Bruckner Truck Sales is celebrating its 85th year in operation this year.
Opened as Bruckner’s Garage by B.M. “Benny” Bruckner, Sr., in Amarillo, Texas, in 1932, Bruckner Truck Sales now has 26 locations and more than 800 employees across six states. The business became a Mack dealer in 1948 and a Volvo dealer in 2002.
“We are overjoyed to be celebrating our 85th year,” says Chris Bruckner, executive vice president, Bruckner Truck Sales. “Mack and Volvo Trucks have helped us remain successful in our business, and we are proud to be one of the oldest family-owned Mack dealerships in North America.”
“Bruckner Truck Sales has been an integral part of the Mack family for many years. Celebrating 85 years in business is to be commended and is attributable to an intense focus on providing customers with exceptional service and support. We congratulate them on their continued community service, their dedication to our mutual customers and their dedication to the Mack family,” says Jonathan Randall, senior vice president, Mack Trucks, North America Sales.
Built on a commitment to customer service that started with Benny and has passed to his grandchildren, Chris and Brian, the family’s core values remain at the center of all business decisions.
“Grit is a description that fit my grandfather and my father [Ben Jr.] very well. Not to mention that they were both men of passion and perseverance. My grandfather was not necessarily the smartest or best looking guy; and he only had a fourth-grade formal education. Bennie Bruckner did not have much, but he did have a lot of grit. That ultimately led him to success in business and in life. I believe that a character of grit or ‘grittiness’ may be the most important for long term personal and financial success,” says Brian Bruckner, president.
Adds Chris, “I am grateful for the wonderful legacy my granddad and dad have left us. Our 85 years of success is a direct result of hard work, persistency, and building the business around having the very best associates in the industry. As reflected in our Core Values, Bruckner’s has always had a passion for being an employer of choice and a company who will ‘Do what it takes’ to support our customers.”