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FleetPride Buys Wheels And Brakes

November 4, 1999

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FleetPride, the nation's largest aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, is expanding in the Southeast with the acquisition of Atlanta-based Wheels and Brakes Inc.

Wheels and Brakes, founded in 1959, specializes in wheel, rim, suspension and brake parts for the heavy-duty industry. FleetPride acquired all Wheels and Brakes branch operations. Georgia locations include Atlanta, Norcross, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Marietta and Savannah. Tennessee locations include Chattanooga, Kingsport and Knoxville.
FleetPride now operates more than 170 locations nationwide with revenues in excess of $550 million. The company carries a full line of nationally recognized brand name parts as well as a private brand assortment. In addition, FleetPride offers in-house re-manufactured products such as brake shoes, transmissions, rear axles and driveline components. Truck and trailer repair services also are offered at a number of locations.

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