FleetPride Inc. has acquired the assets of Bolin Auto and Truck Parts Co. of St. Joseph, Missouri, owned by Rob Bolin. The new FleetPride branch and service center in St. Joseph will be the company’s fifth location in Missouri, joining branches in Joplin, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis.
The company was founded in 1951 by Harold Bolin as one of 17 independently owned parts stores in St. Joseph. In 1982, Bolin expanded into service focusing on leaf springs and suspension work. In later years, the company added a driveline department as well as a laser alignment rack that can handle anything from pick-up trucks to semi tractors, trailers, dump trucks and motor homes.