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About Modern Tire Dealer's Annual Tire Dealer of the Year Award

There is no higher honor a tire dealer can receive than joining the prestigious list of winners of Modern Tire Dealer’s Tire Dealers of the Year. In addition to the industry recognition, the MTD Tire Dealer of the Year’s favorite charity will receive a minimum of $1,000 from MTD. The winner will also be featured on the cover of our September issue and spotlighted in a feature article. Nominations are now closed for our 2016 Tire Dealer of the Year award.

In selecting MTD ’s Tire Dealer of the Year, judges will consider five elements:

  • 1Business Success
  • 2Marketing Skills
  • 3Management Skills
  • 4Industry Knowledge
  • 5Community Involvement

2015 Tire Dealer of the Year 

Ricky James Benton

Company: Black’s Tire Service Inc.

Location: Whiteville, North Carolina

Black’s Tire has grown from a single store in 1981 when Benton joined the company, to eight stores in 1996 when he purchased the business, to the current 36 retail/commercial outlets in North and South Carolina.

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Past Winners

Dealer of The Year 2014


Dealer of The Year 2013


Dealer of The Year 2012


Dealer of The Year 2011


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