FleetPride, Inc. Opens Regional Distribution Center in Visalia, California

June 1, 2009

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire/ — FleetPride, Inc., the nation’s largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced the opening of its new 110,000 square foot regional distribution center in Visalia, California today. Located at 7107 West Sunnyview Avenue, this regional distribution center will service the heavy-duty transportation market in the western U.S.

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Visalia’s inventory includes over 30,000 SKUs and reflects the demand of FleetPride’s regional customer base. In addition to the considerable parts inventory, the Visalia regional distribution center will also offer axle assembly, kitting and light packaging.

“FleetPride chose this location because it is centrally located in California, allowing for one day transit anywhere within the state. From Visalia, we can also deliver to any of our 43 western region company owned branches in two days or less. Visalia is FleetPride’s third distribution center in the U.S., and it is another significant move to streamline FleetPride’s national heavy-duty truck and trailer parts logistics network,” explained Robert Lindley, FleetPride’s Vice President of Supply Chain.

“Quickly getting the right parts in the right place at the right time is crucial to keeping our on-time delivery promise to our customers,” said Todd Dunn, FleetPride President and CEO.

The Visalia regional distribution center will be led by industry veteran Brian Chupp. As Western Region Distribution Manager, Chupp will oversee a team of 15 employees. Assisting him will be Warehouse Manager, Tammy Figueredo.

About FleetPride, Inc.

FleetPride, Inc. – America’s premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts – operates 187 locations in 39 states and carries a full line of nationally recognized brand name parts, as well as an assortment of exclusive brands. In addition, FleetPride offers in-house remanufactured products such as brake shoes, transmissions, rear axles and driveline components. Truck and trailer repair services are also offered at a number of locations.

About FleetCare

FleetCare – America’s premier heavy duty truck and trailer service center network – has over 180 service providers across the country. FleetCare offers services for all makes and models at all locations, 24/7 toll-free locator service, dedicated website, highly trained technicians, brand name parts, nationwide parts warranty and roadside assistance in many locations.

SOURCE FleetPride, Inc.

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