Peterbilt honored several dealers during its recent annual dealer meeting, held at the Paccar MX Engine manufacturing facility in Columbus, Miss. The company handed out Medium Duty Dealer of the Year, Parts and Service Dealer of the Year, Paccar MX-13 Engine Dealer of the Year and TRP Dealer of the Year awards.

Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

Rush Peterbilt Truck Center – Nashville was named the 2012 Medium Duty Dealer of the Year.

“Rush Peterbilt Truck Center – Nashville led the sale and support of the full lineup of Peterbilt medium-duty vehicles with record-breaking results,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar bice president. “They embraced the versatility and superior performance of our medium-duty trucks and tractors by focusing on a wide range of market segments and customers.”
The award was presented to Dealer Principals Marvin and Rusty Rush.

“We strive to exceed customer expectations and Peterbilt’s medium-duty lineup is an integral component of our goal to be a complete solutions provider across all commercial vehicle applications,” said Rusty Rush.

Parts and Service

Camions Excellence Peterbilt – Laval, Quebec, Canada, earned Peterbilt’s North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year Award.

The award was presented to Nicole and Dany Lussier, dealer principals. The dealership achieved top scores in every Standards of Excellence category. They had the highest parts and service financial score and achieved an excellent absorption rate.

“The service area of Camions Excellence Peterbilt – Laval is always full and they are well known as the best shop in the area,” said Peterbilt General Manager and Paccar Vice President Bill Kozek. “They embrace all available training, the full parts catalogs of TRP and Paccar Parts, and the MX-13 engine. They have a fiercely loyal customer base who knows that they will be treated professionally, fairly and quickly.”

MX-13 Engine Dealer

Valley Peterbilt, Stockton, Calif., received the Paccar MX-13 Engine Dealer of the Year Award. This is the second year Peterbilt has presented this award, which goes to the dealership that provides the best all-around support of the MX-13 Engine. Valley Peterbilt’s Dealer Principal David Morganson accepted the award.

“The reliability, performance and fuel efficiency of MX-13 engines have brought our customers new levels of productivity and profitability,” said Morganson. “Valley Peterbilt has made significant investments in the training and tools to fully support the engine. This award demonstrates the total commitment our employees and organization have made and will continue to invest in.”

More than 70% of the heavy-duty trucks sold by Valley Peterbilt were equipped with MX engines, Kozek noted.

TRP Dealer of the Year

Western Peterbilt – Spokane (Wash.) was named the TRP Dealer of the Year for its sale and support of TRP’s all-makes truck, trailer and bus parts.

Frank Anglin, dealer principal, accepted the award, saying, “TRP allows us to serve all of our customers’ parts needs regardless of the makes and models they operate."

“The team at Western Peterbilt – Spokane has demonstrated exceptional support of TRP, growing market share and providing customers with valuable training events focused on improving service operations and reducing aftermarket costs,” said Kozek. “They have embraced the TRP store within a store strategy and have helped brand TRP within their parts retail area and on their delivery vehicles.”