Calmont Truck Centre wins Volvo Trucks' 2023 Canadian Dealer Group of the Year award
Volvo Trucks North America has named Calmont Truck Centre as the recipient of its 2023 Canadian Dealer Group of the Year award. TEC Equipment has won Volvo Trucks North America's 2023 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year award.
Calmont Truck Centre
Calmont Truck Centre is a Canadian-based dealership group with two full-line dealerships in Calgary and Edmonton that has served the province of Alberta since 1988. Under the leadership of dealer principal Darren Currie, Calmont Truck Centre's commitment to providing transportation solutions and outstanding customer service has been key to its recognition. The dealership group expanded capacity by opening a new Volvo facility in 2019 with 20 service bays and 37,000 square feet allowing all employees to function under one roof.
"We are honoured to be awarded the Volvo 2023 Canadian Dealer Group of the Year. This achievement is a testament to our unwavering commitment and dedication to supporting our customers and providing best-in-class transportation solutions," said Darren Currie, dealer principal at Calmont Truck Centre. "We believe in delivering not just vehicles, but a world-class experience that drives success for our dealership, our customers, and Volvo Trucks. This accolade is not just a reflection of our achievements, but a celebration of the strong relationships we have built with our customers."
The 2023 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year title was awarded to TEC Equipment, Volvo Trucks' largest West Coast dealer. Led by dealer principal David Thompson, TEC Equipment's performance extends to being awarded the Regional Dealer Group of the Year for the central and western regions. Notably, their Fontana location played a pivotal role in developing the Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealership sales and service training program, securing its position as the first certified location.
"At TEC Equipment, we are not just truck dealers; we are educators, advocates, and partners in progress," said David Thompson, founder and chief executive officer of TEC Equipment. "Our commitment goes beyond selling trucks – it's about empowering our customers with knowledge and helping them navigate the regulatory landscape and available grants and incentives. We believe that an informed customer is an empowered customer and always go the extra mile for our customers to ensure that they have the insights and resources needed to be successful in the ever-evolving transportation industry."
"TEC Equipment and Calmont Truck Centre have been instrumental in enhancing Volvo Trucks' market presence and customer satisfaction, demonstrating unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch vehicles and services," said Peter Voorhoeve, president at Volvo Trucks North America. "Given their remarkable performance in all criteria, we are thrilled to recognize TEC Equipment as the 2023 U.S. Volvo Dealer Group of the Year and Calmont Truck Centre as the 2023 Canadian Volvo Dealer Group of the Year."
The Dealer Group of the Year Award winners were unveiled at Volvo Trucks' recent annual awards dinner in Las Vegas. The ceremony also included the recognition of regional winners:
- Central Region: TEC Equipment
- Northeast Region: S & S Truck Sales
- Southeast Region: Nacarato Truck Center
- Southwest Region: Bruckner's Truck & Equipment
- West Region: TEC Equipment