Recognized for outstanding fleet sales and support, The Peterbilt Store — now featuring 15 locations in seven states — has been named the 2016 Peterbilt North American Dealer of the Year.
“The Peterbilt Store has been an outstanding PACCAR partner since they joined the Peterbilt family, and it’s an absolute pleasure to present them with Peterbilt’s highest honor, one that is truly earned and deserved,” said Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “The Peterbilt Store has committed to achieving day-to-day excellence, and the results have been realized in terms of growing sales and customer satisfaction.”
The Peterbilt Store, which is now the third largest dealership group in the Peterbilt dealer network, has been a leader in Natural Gas Engine sales as well as a strong proponent of the PACCAR MX Engine platform, placing an MX engine in 64 percent of all Class 8 units it sold in 2016. PACCAR Parts purchases grew by 17 percent over all locations.
“We are honored to be recognized for our investments and efforts focused on enhancing our customers’ experience,” said John Arscott, President and CEO of The Peterbilt Store. “Our exceptional team is skilled and hard working, and committed to ensuring that our customers receive outstanding service and value at The Peterbilt Store.”
John Arscott, Greg Arscott, Vice President Southeast Region, and Jeff Arscott, Vice President Mid-Atlantic Region, accepted the award during Peterbilt’s annual Dealer Meeting, recently held in Palm Springs, Calif. In addition to recognizing the achievements of the Peterbilt dealer network, which now includes more than 350 locations, the two-day business meeting included presentations and breakout sessions, including focused overviews of the enhanced SmartLINQ connected truck technology and PACCAR’s position on the competitive landscape of the trucking industry.
In addition to the North American Dealer of the Year, Peterbilt also recognizes top-performing dealer groups with Best in Class awards. The Best in Class Awards are based on a combination of Peterbilt’s Standard of Excellence scores, financial performance, parts and service performance and utilization of PACCAR training and programs. Receiving Best in Class Awards were:
Allstate Peterbilt Group — Don Larson & Jeff Vanthournout
Camions Excellence Peterbilt — Nicole Lussier, Danny Lussier & Stephanie Lussier-Dalpe
Hunter Peterbilt — Jeff Hunter, Dave Hunter & Nancy Mycka
Jackson Group Peterbilt — Blake Jackson
JX Peterbilt — Eric Jorgensen
Performance Peterbilt — Nathan Reid & Ryan Church
Peterbilt Manitoba — Doug Danylchuk
Peterbilt Pacific — Jim Schroeder
Rush Peterbilt Truck Centers — Rusty Rush, Mike McRoberts, Corey Lowe & Jim Thor
Stahl Peterbilt — Eddy Stahl
The Larson Group Peterbilt — Glenn Larson, Kory Larson & Kyle Larson
TransDiff Peterbilt de Quebec — Pierre Pouliot, Guillaume Pouliot & Jean-Phillipe Pouliot
Western Peterbilt — Edward Dobbs, Chris Crosby & Allan Ash
Coast Counties Peterbilt, Medium Duty Dealer of the Year. “Peterbilt’s medium-duty truck lineup is designed to ensure superior performance, durability and operational efficiency for a diverse customer base in a variety of market segments and applications,” said Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Senior Vice President. “Coast Counties Peterbilt has done an outstanding job of matching these customers to a custom solution, as well as providing the aftermarket support necessary to achieve unparalleled levels of customer satisfaction.”
Dealer principal Craig Archer reported that the dealership achieved 125 percent of its sales goals with more than 300 medium-duty units sold in 2016, resulting in 18 percent market share.
Camions Excellence Peterbilt, PACCAR MX Engine Dealer of the Year. “The reliability, performance, fuel economy of the PACCAR MX-13 and MX-11 Engines have helped our customers achieve unprecedented levels of productivity and profitability,” said Quinn.
“More than 83 percent of all Class 8 trucks invoiced to Camions Excellence Peterbilt were powered by top performing, technologically advanced MX-13 engines,” he added. “Camions Excellence Peterbilt has committed the resources — in sales training, service support training and staffing and location amenities — to provide exceptional aftersale support for the MX customer.”
Nicole Lussier, Dealer Principal, accepted the award for Camions Excellence Peterbilt.
“Our sales and service personnel are dedicated to ensuring that the customers who purchase MX engines fully realize the benefits of the MX ownership experience,” Lussier said.
The Larson Group Peterbilt, North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year. “The Larson Group fully integrated parts, service and support technologies offered by Peterbilt and PACCAR Parts in 2016,” said David Danforth, PACCAR Parts General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “They achieved outstanding scores in each Standards of Excellence category, as well as an excellent absorption rate.”
“Every member of our team is committed to creating an unparalleled ownership experience for our customers, and that includes maximizing their uptime and minimizing their costs for as long as they own their truck,” said Glenn Larson, President and Dealer Principal of The Larson Group.
Rush Peterbilt Truck Centers, Red Oval Dealer of the Year. “Peterbilt is committed to providing industry-leading satisfaction for a wide range of customer needs, and the Red Oval program has set new industry standards for customer expectations in the purchase of used trucks,” said Quinn. “By strategically integrating the Red Oval program into daily operations, Rush Enterprises has embraced the Red Oval ideals and commitments to the satisfaction of customers, who may be a truck’s second owner, its third owner or beyond.”
Rusty Rush, CEO of Rush Enterprises, accepted the award.
“We look forward to continuing providing the industry’s best value for pre-owned truck buyers, growing our Red Oval sales and sharing insights with other dealers in the Peterbilt network,” he said.
Peterbilt of Manitoba, First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year. “The First Class Service Excellence Award recognizes the best of the best, and is a true testament to Peterbilt of Manitoba and their commitment to customer satisfaction,” said Quinn.
“Our team recognizes the importance of servicing our customers and providing a premium level of care that befits the Peterbilt brand,” said Dealer Principal Doug Danylchuk. “Measuring the service performance of dealer groups within the Peterbilt network makes us all rise to the occasion and improve our customers’ experiences.”
Peterbilt of Atlanta, TRP Dealer of the Year. “Peterbilt of Atlanta management’s commitment to TRP products is evident in their product conversion this past year,” said Danforth. “They grew their TRP purchases by 17 percent, demonstrating a dedication not only to understanding the product line, but to the customers who depend on both the availability and the reliability of TRP products.”
Dealer principal Scott Pearson accepted the award on behalf of Peterbilt of Atlanta.
“Just as TRP Parts surpass expectations for quality, dependability and value, exceeding customer expectations is a priority for the entire Peterbilt of Atlanta team,” he said. “We must maximize our customers’ uptime, which involves maintaining a well-stocked inventory of high-quality, cost-effective TRP aftermarket products for all makes.”