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Stoops-Anderson location expands service, parts offerings

Effective March 6, the Stoops’ Anderson location, 6105 Columbus Avenue, was certified as a Western Star Trucks service and parts provider.

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With the inclusion of Western Star Trucks service and parts, the addition is just the latest offerings Stoops provides its customers from the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) family. Stoops’ Anderson location also provides parts and service offerings for DTNA’s Freightliner Trucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis and Detroit Diesel.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. DTNA produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses names.
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer Anderson service and parts departments are open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

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Truck Country-Stoops Leland James winners announced

Congratulations to the Truck Country/Stoops winners of the Freightliner Leland James Elite 2015-2016 program!
The Freightliner program recognizes sales professionals for their sales excellence, customer service and industry leadership.
Top 20 Elite Trip Winners
Tony Bodway — TC Oak Creek
Greg Danner — TC Kaukauna
Silver Elite Trip Winner
Dennis LeGrand — TC Dubuque
Elite Winners
Greg Allen — Stoops Lima
Chris Bertagnoli — TC Oak Creek
Luke Burbach — TC Oak Creek
Scott Donovan — Stoops Indianapolis
Sam Gayhart — TC Oak Creek
Jim Glindinning — TC Oak Creek
Paul Hajos — TC Kaukauna
Alan Hansen — TC Rothschild
Rick Kinney — TC Kaukauna
Sales Manager Trip Winner
Michael Gleiter — TC Kaukauna

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Stoops releases new Specialty Trucks climate-control straight truck

In response to the demand for increased payloads on a 33,000 GVWR climate control straight trucks, Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer has developed a new Stoops Specialty Trucks (SST) Lite truck. The new truck was unveiled at the Expedite Expo in Lexington, Ken., in July.

The plan to develop the new SST Lite truck started by reaching out to several key customers for tDSC04981 copyheir input, as well collaborating with vendors to develop a design for the truck. This collaboration resulted in a weight savings, with the new model weighing just 25,580 pounds (2,200 pounds less than similar units).

Additionally, the new chassis is not only lighter, but also features a pair of new safety features. Equipped with Bendix disc brakes, the SST Lite truck has a significantly shorter stopping distance, as well as having the new Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitor System that will alert drivers when a tire is losing air pressure to prevent damage to the tire and reduce maintenance cost.

Meanwhile, Stoops has partnered with Thermo King and Wabash National to provide the latest in refrigeration technology. Thermo King recently released its new T880 model Truck Refrigeration Unit, with electronic throttling valve technology and modulation which provides the tightest temperature control in the industry. Stoops’ newest vendor partner, Wabash National, recently released its new all-composite reefer body. Over the past several months, Stoops Specialty Trucks worked with Wabash National to create a spec especially for the Expediter business.

“This truck body is truly a ‘game-changer’ that provides 20 percent weight savings as well as a 30 percent increase in thermal efficiency,” said Jeff Jones, sales manager for Stoops’ specialty trucks.

Stoops also continues to work with Bolt Custom Trucks in developing custom sleepers. By using a new composite material in the floor and cabinet bases, the pair were able to save a significant amount of weight as well as enhance the insulation value. Bolt also recently released its new bunk restraint system to further enhance safety.

 

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Second group graduates from tech program

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Truck Country’s second class of internally, educated certified service technicians completed their studies last month.

Nine students from across the Truck Country family of dealerships completed the intensive 10-month training program, where they split time between studying and training at the company’s Technician Training Center in Cuba City, Wis. and working at their home dealerships.

This year’s graduating class included: Brandon Sisler, of Truck Country-Dubuque; Zach Dillman, of TC-Dubuque; Jarett March, of TC-Shullsburg; Devon Foley, of TC-Shullsburg; Travis Brown, of TC-Cedar Rapids; Austin Colbrese, of TC-Davenport; Dustin Bankes, of TC-Davenport; Anthony Clayton, of TC-Appleton; and Dustin Dix, of TC-Appleton. Dealer trainer Terry Straw led the class for the second consecutive year, while Jon Pedley joined him.

Program graduates completed their studies with a celebration on July 3, McCoy Group President and CEO Greg McCoy, as well as Truck Country of Iowa Vice President Bill Roth and Truck Country of Wisconsin Vice President Dan Armstrong addressed students.

Meanwhile, general managers and service managers from the dealership group were invited to attend the festivities.

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Truck Country open houses continue in Wisconsin

The Truck Country open house events head to Wisconsin this week.
You are invited to join the Truck Country team at our Madison location today, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy lunch and visit the Detroit Component trailer and chat with Freightliner Team Run Smart drivers Jeff Clark and Henry Albert.
The open house tour continues tomorrow in Milwaukee, in Wausau on Wednesday and Appleton on Thursday.

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Truck Country sales staff members honored

Congratulations to three Truck Country employees who were recently named winners of Freightliner’s Leland James Elite 2012-2013 Program.
The Truck Country sales professionals achieved marks of sales excellence during the program.
Dennis LeGrand, of Truck Country-Dubuque, was honored as a Silver Elite Winner, and Paul Hajos, of Truck Country-Appleton, was named a top-20 Elite winner.
The pair has been invited to visit Charleston, S.C.
Meanwhile, Greg Danner, of Truck Country-Appleton, is among 30 additional winners who will receive a custom plaque for their sales efforts.

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