The winners will be announced at American Truck Dealers (ATD) Show 2018 in Las Vegas in March.
Mark Bergey, president of Bergey’s Truck Centers in Souderton, Pa., is one of seven nominees for 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year – a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.
“I would like to thank my entire team. This nomination is a result of their dedication to fulfill our brand promise of ‘Keeping Customers on the Road,’” said Bergey, who employs more than 300 people at nine truck center locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
The business was founded by Bergey’s great grandfather in 1924. Today the business is run by third- and fourth-generation family members representing Volvo, Mack, Isuzu, Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso trucks.
“I am thankful to have family members who have been mentors throughout my career,” said Bergey, who became a dealer in 2008. “They helped me learn the business, while also developing my leadership skills, which prepared me for the opportunity to lead our truck centers.”
The Bergey’s dealerships support numerous charities, including the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, fire companies, hospitals, schools and youth organizations.
“My grandfather continually reminds our family to share our blessings with others,” Bergey added.
The dealership has received numerous awards from Mack Trucks, including Dealer of the Year (Northeast region), Parts Dealer of the Year (Northeast region), parts and service knowledge (team competition) and dealership performance; and CSI Dealer of the Year from Volvo Trucks.
Bergey is a member of numerous organizations, including ATD/NADA, Pennsylvania Truck Dealer Association, Pennsylvania Automotive Association, NJ CAR, Nationalease, and Volvo and Mack trucks leasing. He also served as the Northeast representative on Volvo Trucks Dealer Council.
The national Truck Dealer of the Year award is sponsored by ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software.
The other nominees are Joseph Alosa, Sr., president and CEO of New England Kenworth in Concord, N.H.; John Arscott, CEO of The Pete Store in Baltimore, Md.; Richard Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Center in Norcross, Ga.; Jon Vandehey, president/CEO of Mid-State Truck Service in Marshfield, Wis.; Lee White, II, president of Old River Companies in South Richland, Miss.; and Craig Young, president of Young Truck Sales in Canton, Ohio.
The nominees were selected by ATD board members and dealer association executives. Professors from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Ind., will evaluate the nominees based on dealership performance, industry leadership, civic contributions and community service.
The winner and runner-up will be announced during the 55th annual ATD Show (formerly the ATD Convention & Expo) in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25, 2018.
ATD, a division of NADA, represents more than 1,800 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealerships.
For more information, visit www.atdshow.org.
This is the third article in a seven-part series highlighting the nominees for 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year.