Established in 2000 with a focus on the future of transportation
American Truck Group, LLC started as a dealership that sold heavy duty trucks with conventional sleepers. The dealership grew, adding specialized departments that offer a unique set of complete services to owner-operators.
The “No Credit Check, Guaranteed Approval” program was started to assist with a truck purchase during credit crunch due to economy changes. The dealership also offers an in-house 16 bay garage for heavy duty engine repairs, paint and detail shops for body repair, a diesel parts warehouse, and complete insurance and compliance divisions.
As the company grew, a new eco-friendly facility was built in 2010 to continue to perform the same specialized services with the most efficient use of energy and least environmental impact. The dealership expanded to a second location in Georgia in 2013.
Today, the business takes a step further in their commitment to customer service by offering business solutions to owner-operators, including the American Dream Program.
Heritage & History
The history of American Truck Group, LLC stretches back to the days of Diamond Reo.
American Truck Group LLC has roots with the purchase of a Diamond Reo franchised dealership in 1970. When Diamond Reo filed for bankruptcy in 1974, the buyers went into the car dealership business. However, even when their main business switched from cars to buses and other types of commercial vehicles, they still always sold trucks on the side. Eventually, the trucking industry started to pick back up.
The last thirty years presented opportunities to the trucking industry with new models and ideas. Kenworth introduced the aerodynamic T600 body in 1985. Peterbilt came out with their iconic 379 in 1987. Freightliner‘s 1991 conventional style trucks and Volvo‘s purchase of Mack Trucks in 2001 round out the evolution of the conventional cab and sleeper for heavy duty trucks you see in today’s market. As the demand for more conventional heavy duty trucks grew in the 1990s, the need for repair, rebuilding , refurbishing and re-marketing of these trucks is what led to the founding of American Truck Group, LLC.