ATD, HDT Announce Nominees for Truck Dealer of the Year

March 2, 2010

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Seven commercial truck dealers from across the country were nominated by their peers for the Truck Dealer of the Year award, presented by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

The nominees for the 2010 ATD and Heavy Duty Trucking are:

Jay Ellison, president of French-Ellison Truck Center, Ltd. in San Antonio, Texas;

Mark L. Gillam, president of Floyd's Sales & Service, Inc., in Scottsbluff, Neb.;

Blake A. Jackson, president of Peterbilt of Utah in Salt Lake City;

Greg Lesher, president of Lesher Mack Sales & Service, Inc., in Lebanon, Pa.;

Ron Meyering, president of M&K Quality Truck Sales in Byron Center, Mich.;

Robert Nuss, president of Nuss Truck & Equipment in Rochester, Minn.; and

John "Jack" Saum, chairman of the board of Beltway International, LLC, in Baltimore, Md.

The award recognizes excellence in business practices, industry leadership, civic contributions and community service. The winner and runner-up, chosen by a panel of professors from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, will be announced at the ATD Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., on April 24.

Several hundred of the nation's commercial truck dealers will convene in Orlando at the ATD convention, which runs April 23-26 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. In addition to naming the truck dealer of the year, the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year award will recognize the best new medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold in the United States.

Convention keynote speakers are Kyle Treadway, ATD chairman and a Kenworth dealer from Salt Lake City, Utah; Dennis Slagle, president and CEO, North American Trucks (Volvo and Mack); and Jim Meil, economist for the Eaton Corp.

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