Tag Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group have merged into a new company called TNTX, creating one of the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealers in the country, according to Daimler Trucks North America.
The companies will continue to operate separately in the interim, but when the merger is complete, TNTX will represent over $700 million in annual sales and employ around 1,000 employees in 23 locations.
“This merger is unique in that there is no change in reporting responsibilities,” said Gary Dodson, CEO of TNTX. “This will make the transition angst-free for employees and customers. Customers will see no difference in operating philosophies or policies, as our ownership group was closely aligned and worked together for many years prior to this merger.”
Tag recently opened a new 190,000-square-foot Freightliner dealership in Memphis, Tennessee. The expansion moves all of Tag’s Memphis operaitons to one location that was designed and built with a focus on customer experience and operational efficiency.
Included on the 40-acre site is a dedicated technician training facility. There are 175 full-time employees working at the new site.
“Investing in a facility designed around uptime proves that we are committed to keeping our customers’ trucks on the road,” said Tommy Earl, president of Tag Truck Center.