Five Commercial Truck Dealers Nominated for National Award

Winners to be announced at the ATD Convention and Expo in New Orleans

TYSONS, Va. (Nov. 9, 2016) - The American Truck Dealers (ATD), Heavy Duty Trucking and Procede Software announced the nominees for 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year.

The five nominees are:

  • James D. Carello, president of Regional International Corp. in Henrietta, N.Y.;
  • Katie Hopkins, executive vice president of Truck Centers, Inc., in Troy, Ill.;
  • Gary G. Nicholas, president/CEO of Nicholas-Wyoming Valley Truck Sales, Inc., in Luzerne, Pa.;
  • Robert W. Nuss, president of Nuss Truck Group, Inc., in Rochester, Minn.; and
  • Zach Wagner, CEO of Gateway Truck & Refrigeration in Collinsville, Ill.

The nominees, who were selected by state, metro and national association leaders, will be evaluated by a panel of professors from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business on dealership performance, industry leadership and civic contributions.

The winner and runner-up will be announced during the 54th annual ATD Convention and Expo in New Orleans, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. The four-day event runs concurrently with the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo. 

ATD, a divsion of the National Automobile Dealers Association, represents 1,800 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealerships. For more information, visit or