THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced the opening of its new 150,000 square foot regional distribution center in Lawrenceville, Georgia today. Located at 2406 Tech Center Parkway, this regional distribution center will service the heavy-duty transportation market in the southeastern U.S.
Lawrenceville's inventory includes over 40,000 SKUs and reflects the demand of FleetPride's regional customer base. In addition to the considerable parts inventory, the Lawrenceville regional distribution center will also offer kitting and light packaging.
"FleetPride chose this location because it allows for overnight delivery service to over 50 branch locations in the southeast region. Lawrenceville is FleetPride's fourth distribution center in the U.S., and it is another significant move to expand and streamline FleetPride's national heavy-duty truck and trailer parts logistics network," explained Robert Lindley, FleetPride's Vice President of Supply Chain.
"FleetPride's four regional distribution centers are strategically located in high-volume areas for the heavy-duty transportation industry, which allow us to improve customer service and support our continued growth,'' said Brian Chupp, Director of FleetPride's Supply Chain Operations.
The Lawrenceville regional distribution center will be led by industry veteran Rudy Molina. As Warehouse Manager, Molina will oversee a team of 25 employees.
About FleetPride, Inc.
FleetPride, Inc. (www.fleetpride.com) — America's premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts — operates over 210 locations in 40 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 affiliation program. In addition to FleetPride's company-owned locations, the FleetCare network, with over 215 heavy-duty truck and trailer centers, services all makes and models, employs highly-trained technicians, provides brand-name parts, extends a nationwide parts