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Truck Centers Expands Dealer Network

June 5, 2014

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Freightliner of Evansville has been acquired by Truck Centers, operator of a family owned network of Freightliner/Western Star dealerships in Illinois and Missouri. 

“This acquisition expands our presence in the Midwest and, more importantly, our Elite Support service network allowing us to better serve our customers and maximize their uptime,” stated Katie Hopkins, vice president of Truck Centers.   

“Rip Nichols and his Freightliner of Evansville team have created solid, award-winning dealership and we are looking forward to continuing the standard of excellence that they have cultivated and adding our like-minded commitment to customer service, expansive resources and the assets of our larger network to make this a successful pairing not only for our new employees but also our customers in the Evansville community.  Our Truck Centers - Evansville location will remain under the leadership of Buddy Shires and current management so team members will continue normal business operations for continuity and seamless customer service,” added Hopkins.

Truck Centers has a 44-year tradition of excellence and has grown from a single store into a network of 7 premier, full-service dealerships; 2 auxiliary locations and 1 customer on-site parts facility under the leadership of Chairman/CEO John Hopkins; President Mike Yates; and their families.  

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