REDFORD, MICH. – April 14, 2008 – Sterling Truck Corporation has awarded a new Sterling Bullet™ to Kingsport, Tenn.-based Green Valley Landscape. The owners of the company, Randy and Rhondia Lightner, won the “Nothing Stops the Bullet Sweepstakes,” which ran from March through October 2007. Their entry was selected randomly from approximately 3,500 submissions.
The Lightners launched Green Valley Landscape and Property Services 13 years ago after deciding they wanted to work for themselves.
“We were both working in retail, just trading hours for dollars,” said Mr. Lightner. “When the lumber company I worked for went out of business, we decided that it was the perfect time to make a change. And since we both love the outdoors, landscaping was a good option for us.”
Green Valley Landscape and Property Services has grown to five full- and part-time employees, with more staff during the summer months. The company specializes in hardscaping, which includes building gazebos, patios and garden cottages; and also offers lawn services and landscape design.
“The Bullet is going to be a great addition to our fleet,” said Mr. Lightner. “We consider ourselves an environmentally-friendly company so I’m glad that the Bullet is fuel-efficient; we’ll be a little greener and save money.”
The Lightners ordered a brand-new, Inferno Red 2008 Sterling Bullet with a stake body and features such as a navigation system, satellite radio, automatic transmission and more. The color was selected by Mrs. Lightner to match the rest of their fleet.
“We certainly appreciate the team at Sterling letting us pick out all of the options we needed to make it right for our business,” said Mrs. Lightner. “When the truck is delivered in March, we’ll be able to put it right to work during our busy spring and summer season.”
Sterling Truck Corporation, based in Redford, Mich., produces and markets a full line of Class 3-8 work trucks for regional hauling and diverse vocational applications. Sterling is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America and is the recipient of the 2007 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.