Parish Truck Sales (St Rose, Louisiana) was named Independent Used Truck Dealer of the Year and Midwest Truck Sales (Olathe, Kansas) was named Franchised Used Truck Dealer of the Year at the 22nd Annual Truck Blue Book Dealer Seminar in Orlando, Florida.
Parish is an independent used truck dealership near New Orleans that grew from two used truck men with a sales trailer on a lot in 1982 to a 30,000-sq-ft facility on 6.5 acres. Parish, which has parts and full-service departments, opened a second location in Ashford, Alabama, one year ago.
Midwest Trucks has grown from a towing service 30 years ago to a full-line franchisee for Mitsubishi Fuso, UD, and Hino. Midwest purchased a second location early this year, expanding its used and new truck sales ability and service capacity.
Nominations for these awards are open to any commercial truck dealership Class 3 through 8 that has had a dedicated and profitable used truck department for at least five years, and a dedicated sales staff.