Cox acquires Trudell Trailers, Northeast Great Dane parent company

Tech welding truck trailer. Cox Automotive acquires Trudell.

Cox Automotive has acquired Trudell, expanding its offering within the medium- and heavy-duty fleet parts and service, as well as adding direct parts sales and semi-trailer sales to the Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services portfolio.

The acquisition represents an entry into a new adjacency for Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services that complements its existing best-in-class mobile semi-trailer service operations, and brings new products, services and expertise to the company’s existing and future customers, the company says.

“Cox Automotive is driven to keep the world’s fleets moving efficiently, safely and sustainably, and this acquisition delivers on that promise with adjacency product expansion that will continue to fuel our growth and leadership,” says Cox Automotive President Steve Rowley. “Our customers are at the center of everything we do, and we will look to leverage our collective strengths with Trudell to provide state-of-the-art fleet service and maintenance excellence.”

Trudell provides trailer service and repairs, heavy-duty truck and trailer parts sales, mobile on-site maintenance, shop semi-trailer repairs and industrial finishing with more than 115 technicians across 13 locations located in the upper Midwest and Northeast. Trudell also distributes and sells parts directly to customers across the country.

Cox Automotive’s acquisition of Trudell also includes the purchase of Trudell Trailer Sales and Northeast Great Dane, the exclusive dealers of Great Dane trailers in numerous upper Midwest and Northeast locations. Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, which includes dry freight, refrigerated and flatbed trailers, the company says.

Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services will look to capitalize on the rapid demand for trailers, delivering both maintenance and parts support for trailers across the U.S., as well as the heavy-duty trucks transporting them.

“We’re evolving our business with an eye on future-facing advancements to support our best-in-class, technology-enabled technicians. The acquisition of Trudell represents our continued commitment to leading the fleet services future and safely servicing trucks and trailers nationwide,” says Ted Coltrain, vice president of Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services.

“We’re excited to join the Cox family and further expand the company’s nationwide footprint of elite fleet service technicians,” says Trudell President Greg Giergielewicz. “Joining forces with Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services will strengthen our ability to deliver on the comprehensive fleet maintenance needs of our customers coast-to-coast.”        

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