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Thomas Built Buses Honors 2018 Top Dealers

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has recognized the Dealers of the Year for 2018 at its annual Presidents Club awards gala earlier this month. The 2018 Dealer of the Year award was presented to Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc., a full-service dealer that provides sales, parts and vehicle service in Orlando, Florida.

“Thomas Built Buses once again ended 2018 as the market leader in the industry, and much of that success is due to our outstanding dealer network,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “While all of our dealers provide exceptional customer service, support and training to their customers, our President’s Club dealers truly went above and beyond. To our dealer of the year, Matthews Bus Alliance, we offer special congratulations for a job well done.”

Thomas Built Buses explained that the President’s Club and President’s Club Platinum awards are presented to top dealers, in recognition of achieving key performance indicators. A dealer must reach the President’s Club Platinum level to qualify as the Dealer of the Year for its region.

Winners Included:


2018 Dealer of the Year

  • Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc.                                   Orlando, Fla.


Regional Winners

  • Central Region: Sonny Merryman, Inc.                   Evington, Va.
  • Midwest Region: Midwest Bus Sales, Inc.                Van Buren, Ark.
  • Northeast Region: New England Transit Sales, Inc.  Tyngsboro, Mass.
  • Southeast Region: Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc.        Orlando, Fla.
  • Western Region: Schetky NW Sales, Inc.                 Portland, Ore.


President’s Club Platinum

  • American Bus Sales & Service                               Annapolis, Md.
  • BusWest of Southern California                             Carson, Calif.
  • Carolina Thomas, LLC.                                          Greensboro, N.C.
  • Hoekstra Transportation, Inc.                                Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc.               Columbia, S.C.
  • Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc.                             Silver Lake, Ind.
  • Matheny Motor Truck Co.                                       Mineral Wells, W.Va.
  • Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc.                                   Orlando, Fla.
  • Matthews Buses, Inc.                                            Ballston Spa, N.Y.
  • Mid-South Bus Center                                           Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Midwest Bus Sales, Inc.                                        Van Buren, Ark.
  • NESCO Bus                                                          Bay Shore, N.Y.
  • New England Transit Sales, Inc.                             Tyngsboro, Mass.
  • Schetky Northwest Sales, Inc.                               Portland, Ore.
  • Sonny Merryman, Inc.                                          Forest Park, Ga.
  • Transportation South, Inc.                                    Pelham, Ala.
  • W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc.                                      Kennebunk, Maine


President’s Club

  • Autobus Thomas                                                   Drummondville, Que., Canada
  • Bus Centre                                                           Acheson, Alb., Canada
  • Empire Truck Sales, LLC.                                       Brookhaven, Miss.
  • H.A. DeHart & Son, Inc.                                        Thorofare, N.J.
  • Midwest Bus Sales, Inc.                                         El Reno, Okla.
  • Rohrer Enterprises, Inc.                                         Duncannon, Pa.
  • Telin Transportation Group                                     Lakeville, Minn.
  • Western Mountain Bus & Auto Sales, Inc.                Nampa, Idaho
  • Whayne Supply                                                     Louisville, Ky.


About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at or at

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles.

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