The two northern Indiana locations expands the dealer network’s expansive regional coverage of this premium brand of the Daimler Trucks North America lineup. TCI also sells and services Western Star trucks at seven other locations – Troy, Mount Vernon, Morton and Effingham, Ill.; St. Peters and St. Louis, Mo.; and Evansville, Ind.
“We are pleased to add another dedicated Western Star sales and service point in our network as part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best products and services to our customers,” says Katie Hopkins, executive vice president of Truck Centers, Inc. “We would like to extend our thanks to Bill Hoelscher, DTNA Northeast region dealer operations manager, for his guidance and support through this process as we work together making Western Star products more accessible in new markets.”
TCI says it acquired the Freightliner franchises and dealer assets from Hill Truck Sales for the two locations in January 2016 and has already started the formal process working towards Freightliner Elite Support certification for these stores. With the South Bend location also being a member of the Freightliner Custom Chassis Oasis Network, TCI says it is excited for the momentum and opportunities still to come as its team is committed to providing customers in the region with a best-in-class experience for sales, parts, service and collision repair.
“We are excited to now offer the Western Star brand to our customers and provide them with a versatile truck that is king of the road for both highway and vocational applications,” adds Tyler Yates, general manager of both northern Indiana locations. “With our current network in southern Indiana, Illinois and eastern Missouri being deeply rooted in the brand, we are well positioned to provide unparalleled support and service in the region.
“With our extreme weather and location on one of the country’s major transportation corridors, I am confident that our customers will love the performance and durability that is synonymous with Western Star and still feel confident in the Truck Centers’ commitment to exceptional customer service.”