.
About the Finalists
In the 44 years since Bob Frise opened a small six-bay repair facility in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin, River States Truck and Trailer has grown into one of the premier truck and trailer dealers in western Wisconsin. The company, which is still family owned and operated, remains a driving force in its local community and a needed resource for transit drivers. Learn more about River State at Riverstates.com
H.K. Truck Center is a certified Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso truck dealership providing clients with expert sales personnel, quality-conscious maintenance and repair service, a huge inventory of parts, convenient rental services and a high standard of workmanship. To learn more about H.K. Truck Center, visit HKtruck.com
E.C. Papé arrived in Oregon in 1938 to work alongside his friend in an Allis-Chalmers dealership. After word quickly spread about E.C.’s customer service, commitment, and dependability, the Papé name took root. E.C. started his own company, and the family-owned business began to grow and prosper. Papé Kenworth’s success can be credited to a well trained staff who works closely with customers and service techs. Find out more about Papé Kenworth at PapeKenworth.com
More than 60 years after Shullsburg, Wisconsin native Robert McCoy borrowed a truck from the cheese factory where he worked to start his own milk route, the company that McCoy ultimately founded has grown into a corporation with six subsidiaries and has reaches in Mexico. Learn more about Truck Country at TruckCountry.com
Westfall O’dell Truck Sales has expanded brands over the years to include GMC, Freightliner medium duty, Mack, Kalmar Ottawa and Volvo Trucks. With a full line of light, medium and heavy duty trucks, their sales consultants are ready to help customize a customer’s truck. The Kansas City, Missouri based company prides itself on providing certified, professionally trained staffs helping with both sales and service. Find out more about Westfall O’Dell Truck Sales at WestfallOdellTruckSalesKC.com
About Successful Dealer
Successful Dealer delivers innovation in sales, service, and support to medium-and heavy-duty truck dealers, trailer dealers, truck renting and leasing companies and truck body and equipment distributors. Founded in 1978, Successful Dealer is the only publication written and edited exclusively for the dealer market.
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