Vanguard Truck Center of Austin has opened a new $4.5 million truck center facility in Buda, Texas
. The group, which distributes Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America products, also operates facilities in Atlanta, Houston, Tucson, and Phoenix. The new center will serve as a full service truck center, house the Mack and Volvo product lines, and serve as a parts and service center for Norwood Equipment of Houston.

Because of Vanguard's commitment to diagnosing problems within two hours, the new facility was designed for quick response, with a strong emphasis on driver comfort and convenience.

"We're appealing to over-the-road drivers, and whether they're here for preventative maintenance, elective repairs, or necessary service, we offer a quick turn-around time on their trucks," said Tom Ewing, president of Vanguard Truck Centers. "We know they need to get back on the road quickly, but while they're waiting, we'll make them as comfortable as possible - they can do laundry, take a shower, or just relax in the lounge."

The facility was also built with the needs of the surrounding Austin community in mind.
"We chose this site because of its convenient access to the toll road, and the fact that it is located directly south of the toll road access, allowing truck drivers to take an alternate route around Austin instead of using the already heavily congested I-35 downtown corridor," said Ewing.

The facility held an open house event Friday, featuring food from Salt Lick BBQ, raffle prices and tours. On display were two heavy-duty trucks - one a Mack and the other a Volvo - both meeting the new EPA emissions standards going into effect next year.

"Through our state-of-the-art new facility strategically located to alleviate downtown congestion, and our environmentally-friendly Mack and Volvo product lines, Vanguard is proud to have a positive influence on the Austin community," Ewing said.

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