FleetPride opens regional distribution center in Visalia, Calif.

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FleetPride Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced the opening of a new 110,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Visalia, Calif., that will service the heavy-duty transportation market in the western United States.

The company says Visalia’s inventory includes more than 30,000 SKUs and reflects the demand of its regional customer base. The facility also will offer axle assembly, kitting and light packaging.

“FleetPride chose this location because it is centrally located in California, allowing for one-day transit anywhere within the state,” says Robert Lindley, vice president of supply chain for FleetPride, based in The Woodlands, Texas. “From Visalia, we can also deliver to any of our 43 Western Region company owned branches in two days or less. Visalia is FleetPride’s third distribution center in the U.S., and it is another significant move to streamline FleetPride’s national heavy-duty truck and trailer parts logistics network.”

The Visalia regional distribution center will be led by Brian Chupp, Western Region distribution manager, who will oversee a team of 15 employees; assisting him will be warehouse manager Tammy Figueredo.

“Quickly getting the right parts in the right place at the right time is crucial to keeping our on-time delivery promise to our customers,” says Todd Dunn, FleetPride president and chief executive officer.