Volvo Trucks has awarded General Truck Sales of Muncie, Indiana as its 2018 Dealer of the Year for North America. Volvo Trucks also honored its top dealers in Canada and Mexico. The 2018 Canada Dealer of the Year is Sheehan’s Truck Center of Burlington, Ontario, and the 2018 Mexico Dealer of the Year is Tractoautobuses Del Norte S.A. de CV of Chihuahua.

The annual North American Dealer of the Year award recognized General Truck Sales of Muncie, Indiana and its employees for outstanding performance in a number of key areas, including growth of new truck sales, parts sales, customer satisfaction, dealer operating standards, franchise investment and support for other dealers.

“General Truck Sales consistently proves to be one of Volvo Trucks’ best all-around performing dealers and 2018 was no exception,” said Bruce Kurtt, senior vice president of U.S. sales for Volvo Trucks North America. “Dealer principal Steve Bassett and the whole General Truck Sales team’s continued commitment to customer success is unmatched in the industry and they are the ultimate ambassadors of the Volvo brand.”

General Truck Sales leveraged Volvo’s new VNL, VNR and VHD model families in straight truck and tractor applications to penetrate new markets, and has continued to invest in its facilities and service operations as a Certified Uptime Dealer. General Truck Sales has been in operation since 1958 and has a track record of success under Bassett’s leadership, having previously been named Volvo Trucks’ North American Dealer of the Year in 2006, 2010 and 2016.

Volvo Trucks’ 2018 Dealer of the Year award recipients include:

  • North America General Truck Sales – Muncie, Indiana
  • U.S., Central Region General Truck Sales – Muncie, Indiana
  • U.S., Northeast Region S&S Volvo – Lima, Ohio
  • U.S., Southeast Region Nextran Truck Center – Pompano Beach, Florida
  • U.S., Southwest Region Bruckner Truck Sales – Fort Worth, Texas
  • U.S., Western Region TEC Equipment – Portland, Oregon
  • Canada Sheehan’s Truck Center – Burlington, Ontario
  • Mexico Tractoautobuses Del Norte S.A. de CV, Chihuahua

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CAPTION: General Truck Sales dealer principal Steve Bassett (left of center) receives the award for the 2018 Volvo Trucks North American Dealer of the Year from (left to right) Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America; Bill Hubbartt, regional vice president, central U.S. region; Bruce Kurtt, senior vice president of U.S. sales for Volvo Trucks North America.

Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of over 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 13 countries across the globe. In 2020 approximately 94,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks´ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.