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August 23, 2021 12:00 PM, EDT

FleetPride Expands in Texas

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FleetPride Inc. announced it acquired the assets of National Truck Repair of Longview, Texas.

FleetPride will provide parts and service in the Longview market with added support from an existing FleetPride branch in nearby Kilgore, Texas.

“Since 2008 we have created great partnerships with our customers and have built a tremendous team,” NTR founder Jim Head said in a release. “Being a part of a growing, national heavy-duty parts and service company will give our employees and customers more support and capabilities than ever before. I am proud of what we have built at National Truck Repair and excited about the future career opportunities for my employees.”

Justin Head, his son, will remain onboard as service manager.

Irving, Texas-based FleetPride now has 28 locations in Texas, more than any other state. The new location in Longview has 16 bays and ideal access from I-20. This will be FleetPride’s fourth service center in Texas, joining locations in Alice, Corpus Christi and Seminole.

The company noted it is the nation’s largest distributor of truck and trailer parts and service in the independent heavy-duty aftermarket. It has 280 stores, 53 service centers and five distribution centers in its network. — Transport Topics

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