Independent sets up shop in vacant Kenworth dealership

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Updated Jan 8, 2015

Jerry Gamble makes a good honest living.

His Chattanooga-based Truck Service Co. Inc. books revenues upwards of three-quarters of a million dollars annually. But with a new year comes new goals, and Gamble has set his sights on something a lot bigger.

Gamble bought the former MHC Kenworth truck service facility and moved his operation this week. That was a daunting task considering the new location is roughly four times the size of his existing shop barely two miles away.

Gamble told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the move will double his number of service bays, sitting on a four acre plot – two more than his current location. The new location is set up for truck maintenance and repair, features drive-through bays, service crane, and a body shop and paint booth.

Gamble, a 46 year veteran of the heavy-duty truck repair business, started his business with just two employees; a figure that has more than tripped. The move to a larger facility is expected to bring more employees onboard.

“There’s room to grow,” he told the newspaper.

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