FleetPride Inc. has acquired the assets of Zender's Truck & Equipment, Parts & Service Inc., based in Bellingham, Washington.
Zender's has been providing parts and service to the heavy duty trucking industry for more than 20 years. This acquisition is part of FleetPride's strategy to continue expanding its presence in the heavy duty aftermarket, the company reported.
"Zender's Truck & Equipment has a strong culture, which is reflected in their talent and robust customer following that fits very well with our vision and values,” said Mike Harris, FleetPride president of parts and service. “"Establishing a comprehensive parts and service national footprint maximizes our ability to support customers with technical expertise in local markets we serve.
“It also enables large regional and national fleets to leverage our scale for greater uptime, and lets them access our broad assortment of products, and e-commerce solutions on FleetPride.com."
This acquisition is meant to give customers in northwest Washington access to FleetPride's supply chain and provide future employees with career development opportunities, including FleetPride Tech University, according to the company. In addition, it marks the company's first service location on the West Coast.
"Joining FleetPride is a tremendous opportunity for our team and customers," said owner Bruce Zender. "This move will help us to continue to provide superior customer service and support for our customers."