This annual National Trailer Dealer of the Year award will recognize the trailer dealer whose leadership, professionalism and integrity has most enhanced his/her company, industry and community. The winner will be chosen from nominations evaluated by an independent panel of industry judges.
Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of three criteria:
1. Dealership contribution and effectiveness - dealership profile, innovative business practices, financial policies, marketing methods, personnel management, vision for the dealership and the trailer industry.
2. Industry contribution - participation in industry associations, involvement with legislative issues, involvement with suppliers.
3. Community participation - community involvement, industry promotion, philanthropic/charitable activities.
A panel of five industry representatives, including Newport editor David A. Kolman will evaluate the nominations.
The inaugural award will be presented at the NTDA annual conference, Nov. 2-4 in Ponte Vedra, FL.
Nominations for the award can come from anyone in the industry or through self-nomination, but must be submitted on an official nomination form. Forms can be obtained by calling the NTDA at (800) 800-4552, visiting NTDA's web site at www.ntda.org, by or contacting the Associates at (972) 652-3049 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed nomination forms must be received no later than July 5, 2000, for consideration.