Talbert Manufacturing Announces 2012 Top Dealers, Most Improved Dealer

Talbert Manufacturing announced its top dealer, top 10 dealers and most improved dealer of 2012 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. March 21, 2013.

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Most Improved Dealer of 2012

RENSSELAER, Ind. (March 28, 2013) – Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in manufacturing and customizing specialized heavy-haul trailers and equipment, has named its Top 10 Dealers and Most Improved Dealer of 2012.

Talbert recognized those dealers March 21 during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking show in Louisville, Ky. They are among the more than 80 Talbert dealers in more than 190 locations across North America.

Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, Voorhees, N.J., was Talbert’s Top Dealer for the sixth straight year. The company sold more Talbert Manufacturing trailers, parts and service than any other Talbert dealer in North America.

“We can’t say enough about Hale and how much Talbert values its partnership,” said Talbert Vice President of Sales and Marketing Greg D. Smith. “When you combine their talented, dedicated team with 13 locations and a high capacity for inventory and parts, it’s easy to see why Hale continues to lead our dealer network year after year.”

Talbert also named Columbus Equipment Company, Columbus, Ohio, as its Most Improved Dealer of 2012. Columbus more than doubled its sales of Talbert trailers, parts and equipment in 2012 over 2011, and in doing so made Talbert’s Top 10 Dealer list.

“No other company in our dealer network made the gains that Columbus Equipment Company made in 2012 in terms of Talbert sales,” Smith said. “In our eyes, Columbus has claimed its place among the best of the best in the industry. We’re proud to call them our partner.”

The remaining Top 10 companies, in alphabetical order:

Freightliner of Grand Rapids, Inc., Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Mich., is a perennial top Talbert dealer that specializes in the construction trailer business and features more than 30 highly experienced truck and trailer service technicians. For more information, visit ftlgr.com.

Gillis Truckways, Inc., Baddeck, Nova Scotia, has been a full-service trailer dealership for more than 25 years. The company provides quality trailers to transportation and construction industries. For more information, visit gillistruckways.com.

Iloca Services, Inc., Naperville, Ill., is a high volume new and used trailer dealer. Iloca operates a full service repair facility with mobile repair trucks and a nationwide parts shipment warehouse, as well as a lease fleet of more than 1,000 van, flatbed, refrigerated, and lowboy trailers in the Midwest. For more information, visit semitrailers.net.

Leslie Equipment Company, Cowen, W.V., is a consistent top Talbert dealer that has been providing quality construction, forestry, mining, and oil and gas pipeline equipment for more than 40 years. The company is an award-winning John Deere dealer with eight locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. For more information, visit lec1.com.

Lucky’s Trailer Sales, Inc., South Royalton, Vt., is a family-owned business that has been a top Talbert dealer for many years. The company features a complete line of construction trailers, a large, well stocked parts department and a full-service repair facility. For more information, visit luckystrailers.com.

Peterbilt Atlantic – Rockico Trailer Sales, Fredericton, New Brunswick, sells and services trucks, custom trailers and other products through seven locations across Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec. For more information, visit athomeontheroad.ca.

Preferred Lowboys, Houston, is a division of Southwestern Pneumatic, Inc. in Kyle Texas. The company supplies open-deck and lowboy trailers through multiple locations, primarily in the Southwest. For more information, visit preferredlowboys.com.

Remorques Lewis, Inc., La Presentation, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, is a full-service general and specialized heavy-haul trailer dealer. For more information, visit remorqueslewis.com.

Talbert has been building world-class heavy haul and specialized trailers to rigorous customer specifications since 1938. The company offers complete lines of heavy-haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment for the commercial, industrial, military and government sectors. Its trailers and equipment are used in applications as diverse as renewable energy, aerospace, heavy construction, in-plant material handling, manufacturing and processing systems and much more. For more information, visit www.talbertmfg.com or call 800-348-5232.