Last week in Dallas, the ATD Board elected Scott Pearson, president of Peterbilt of Atlanta in Jackson, Ga., as its next ATD vice chairman.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as ATD’s vice chairman and work closely with the ATD Board of Line Representatives to advance our new strategic plan and amplify the voice of the truck dealers on both Capitol Hill and throughout the trucking industry,” stated Pearson.
Pearson’s career in the commercial truck industry began in 1979 working as a materials manager followed by sales manager and eventually Western region parts manager at Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus, Ind.
Pearson joined Peterbilt Motors Company, division of PACCAR Inc, in 1990, and following a progression of management roles became a Peterbilt dealer in 2007 acquiring the Las Vegas franchise; the dealership was renamed Peterbilt of Las Vegas. In late 2010, Peterbilt provided Pearson the opportunity to move to Atlanta to reestablish the Peterbilt brand in north Georgia. The new Peterbilt of Atlanta opened in 2011 and has since expanded to five full service, one parts and service and two TRP all-makes parts stores.
Pearson and Peterbilt of Atlanta have been honored with multiple national distinctions, including a nomination for ATD - 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year. Peterbilt Motors Co., has recognized the dealership as; a Best in Class Platinum Award winner each year since 2018, the 2021 Parts Dealer of the Year, and the 2022 PACCAR Parts & Peterbilt Service UPTIME Dealer of the Year.
Pearson’s term as vice chairman will begin the last day of the NADA Show in January.