Freightliner and Western Star Dealer Opens new location in Effingham, Ill


EFFINGHAM, IL – April 14, 2017 – Truck Centers, Inc., which currently operates nine full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, has opened their 10th location.  The new location sits on 12 acres at the I-57 and I-70 corridor in Effingham, Ill.  The 32,600 square foot facility features 15 state of the art service bays staffed with factory trained technicians.  It also has an extensive parts inventory located in the 10,000 square foot parts warehouse that is serviced by Daimler Trucks North America’s parts distribution centers that feature industry leading next day parts delivery service.   The location also offers many driver amenities such as a full drivers lounge equipped with free wi-fi, laundry and shower facilities, popcorn and free coffee.  Truck Centers, Inc. offers a full inventory of new Freightliner and Western Star trucks and a large inventory of used trucks. 

“The Truck Centers, Inc. team is excited about the addition of Effingham to our family of locations, and we’re equally excited about being a part of the Effingham community,” said Justin Hopkins, Vice President of Sales, Truck Centers, Inc.  “We have a long and proud history of providing customers a great experience rooted in small town values, dedicated employees and a spirit of continuous improvement.”

Truck Centers, Inc. is headquartered in Troy, IL and has been operating Freightliner and Western Star dealerships since 1970.  Seven of their locations are Elite Support certified (three locations are in the certification process).  Elite Support is a program unique to Freightliner and Western Star that requires dealerships to undergo a rigorous continuous improvement process to ensure the highest standards of service and efficiency.

“Truck Centers, Inc. is a strong partner to Freightliner and Western Star and has been focused on delivering the highest standard of customer experience for years.  Being Elite Support certified demonstrates their dedication to the customer and continuous improvement,” said Martin Osborne, general manager of distribution network development for Daimler Trucks North America. “Effingham is an ideal location for customer’s traveling through the tri-state area and a great addition to the Freightliner and Western dealer network across North America.” 

With more than 500 locations in the United States and Canada, Freightliner and Western Star trucks are backed by DTNA’s unmatched dealer network and factory-trained technicians.

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About Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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