Cox Automotive announced the acquisition of Trudell, expanding its offering within the medium and heavy-duty fleet parts and service, as well as adding direct parts sales and semi-trailer sales to the Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services portfolio. The acquisition represents an entry into a new adjacency for Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services that complements its existing best-in-class mobile semi-trailer service operations, and brings new products, services, and expertise to the company’s existing and future customers.
Trudell provides trailer service and repairs, heavy-duty truck and trailer parts sales, mobile on-site maintenance, shop semi-trailer repairs, and industrial finishing with more than 115 technicians across 13 locations located in the upper Midwest and Northeast. Trudell also distributes and sells parts directly to customers across the country. Cox Automotive’s acquisition of Trudell also includes the purchase of Trudell Trailer Sales and Northeast Great Dane, the exclusive dealers of Great Dane trailers in numerous upper Midwest and Northeast locations. Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, which includes dry freight, refrigerated and flatbed trailers.
Approximately 280,000 semi-trailers are sold in the U.S. per year, and the number of trailers for every truck on the road will likely continue to increase with the significant expansion of e-commerce according to the company. Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services will look to capitalize on the rapid demand for trailers, delivering both maintenance and parts support for trailers across the U.S., as well as the heavy-duty trucks transporting them.