National TruckPorts announced today, Sept. 9, that it recently leased space to several companies, adding to its rapidly expanding tenant base. Marrowstone Truck and Trailer Repair Services Inc. opened its first location at the Denton, Texas (North Dallas) TruckPort. Liberty Mechanical Truck & Trailer Repair and Vela’s Truck Wash recently moved their businesses to the new South Dallas facility.
Marrowstone offers bumper-to-bumper services, preventative maintenance such as the PMA, DOT inspections, Texas State inspections and other heavy repairs. Liberty Mechanical is a Dallas-based repair facility that specializes in truck and trailer repairs; Liberty also offers state inspections, fabrications and custom installations, and insurance work also is welcomed. Vela’s Commercial Truck Wash offers tractor and trailer washes, as well as reefer washouts and cleaning for other miscellaneous heavy equipment.
“The tenant mix seems to be working well,” says Stuart Smith, vice president of operations at National TruckPorts. “The tenants often recommend each other’s businesses to one another and to their customers when they are at the facilities.” NTP facilities feature large, secured parking areas for tractors, trailers or equipment. However, the focal point of the development is an area with customizable service bays where carriers can perform regularly scheduled maintenance and service on their vehicles.
Current TruckPort tenants include a trucking company’s corporate headquarters, another trucking company’s satellite location, truck parts store, mechanic shops, tire shop, graphics shop, chrome shop, an accounting firm that specializes in trucking and owner-operator tax returns, and the new truck wash. Other potential tenants for these facilities include CB/radio retailers and installation, glass shops, logistics brokers, trucking agents, truck cab cooling systems, truck- and trailer-tracking devices and other businesses catering to the transportation industry.
“The long-term parking tenants, as well as the day-to-day customers, seem to like the one-stop-shop atmosphere,” Smith says. NTP currently has two locations open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with plans to build facilities throughout Texas and nationwide, which will provide flexible, convenient spaces to carriers and service providers that have trucks in the areas on a regular basis. “It’s a great time to lease space and take advantage of our low introductory lease rates,” Smith says.