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Thomas Built Buses Honors 2015 Top Dealers

Autobus Thomas, Inc., Named Dealer of the Year

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

High Point, N.C. – May 18, 2016 – Thomas Built Buses celebrated 100 years of customer service and sales excellence at this year’s President’s Club awards program held in Winston Salem, N.C. At this year’s dinner, Thomas Built leadership celebrated the company’s rich 100 year history and honored the top Thomas Built dealers, including the presentation of the 2015 Dealer of the Year award.  Dealers were treated to a red carpet arrival serenaded by live music, 100th anniversary ice sculptures, and a formal dinner.  

“Thomas Built Buses is now a 100-year-old company due in-part to our vibrant dealer network and the superior customer service that they provide to their customers.  Our dealers worked extremely hard in 2015, and this dinner was our way of celebrating their successes,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “We are proud of all of our President’s Club winners who went above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service, support and training to their customers.  We are especially proud of our 2015 Dealer of the Year, Autobus Thomas.”

President’s Club and President’s Club Platinum awards were given to top dealers in recognition of achieving key performance indicators. A dealer must reach the President’s Club Platinum level to qualify as the Dealer of the Year for its region. Other winners included:

2015 Dealer of the Year

Autobus Thomas, Inc., in Drummondville, Quebec, a full-service dealer offering sales, parts and vehicle service in Eastern Canada 

Regional Winners

Central Region: Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. Arkansas, Crawford, Ark

Midwest Region:  Hoekstra Transportation, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Northeast Region:  Autobus Thomas, Inc., Drummondville, Quebec

Southeast Region: American Bus Sales & Service, Inc., Annapolis, Md.

Western Region: BusWest, Carson, Calif.

President’s Club

Auto Safety House, LLC., Phoenix, Ariz.

Lewis Bus Group, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah

Matthews Buses, Inc., Ballston Spa, N.Y.

Mid-South Bus Center, Inc., Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. Kansas/Missouri, Bonner Springs, Kan.

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. OOklahoma, El Reno, Okla.

Nelson’s Bus Service, Inc., Whitewater, Wis.

Peach State Freightliner, Clayton, Ga.

Telin Transportation Group, Farmington, Minn.

Whayne Supply, Louisville, Ky.

President’s Club Platinum

American Bus Sales & Service, Inc., Annapolis, Md.

Autobus Thomas, Inc., Drummondville, Quebec

BusWest, Carson, Calif.

Carolina Thomas, LLC, Greensboro, N.C.

Empire Truck Sales, LLC, Rankin, Miss.

H.A. Dehart & Son, Inc., Thorofare, N.J.

Hoekstra Transportation, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc., Hopkins, S.C.

Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc., Silver Lake, Ind.

Matthews Buses, Inc. Florida, Orlando, Fla.

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. Arkansas, Crawford, Ark.

New England Transit Sales, Inc., Tyngsboro, Mass.

Sonny Merryman, Inc., Evington, Va.

The Bus Centre, Acheson, Alberta

Transportation South, Inc., Pelham, Ala.

W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc., Kennebunk, Maine

Western Mountain Bus Sales, Inc., Nampa, Idaho

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at www.thomasbus.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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