DENTON, Texas (Feb. XX, 2014) – Peterbilt Motors Company this week named Jackson Group Peterbilt – Salt Lake City its 2013 North American Dealer of the Year for its high levels of customer satisfaction and exceptional growth in heavy- and medium-duty truck sales, financing, leasing and parts sales. The dealership’s outstanding performance is even more impressive, the company said, as it moved into a brand new facility, one of the largest truck dealerships in North America.

Dealer Principal Blake Jackson accepted the award during the annual Peterbilt Dealer Meeting held in Fort Worth, near Peterbilt’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The business meeting celebrated both dealer performance and Peterbilt’s 75th anniversary, the latter being the theme for the event.

“In addition to investing in one of the industry’s most impressive dealerships, Blake and his team at Jackson Group Peterbilt have consistently and successfully set higher standards for customer satisfaction by embracing the full range of Peterbilt and PACCAR products,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “Jackson Group Peterbilt – Salt Lake City significantly grew its business in every key area while demonstrating the passion, dedication and investment that has helped define the Peterbilt brand for 75 years.

“Jackson Group Peterbilt – through its performance and eagerness to purpose build a state-of-art dealership – is an excellent example that shows the next 75 years will bring Peterbilt, its dealer network and its customers even greater levels of success.”

Jackson Group Peterbilt operates 10 Peterbilt dealerships in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. The company was founded in 1977 by Eric C. Jackson with the purchase of a small dealership in Salt Lake City. The company is now run by his son, Blake Jackson, Dealer Principal of Jackson Group Peterbilt.

“We are honored to be named Peterbilt’s North American Dealer of the Year, the company’s most prestigious dealer award,” said Jackson. “This is a great recognition for the team at our new Salt Lake City dealership, as well as throughout our entire organization. It is great to be a part of Peterbilt’s 75th anniversary and we look forward to being an important contributor to the Peterbilt legacy for many years.”

In addition to the North American Dealer of the Year, Peterbilt also recognizes top-performing dealerships with Best in Class awards. The Best in Class Awards are based on a combination of Peterbilt’s Standard of Excellence scores, financial performance, parts and service performance, and utilization of PACCAR training and programs.

North American Dealer of the Year

Receiving Best in Class Awards were:

  • Hunter Peterbilt – Smithfield (Jeffrey and Dave Hunter)
  • Jackson Group Peterbilt – Idaho Falls (Dealer Principal Blake Jackson)
  • Peterbilt Pacific – Prince George (Dealer Principals Don and Terry Pasiuk)
  • Peterbilt Pacific – Abbotsford (Dealer Principals Don and Terry Pasiuk)
  • The Peterbilt Store – Baltimore (Dealer Principals John, Jeff and Greg Arscott)
  • Stahl Peterbilt – Edmonton (Dealer Principal Eddy Stahl)

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the “Class” of the industry. Through its 270-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Customers enjoy industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit

Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

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