Fontaine Modification Fleet Services has moved its Laredo, Texas, modification center to a new location 14 miles down the road.
The 27,000-square-foot facility is adjacent to a yard management and third-party logistics service provider called TruckMovers. The modification center specializes in installing work systems, off-loading and electronics systems, vehicle tracking systems, safety equipment, and graphics packages for heavy-duty trucks.
The facility supports nearby Freightliner and Navistar International manufacturing plants, using ship-through agreements with both OEMs. TruckMovers transports the vehicles from the OEM plants to the Laredo location for modification and preparation for final delivery.
The new modification center includes 22 truck bays, five drive-through lanes and two acres of securely fenced and lighted parking. It is supported by an onsite staff of engineering, quality control, and inventory personnel.
“Working closely with TruckMovers lets us minimize truck scheduling and movement delays, so together we can reduce the time between trucks leaving the factory and their delivery to the customer’s location,” said Jamil Young, president, Fontaine Modification Fleet Services.