Alamo City Trailer Sales recently acquired Dorsett Truck and Trailer, allowing it to expand its inventory of new, used and rental semi-trailers, for owners and operators of end dumps, belly dumps, flatbeds, drop decks, lowboys and tanks, into the Austin area.
With the purchase, Alamo City now owns and operates Cowboy Chrome Shop, a custom truck business that offers a large inventory of the latest aftermarket-customized accessories for Class 8 tractors.
“We’ve dealt with many Austin buyers through the years at our locations in San Antonio and Luling, and we’re thankful for all of them,” said Ed Just, president of Alamo City Trailer Sales. “Getting to Austin, with its strong base of both independent operators and private fleets, many of whom already like and use our products to make their livelihood, it was truly an easy and exciting decision.
“And becoming the state of Texas’ newest Transcraft dealer here in Austin is just very exciting as well.”
The company’s recent acquisitions also led to changes, including Chris Latimer moving to general manager, bringing with him three decades of experience with trailer manufacturers Wabash National, Fruehauf and Trailmobile, along with material handling equipment dealerships in Denver and Houston.
For the past eight years Latimer was the Fleet Manager for Crane Cartage of Houston TX, managing a fleet of more than 1,400 trucks and semi-trailers.
Additional changes include the promotion of sales veteran Logan Mergele to the newly created position of sales manager, the recent additions of Randy Ballard and Hank Shaper to the trailer sales team in Luling, and sales representative Cesar Galvez relocating from Luling to the new Austin office.
Alamo City’s products include end and bottom dump trailers built by Armor Lite, Ranco and Travis, lowboys from Talbert and Eager Beaver, flatbeds and drops from Doonan Specialized and, with the new Austin location, Transcraft and Benson.