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Helping Truckers Across America

American Trucks : February 14, 2017 6:17 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News, Press Release

American Truck Showrooms — Doing What No Other Truck Dealer Will Do – Helping Truckers Across America
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GULFPORT, Miss., Dec. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Truck Showrooms is proud to announce and introduce an innovative program dedicated to our customers –

“The President’s Club”

The President’s Club takes a long-term approach in serving their customers. The service agreement limited warranty is a great asset that supports customers in a way that only family would do. When the customers belong to the President’s Club they belong to a team, it’s like having their own personal secretary. The customers benefit from the President’s Club by being part of a team that has vast knowledge in dealing with breakdowns and repairs. We offer breakdown hotline services and provide customers with the assistance needed to keep them on the road.

Understanding how the components of the truck operates, is the first step in being a successfully owner-operator. The President’s Club has a team of truck experts that educate each owner-operator on carb emissions, pre-trip inspections, and preventative maintenance. All members are encouraged to inspect the truck thoroughly before leaving. In the event that a mechanical issue is found, the service shop fixes it for free! American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) strive to provide the best service possible. Large or small, the President’s Club has your solution.

American Truck Showrooms www.americantruckshowrooms.com has reached out to other national warranty companies and compared service plans. They found that their program is leaps and bounds above anything that the national companies can offer.

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2014 American Safe Truck Driver Award

American Trucks : January 28, 2015 5:16 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News

In attempts to recognize the American truck driver’s important role in moving goods throughout the US, American Truck Group, LLC hosts an annual Safe Truck Driver Award. The award recognizes 3 clients, all owner-operators who have several miles under their hat with unblemished driving records.

The competition checks for moving violations or unsafe operating violations, accidents on record, and open accident claims. The drivers are then compared to top recorded miles driven. The winners have the most miles with the least violations.

Our first place winner for 2015 is Thomas Kerns, and owner/operator hauling for Frontier Transport. With documented mileage dating back to 2010, this professional driver keeps it clean. Congratulations to Thomas for being our $1000. grand prize winner.

Second place was awarded to Kevin Glass at $250. Third place was awarded to Goerge Blake for $100.

Congratulations drivers! Thanks for your commitment to safety!

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The “Real” Santa Clause Comes to American Truck Group

American Trucks : January 5, 2015 2:49 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News

The real Santa Clause comes to American Truck Group, LLC once a year to pay a visit to the local Boy’s & Girl’s Club. Pulled by a 470 horsepower Cascadia reindeer named Rudolph, he arrived before sundown with a sleigh full of goodies. SONY DSC

With Christmas crafts, holiday games, food and refreshments, each child gets their picture with Santa who comes prepared with a sack of wrapped presents for the children.

American Truck Group, LLC hosts the party for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of America at the Dealership located in Gulfport, MS to raise local awareness while bringing cheer. Too often truck drivers are left out of the thoughts during the tough cold holiday season. At American Truck Group, LLC, we know some of the most giving, caring, responsible workers are truck drivers. They endure long hours and have shorter times with their family, all to provide responsible transport of goods across America. Our company hopes to spread awareness in local community efforts.

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American Truck Showrooms Charity Drive at Thanksgiving

American Trucks : December 1, 2014 5:01 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News

On Wednesday, November 26th, staff at American Truck Group, LLC Gulfport, Mississippi loaded donations of non-perishable food for delivery just in time for Thanksgiving, for local children’s shelter.

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Compliance and Insurance Department was recognized as the group donating the most — for which their prize is a company lunch.

We were pleasantly surprised at the generous response from our team. Delivery to the shelter was rewarding experience. American Truck Group, LLC as a Mississippi small businesses in the southern region, embraces the opportunity to give to the local community.

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American Truck Group Sponsors Annual Mississippi Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championship

American Trucks : April 23, 2014 4:22 pm : Corporate Citizenship, Press Release

GULFPORT, Miss., April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Truck Group announced their sponsorship today of the Mississippi Trucking Association’s (MTA) annual Truck Driving Championship.

A tradition that goes back almost 40 years, the championship includes 93 truckers from 16 companies, and is expected to draw around 600 spectators. Steven Boudreaux, MTA’s Director of Safety and Membership Development, says that the competitors are “the best of the best,” drawn from all across Mississippi. The judging panel is made up of highway patrol and Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officers.

Not limited to driving skill, the competition itself begins at 1 PM on Friday, April 25th with a written test followed by a pre-trip check test. The driving test begins at 8 the next morning, and includes two courses with eight obstacles like diminishing alleys, offset alleys, front stop, and more. The winner will go on to compete in the nationals, held in Pittsburgh this August.

Headquartered in Jackson, MS, the MTA has held the competition on the Mississippi Gulf Coast every year before Hurricane Katrina in 2006, when they were forced to temporarily move to Tupelo while the Coast recovered from the storm’s damage.

American Truck Group is sponsoring the event both to maintain its long-standing relationship with the MTA and in the hopes that events like these can draw more interest in truck driving jobs, an industry hit hard by the recession.

About American Truck Group

American Truck Group believes that truck drivers make up the backbone of the United States economy. With trucks for sale at branches in Gulfport, MS and Atlanta, GA, American Truck Group helps truckers across the country get back to work and back on the road by offering them the opportunity to buy or rent-to-buy their own trucks. American Truck Group understands that people deserve second chances, and focuses on a renter’s work and driving history rather than their credit score. To learn more about American Truck Group, visit AmericanTruckGroup.org or call 877-661-1592.

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Supporting Turtle Cove

American Trucks : February 4, 2014 4:53 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News, Press Release, Uncategorized

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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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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

American Trucks : December 16, 2013 9:42 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News, Press Release

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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

American Trucks : November 19, 2013 9:23 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News

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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

American Trucks : September 20, 2013 5:30 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News, Press Release


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

American Trucks : August 12, 2013 8:46 pm : Corporate Citizenship, News, Press Release

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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