FleetPride Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced that it acquired the assets of Trane’s Diesel Service Inc. in Idaho Falls, Idaho. This acquisition, terms of which were not announced, includes a 23,000-square-foot facility with 14 service bays located at 683 East Iona Road.
“Trane’s Diesel is well-known within the owner-operator and fleet community in Eastern Idaho,” says Lee Stockseth, FleetPride’s chief operating officer. “They employ certified factory-trained technicians who have a reputation for skill and commitment to customer service. This is a well-run business in a location FleetPride has been interested in for some time. Adding a repair and maintenance facility in this region will complement our recent acquisitions, which include six locations in Idaho and Utah.”
Trane’s Diesel is a full-service repair, maintenance, service and parts facility founded in 2002 by Cal Trane and his sons, Joel and Andy. Cal will stay on in a consulting role, and both Joel and Andy will join FleetPride in management roles. Employment offers were extended to all employees.
“While FleetPride may be better known as a distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, we also have a strong commitment and relationship to the service side of the business through our FleetCare program,” says W.M. McGee, president and chief executive officer. “Currently, we operate 22 drive-in service repair facilities and have a partnership with over 190 FleetCare affiliates across the U.S. Acquiring strong repair and maintenance operators such as Trane’s Diesel will continue to be an integral part of our growth strategy as we expand the service side of the business.”