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ATS Promotes Samantha Cook to General Manager


Contact: Tia Mills-Davis

Phone: 1-855-400-4661

Email: tia@americantruckshowrooms.com


GULFPORT, Miss., December 16, 2013 – Hard work pays off, and if you don’t believe me then just ask American Trucks Showrooms General Manager Samantha Cook. (www.americantruckshowroomsatlanta.com).

Cook, born and raised in D’Iberville, MS. graduated from D’Iberville High School and attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She began her career with American Truck Showrooms in 2003 as a Customer Service Representative, and has managed to climb her way up the corporate ladder. In 2010 she became a Customer Liaison, and then in February 2013 she transferred to Atlanta to assist with opening of the new location.

“I’ve prided myself in providing the best customer service care possible. The employees and the truck drivers are my family and I make sure they are treated that way, I absolutely love my job and could never see myself being anywhere else other than where I am at today with American Truck Showrooms,” Cook said.

As the general manager for the American Trucks Showrooms location in Atlanta, Cook has been able to break through the “glass ceiling”.

This trend is becoming increasingly common and in the present day women are filling more roles in industries once dominated by men. General Motors recently appointed Mary Barra as the new Chief Executive Officer after working for GM for 33 years.

American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) is a truck dealership with locations in the Gulf Coast region and the Atlanta area.  The company has developed a special niche in the owner-operator market, offering a “Rent to Buy” program. For many owner-operators, this provides a perfect solution for working toward truck ownership and the start of their own trucking business.


For more information about Samantha Cook or American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowroomsatlanta.com) contact Tia Mills-Davis at tia@americantruckshowrooms.com.

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3 Generations of Master Mechanics


March 17, 2014

Contact: Tia Davis

Phone: 1-855-400-4661

Email: tia@americantruckshowrooms.com


Unsurpassed Experience: 3 Generations of Master Mechanics Head the American Truck Showrooms Atlanta Service Department

Newnan, Ga. – American Truck Showrooms Atlanta (www.americantruckshowroomsatlanta.com) recently added 3 generations of Master Mechanics to their team of service department professionals.

Thomas Slay, a first generation Master Mechanic was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Slay’s career started with Bowman Transport in 1969. Prior to joining ATS Atlanta, Slay worked for Cummins Diesel.

Also joining the ATS team alongside of his father is second generation Master Mechanic Christopher Slay. Slay, began working on trucks at a very young age. He would join his father on side jobs and as he got older he chose to work on trucks as his profession.

“Chris was thrilled to go with me and pretend to work, but as he got older it was not pretend any longer, he chose to work on trucks as a profession” said Thomas Slay, Chris’ father.

Third generation Master Mechanic Brandon Slay has been working on trucks for nearly ten years and is very excited to be working with his father and grandfather at American Truck Showrooms Atlanta.

About American Truck Showrooms

American Truck Showrooms (http://americantruckshowrooms.com/)  specializes in certified late model pre-owned Class 8 truck sales. ATS has showroom locations in Gulfport, Mississippi and Newnan, Georgia. The company has developed a special niche in the owner-operator market by offering the American Dream Program. For many owner-operators, this provides an excellent solution for working toward truck ownership and the start of their own trucking business.


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Supporting Turtle Cove


Amanda, a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student of biological science, returns to Turtle Cove to donate funds in honor of her father’s business, American Truck Group, LLC’s contribution to the Environmental Research Station. American Truck Group, LLC is honored to support the educational and community outreach programs provided by Turtle Cove.  Alumni are encouraged to raise awareness and resources for the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station located in the wetlands on Pass Manchac. The research facility is an actual historical structure built in 1908 on the pass that connects Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas in Southeastern Louisiana known as Pass Manchac. Both undergraduate and graduate level students perform professional research and field training there.

Read more about Turtle Cove Here.

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American Truck Showrooms Offers a Worry Free Guarantee

Peace of mind is hard to come by in this day and age. But at American Truck Showrooms peace of mind comes standard with every guaranteed approval. The no credit check approval process offered by American Truck Showrooms is simple and easy.  American Truck Showrooms carries only trusted manufacturers: Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo. With a commitment to stand behind its products and services, American Truck Showrooms provides an in house compliance department, an insurance department and any dealership’s location garages exclusively for our customers.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at American Truck Group, LLC in Gulfport, Mississippi.

What started three years ago providing promise to the local Boys and Girls Club’s holiday success,  continues to bring smiles and joy to the community.

American Truck Group, LLC will have Santa and his elves on site at our Gulf Coast Showrooms, in honor of the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in the south Mississippi district.

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Turkey for Tots 2013


Well, today is the last day for the food drive “Turkey for Tots” at the Gulf Coast Dealership! Thanks Dawn for putting it together, Thanksgiving dinner at the Harrison County Children’s Shelter should have plenty of left overs this year! Employees feel free to continue to bring food items throughout the day! Thanks for all of the contributions!


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Sponsorship for Convoy for the Kids 2013

Every year, approximately 100 trucks meet at Fonda Fairgrounds in NY to put on a show. It is truly a popular event for the children as well as the trucking and transport community. It is also a great opportunity to promote childhood cancer awareness as all proceeds are donated to the Children’s Miracle Network hospital and other charities.
The event features a truck show, 100+ truck convoy, battle of the big rigs and food and activities for the children. Our company got involved in this event with the help of one of our former customers at American Trucks, now a manager and drivers advocate for our company, Mr. Charlie. Mr. Charlie started this event with a friend of his in 2007 and his has been going strong every year since. It is really nice to be able to do something to help children in need while creating fun and entertainment for children in the community.
We are proud to sponsor this year’s event and support the local community in doing so.
Other sponsors of the event include Walmart Transportation, DeiselBoss.com, Chrome Shop Mafia and many more.
Truck drivers, owner-operators and independents are given the opportunity to strengthen their purpose by giving back to the community.


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Gulf Coast Initiatives

Our Showrooms on the Gulf Coast features a state of the art, eco-friendly facility and promotes unprecedented ecological efforts to protect the surrounding wetlands. The dealership was built with low environmental impact in mind. Contributions include low energy usage, closed loop truck wash, and a habitat for wildlife.

The Gulf Coast rampant wetland loss is due to many reasons, one of the top being construction and development. This was a primary concern when American Truck Group, LLC was required to relocate alongside the wetlands due to an Interstate expansion project in 2010. The partners agreed to strive for a low environmental impact facility.

Setting precedence with genuine efforts:

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The Little things that matter

American Dream Program At American Truck Group

Our American Dream Program, “Business Solutions” was adopted to assist drivers with reaching their dream to be their own boss. We know that when a customer contacts us, their dream is to become a self-sufficient business owner and perhaps one day, hold their own transporting enterprise. Reaching this reality is harder than ever with the financial state of the trucking industry.

With the support of our new program, we have many answers for our customer to help plant a firm foundation for building their dream on.  The American Dream Program launched early 2013 and is producing a better experience for our clients with promising returns.

The owner-operator should buy a truck with a business plan in mind. As with any large financial asset, the returns must be anticipated at a realistic degree for success to be measurable. Our commitment to assist with proper preparation covers several areas overlooked by the average owner-operator.  Read more on program details here and stand by for updates and tips offered by this program for any driver out there ready to call themselves “Boss”.

American Truck Group, LLC is recognized for protecting the American owner-operator. Setting a precedence to assist drivers with reaching success, American Truck Group launches a new concept with their American Dream “Business Solutions” Program. A new attitude, a new method, a new path.

American Truck Group, LLC has been recognized for protecting our American drivers.

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