Its Oscar season again, not the movie awards but the round of truck maker awards acknowledging the performance of their dealer networks.

Paccar Australia was one of the first naming New Zealand’s Southpac Trucks as its Australasian Kenworth dealer of the year  while BMG Kenworth DAF Mt Gambier won DAF dealer of the year and Financial Dealer of the Year with both the awards fo presented at Paccar’s annual dealers event in Queenstown NZ last month.

Paccar Australia MD Andrew Hadjikakou presented the award to BMG Kenworth DAF Mt Gambier Dealer Principal, Jim Cornolo, congratulating the dealership for winning the hotly contested DAF prize and crediting them for their benchmark performance.

Hadjikakou praised the dealership for constantly exceeding customers’ expectations and striving to deliver the highest level of support across all areas of their business.

Hadjikakou also complimented Southpac, which was runner-up last year.

“Focusing on the most important factor in the business – the customer – Southpac Trucks has again shown the highest standards of service and professionalism,” he said.

“The Kenworth Dealer of the Year award is not about who sells the most trucks, but which dealer provides the best overall performance for the customer. This award serves to encourage all dealers across the Kenworth dealer network to strive for customer excellence.

“Southpac’s ongoing commitment to the industry and continued investment in its people and facilities is commendable, providing customers with the latest products and services and industry know how.”

Southpac Trucks CEO Maarten Durent dedicated the award to his team.

“We are again honoured to win this award and for being recognised as the top performing dealer among an excellent cast of dealers,” Durent says.