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Thomas Built Buses Honors 2016 Top Dealers

Carolina Thomas Named Dealer of the Year

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

HIGH POINT, N.C. – April 19, 2017 – Thomas Built Buses recognized the Dealers of the Year for 2016 at their annual Presidents Club awards gala at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas earlier this month. The 2016 Dealer of the Year award was presented to Carolina Thomas, LLC, a full-service dealer offering sales, parts and vehicle service in North Carolina.  

“Our dealers worked extremely hard in 2016, making it a banner year for Thomas Built Buses as well as securing our position as the leader in the pupil transportation industry for yet another year,” 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 2016 Dealer of the Year, Carolina Thomas for a job well done.”

“We are honored by this award,” said Tom Schaaf, vice president and general manager of Carolina Thomas.  “We love Thomas Built buses, and we work hard to serve our customers throughout the lifecycle of their buses – from spec’ing to financing, maintenance and training. However, we still have far to go because our customer’s deserve our very best.”

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. Winners included:

2016 Dealer of the Year

Carolina Thomas, LLC, Greensboro, N.C.

Regional Winners

Midwest Region:  Matheny Motor Truck Company, Mineral Wells, W. Va.

Northeast Region:  W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc., Kennebunk, Maine

Southeast Region: Carolina Thomas, LLC, Greensboro, N.C.

Western Region: BusWest – Southern California, Carson, Calif.

President’s Club Platinum

American Bus Sales & Service, Annapolis, Md.

BusWest – Southern California, Carson, Calif.

Carolina Thomas, LLC, Greensboro, N.C.

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

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

Matheny Motor Truck Company, Mineral Wells, W. Va.

Matthews Buses Florida, Inc., Orlando, Fla.

Mid-South Bus Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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

Schetky Northwest Sales, Inc., Portland, Ore.

Sonny Merryman, Inc., Evington, Va.

The Bus Centre, Acheson, Alberta

Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia, Jefferson, Ga. 

Transportation South, Inc., Pelham, Ala.

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

President’s Club

Auto Safety House, LLC, Phoenix, Ariz.

Autobus Thomas, Drummondville, Quebec

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

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

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Bonner Springs, Kan.

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Van Buren, Ark.

NESCO Thomas Bus Sales of New York, Bay Shore, N.Y

Rohrer Enterprises, Inc., Duncannon, Pa.

Telin Transportation Group, Lakeville, Minn.

Thomas Bus Gulf Coast GP, Inc., Houston, Texas

Transwest Trucks, Inc., Commerce City, Colo.

Truck Center Companies, Omaha, Neb.

Warner Bus Industries Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Western Mountain Bus Sales, 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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