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Canadian dealers named North America’s best for Kenworth, Pete

REGINA, Sask. - A Saskatchewan Kenworth dealership has been recognized as an international leader in sales, service and operation, by its US corporate headquarters.

REGINA, Sask. – A Saskatchewan Kenworth dealership has been recognized as an international leader in sales, service and operation, by its US corporate headquarters.

Custom Truck Sales of Regina was named 2007 Kenworth Dealer of the Year, an award that recognizes outstanding dealerships in both the US and Canada.

The president of the Reginabased dealership credits strong customer service, and a quality product, for this corporate tribute made recently in San Diego.

“This recognition is a great testament to the hard work of our dedicated employees, who provide a high level of service to our customers on a daily basis,” says Brent Leach.

The Dealer of the Year award is based on overall performance, quota attainment, dealer performance, parts sales and service, and operation and facility evaluations. However, there were a few attributes that stood out to earn this recent award for the Regina dealership, such as superior sales and “excellent” customer support, according to Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice-president, Bob Christensen.

“Custom Truck Sales management and employees have a tremendous passion and dedication for being the world’s best and are truly deserving of the 2007 Kenworth Dealer of the Year award.”

The dealership was chosen from among six other “gold” dealerships for 2007, including: Edmonton Kenworth, Inland Kenworth – US (which includes dealerships in California, Arizona and New Mexico), Kenworth of South Texas (San Antonio, Texas), Kenworth Sales Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, and MHC Kenworth of Oklahoma.

Custom Truck Sales has been a Kenworth dealer since 1965 and operates dealerships in Regina, Saskatoon, and Estevan, Sask., as well as Winnipeg, Man.

The dealer isn’t new to the Kenworth awards podium, and has won Kenworth “silver” awards in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

Meanwhile, Stahl Peterbilt, with dealerships in Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray, Alta. has been named the company’s Dealer of the Year.

The Edmonton location, owned by Ed, Paige and Eddy Stahl, took top honours.

The Edmonton dealership was relocated to its current home in 2005. It features a 75,000 sq.-ft. building which includes an indoor truck display large enough for two trucks as well as 2,220 sq.-ft. of parts display and 25 service bays.

“Stahl Peterbilt of Edmonton is a shining example of Best-in-Class customer service,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice-president. “Stahl Peterbilt markets the fullrange of Peterbilt and PACCAR products, services and technologies for both heavy-and mediumduty Peterbilt trucks which leads them to annual growth in truck sales and profitability.”

Ed Stahl, president of Stahl Peterbilt, said “We strive to provide ‘world-class’ customer service and support for our valued customers. It is a pleasure to sell the Peterbilt truck since it is recognized as the industry leader for reliability, workmanship, and technical innovation.”

Stahl Peterbilt has always been among the top Peterbilt dealerships.

During its five years as a Pete dealer, the company has won four platinum awards and two best-inclass awards from the company.

It was also named Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year in 2004. Peterbilt Pacific out of Surrey, B. C. was also recognized by the company.

The dealership, owned by Don and Terry Pasiuk, was recognized with a Best-in-Class Dealer Award.

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