Houston, TX. – (July 16, 2019) – Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries through its Doggett Truck Group has acquired privately-held Truck Enterprises Inc. (founded in 1980), an authorized Western Star, Detroit Diesel and extreme heavy duty trailer dealer located in El Paso, Texas and Carlsbad, New Mexico. This gives Doggett its third location in El Paso, Texas and adds Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Doggett will operate these dealerships under the name Truck Enterprises Inc. Doggett’s General Counsel, William Doggett, said, “Doggett will roll out our independent used truck and trailer model through this acquisition which will compliment and build on the celebrated history of Truck Enterprises created and nurtured by founders Lanny and Linda Golucke. Lanny will remain on as the leader of Truck Enterprises.
VP of the Doggett Truck Group, Paul Burk, said, “Doggett is pleased to expand our footprint to serve more customers in El Paso and to enter the Carlsbad market. We are eager to implement the same initiatives and processes that have made Doggett successful and have been the foundation of our dynamic growth in other markets.”
Doggett’s aspirations are to grow the El Paso stores similarly to the growth experienced at Doggett’s Little Rock, AR Freightliner dealership which has been nominated by Successful Dealer Magazine as one of five finalists for the single best run heavy truck dealership in the U.S. This accomplishment is after Doggett acquired all the Freightliner dealerships in Arkansas only 14 months ago. Additionally, Doggett’s Ford dealership in Houston is one of the fastest growing dealerships among over 3000 Ford dealerships in the U.S., and the fastest growing dealership in Houston. Doggett plans to grow Truck Enterprises in the same manner.
Western Star is a division of Freightliner which is the North American brand for the world’s largest truck maker, Daimler Benz Trucks (German Exchange - ETR:DAI). Freightliner is North America’s largest highway (18-wheeler) and vocational truck manufacturer with share often exceeding 40%, almost 3X the next closest competitor.
Doggett is a Houston-based diversified heavy equipment dealer for six first-tier manufacturers (www.DOGGETT.com) that are either number 1 or 2 in their respective industries: John Deere construction and forestry equipment (17 dealerships), Toyota industrial equipment - forklifts & material handling (7 dealerships), Freightliner and Western Star on-highway and vocational trucks (9 dealerships), Link Belt cranes (3 dealerships) and a Ford auto and truck dealership.
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About Leslie Doggett Industries
Doggett, founded by Leslie Doggett and Brady Carruth in 1993 with 17 employees, was ranked by the Houston Chronicle in 2019 as Houston’s 12th largest private company with annual sales exceeding US $1 billion and 1400+ full-time employees including 500+ factory trained and certified, highly professional technicians. Doggett is a family-owned heavy equipment, highway truck and automotive dealership group without outside investment.