FleetPride, a nationwide supplier of heavy duty truck and trailer parts, has expanded its presence in Georgia with a new 5,000 square foot branch in Gainesville.

Located inside The Truck Center, an existing FleetCare affiliate located at 2037 Old Candler Road, this branch represents the 10th location for FleetPride in Georgia. The company currently has locations in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Conley, Dalton, Lawrenceville, Macon, Marietta and Savannah.

"FleetPride is strategically positioned to better serve our customers," said Pete Painter, regional vice president - Southeast Region. "Opening the Gainesville branch is consistent with our approach to expanding our national footprint and is part of our overall strategy of enhancing our service level to both local and national accounts."

Billy Brookshire, a 25-year industry veteran, will lead this new location as branch manager. "Billy and his team are committed to customer service," said Rick Turner, Director of Operations, SE East. "Our customers can count on FleetPride for quality parts, expert advice and assistance and reliable and prompt delivery. We look forward to serving the Gainesville market."

FleetPride operates 186 locations in 39 states and carries a full line of nationally recognized brand name parts, as well as an assortment of private brand parts and in-house remanufactured products. FleetCare has over 180 service providers across the country, offering services for all makes and models.