Rush Enterprises acquires West Texas Peterbilt assets for $25M

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Updated Dec 21, 2011

Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of West Texas Peterbilt, a Peterbilt dealership group with five locations in Texas. The $25 million purchase expands the company’s Rush Truck Center commercial vehicle dealership network to 70 locations in 14 states and includes dealerships in Amarillo, Lubbock and Odessa, Texas, that offer Peterbilt trucks, parts and service, a parts and service facility in Dalhart, Texas, and a parts facility in Hereford, Texas.

“We are excited to expand our dealership service network across Texas,” says W.M. “Rusty” Rush, president and chief executive officer of Rush Enterprises Inc. “The acquisition of West Texas Peterbilt will allow us to provide superior support for our customers and continue to expand our offering of innovative solutions that drive efficiencies into their businesses.”

The acquisition of West Texas Peterbilt expands the company’s representation of Peterbilt in Texas to include the entire state. The dealerships will operate in their current locations as Rush Truck Centers. Rush Truck Leasing will operate a PacLease truck rental and leasing franchise at its existing location in Lubbock.

“I have tremendous respect for the Henson family and all of the employees of West Texas Peterbilt who made West Texas Peterbilt a formidable competitor and one of the most respected Peterbilt dealership groups in the country,” Rush says. “We are excited to welcome the employees of West Texas Peterbilt into the Rush family and continuing their commitment to excellent service in West Texas.”