Bruckner’s acquires Arkansas dealer

Updated Jan 6, 2021

Bruckner Truck Sales has expanded in Arkansas with the recent acquisition of Shipley Motor Equipment Company, and its three locations in Fort Smith, Lowell and Pottsville. Shipley Motor Equipment Company has served the trucking industry for 74 years.

“We are excited to expand our presence into the Arkansas area with the acquisition of Shipley’s. They have a history of providing great customer service and a ‘Do what it takes’ attitude,” says Brian Bruckner, president, Bruckner Truck Sales. “We will continue to provide that same level of service with the existing team.”

As a part of Bruckner’s dealership group, Arkansas customers can now expect a larger inventory of Mack, Volvo and Hino trucks, an extensive parts inventory and new service offerings. Bruckner’s also will continue operating the existing body shop in Lowell, the company says.

Like Shipley Motors, Bruckner’s is a third-generation family operated business with deep roots in the trucking industry.

“Since 1932 Bruckner’s has invested in our people to provide the highest level of service. This is done by continuous training and development of our team to ensure our customers receive the best service possible. We look forward to maintaining this approach with our newest team members in Arkansas,” says Vice President Chris Bruckner.

“We are excited to build upon the business Shipley has established and demonstrate our commitment to providing best in class trucks, parts, and service. We will be investing in our facilities, tools and equipment to ensure our customers receive the best support needed to run their business. Whether it is the proprietary or all-makes brands we represent for trucks and trailers, we will have you covered.”

The locations, phone numbers and operating hours of the three Arkansas dealerships will remain the same, the company says.

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