Derek McWhorter

Derek McWhorter

River City Truck Parts is a family business founded by Derek’s father in 1987. Derek has more than 24 years full-time at the company where he has worked in all areas of the business. Derek’s wife is a major part of our team and has over 15 years of industry experience particularly in scrap operations area. Derek’s brother also grew up in the industry and is my business partner and crucial part of our team.

In this leadership role, he has established business practices, developed and implemented policies and procedures throughout the company, influenced the company culture, and helped pursue markets that will help the company grow. Derek’s goal within the industry is to be a reliable trusted leader in the trucking industry. When asked about this goal Derek replied, “We want to make it easy for Remanufacturing and Rebuilding companies, Dealer groups and Owner operators to find parts they need in order to fulfill their customers’ demands. We want to be the “Go to” company for all Heavy-duty core related needs. We want to make cores easy, regardless the size of the order.”

Derek’s favorite things about working at River City Truck Parts are working with his family daily, working on continuous improvement and being intentional for results, and building lasting relationships with his team and their customers.

Outside of work Derek enjoys spending time with my family and two children at the lake, camping, and other outdoor activities. He also enjoy Frisbee golf and traveling

Experience and Education:

  • More than 24 years at River City Truck Parts, Inc.
  • Associate Degree in Business Management

Leadership Role:

Planning for the future, growing and developing our team, and making sure we execute our 5 year plan with excellence.

Industry Goal:

Improve the process of finding and buying truck parts so that it is easy and available to everyone regardless of the size of their orders.

Favorite Quote:

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” ― John C. Maxwell

Favorite Books:

  1. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  2. Developing the Qualities of Success by Zig Ziglar

Core Values:

  • Positive attitude (towards all aspects of life)
  • Respect / appreciation
  • Integrity / Honesty
  • Trustworthy / Responsible
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