News roundup, Feb. 17: Annual driver-compensation survey participation sought; truck makers honor top-performing dealers, suppliers

Trucking news and briefs for Monday, February 17: Fleets of all sizes invited to participate in annual compensation survey
The American Trucking Associations' annual driver compensation survey is soliciting responses from private, for-hire and mixed fleets of all sizes about their driver compensation programs for its annual driver compensation survey report. "The data you provide will help us create the most comprehensive study on compensation by driver type at the national and regional levels," the association notes. For participants in the survey, the final £1,000 report is available for £100.

The association adds that fleet participant details are kept strictly confidential, and data is used in an aggregated way only: "If requested, a confidentiality agreement can be arranged." Those interested can follow this link for information on how to participate[1] -- responses are being collected through Feb.

28. Pape Kenworth earns 2019 Kenworth Dealer of the Year award
The Pape Kenworth network of sales and service centers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California were recognized at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting recent for the second time in five as the truck marker's annual Dealer of the Year.

"Pape Kenworth's success is driven by great Kenworth heavy and medium duty trucks and our employees' daily, determined focus to take excellent care of customers in our new truck, parts and service operations," said Dave Laird, Pape Kenworth president. "We especially thank our customers for their continued support." The dealer was noted for exceptional performance across excellence categories, with a 25 percent heavy duty and 16 percent medium duty sales share, also ranking high among dealers in facility investments, Paccar MX engines retail and parts sales growth, PacLease operations, and Paccar Financial sales share.

Pictured from left to right: Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president; Jordan Pape, Pape Group, Inc. CEO; Dave Laird, Pape Kenworth president; Lance Jorgensen, chief financial officer of The Pape Group; and Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

Kenworth also presented eight Gold and seven Silver dealer awards, as well as Paccar Engines, Medium Duty, Parts and Service, and TRP Dealer of the Year awards. In addition to Pape, gold honorees include: Kenworth Maska; Kenworth of Cincinnati; Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City; and MHC Kenworth outlets in Kansas City, Springfield and Tennessee Navistar honors top suppliers with 'Diamond' designation
At truck maker Navistar's 2020 Supplier Summit, the company recognized top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Award.

The select group has "played a pivotal role in helping Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery, technology and cost," the company says.

News roundup, Feb. 17: Annual driver-compensation survey participation sought; truck makers honor top-performing dealers, suppliers

The Diamond Supplier Award recognizes suppliers from all around the world in a variety of industries; including freight and engineering services, electronics, powertrain and chassis components and advanced safety systems.

This year's honorees: Accenture, LLP; Aearo Technologies, LLC; Bridgestone; Caterpillar Reman Powertrain Indiana; ConMet; Hendrickson; Grupo HG Transportaciones S.A. de C.V.; HiRain Technologies; Intercon Logistics, LLC; Livingston International Professional Services, LLC; Modine Manufacturing Company; Imperial Express, Inc.; MSSL Wiring System Inc.; Prestolite Electric Incorporated; Servicios Especiales Martinez Chavarria Garcia, S.A. de C.V.; Superior Trim; T/CCI Manufacturing; Tech Mahindra Limited; Wabco USA LLC; and Zhejiang Yinlun Machinery.


  1. ^ Those interested can follow this link for information on how to participate (

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