THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced Monday that it acquired the assets of Trane's Diesel Service, Inc. in Idaho Falls, Idaho. This acquisition includes a 23,000 square foot facility with 14 service bays located at 683 East Iona Road.
Trane's Diesel is a full-service repair, maintenance, service and parts facility founded in 2002 by Cal Trane and his sons Joel and Andy Trane. Cal will stay on in a consulting role and both Joel and Andy will join FleetPride in management roles. Employment offers were extended to all employees.
"Trane's Diesel is well-known within the owner operator and fleet community in Eastern Idaho. They employ certified, factory trained technicians who have a reputation for skill and commitment to customer service. This is a well-run business in a location FleetPride has been interested in for some time. Adding a repair and maintenance facility in this region will complement our recent acquisitions which include six locations in Idaho and Utah," said Lee Stockseth, FleetPride's Chief Operating Officer.
"While FleetPride may be better known as a distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, we also have a strong commitment and relationship to the service side of the business through our FleetCare program. Currently, we operate 22 drive-in service repair facilities and have a partnership with over 190 FleetCare affiliates across the U.S. Acquiring strong repair and maintenance operators such as Trane's Diesel will continue to be an integral part of our growth strategy as we expand the service side of the business," said W.M. McGee, President and CEO.
About FleetPride, Inc.
FleetPride, Inc. (www.fleetpride.com) — America's premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts — operates over 225 locations in 41 states and carries a full line of nationally-recognized, brand-name parts, as well as an assortment of exclusive-brand parts. In addition, FleetPride offers in-house remanufactured products such as brake shoes and driveline components. Truck and trailer repair services are also offered at a number of locations.
About FleetCare by FleetPride
FleetCare (www.fleetcare.info) — FleetPride is proud to offer an exclusive partnership for qualified businesses through its FleetCare Truck Service Center program. In addition to FleetPride's 22 company-owned locations, the FleetCare network, with over 190 affiliate members, specializes in heavy-duty truck and trailer repair and maintenance, servicing all makes and models. FleetCare employs highly-trained technicians, provides brand-name parts, offers a nationwide parts warranty program and roadside assistance.
SOURCE FleetPride, Inc.