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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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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.

http://truckgroupamerican.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/proud-sponsors-of-convoy-for-the-kids-2013/

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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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American Truck Showrooms Expands Fleet Again

American Trucks : June 20, 2013 4:18 pm : Press Release

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/06/20/555467/10037113/en/American-Truck-Showrooms-Expands-Fleet-Again.html?parent=536597

GULFPORT, Miss., June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Truck Showrooms has expanded its truck inventory again, by adding a group of 2010 Volvo 670 tractor units. These trucks are available for the company’s American Dream Program, where truck drivers with little or no credit are able to rent with an option to purchase.

The lower mileage Volvos also offer great fuel savings with high mpg, which allows the owner-operator to build a successful business.

American Truck Showrooms, with locations in Atlanta and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has hundreds of truck drivers in this program and they are glad to be expanding it as a result of the success they have had.

Servicing the owner-operator market, American Truck Showrooms has found a niche of truck drivers that are not otherwise able to drive their own trucks.

Carrying late model Volvo, Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Freightliner trucks, the company carries the most popular trucks desired by owner-operators.

With low down payments and no credit check, the company has achieved considerable success and plans on continuing to expand.

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American Truck Showrooms Increases Staffing in Atlanta

American Trucks : June 18, 2013 3:54 pm : Press Release

June 18, 2013

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/06/20/555467/10037113/en/American-Truck-Showrooms-Expands-Fleet-Again.html

American Truck Showrooms is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Royal.
Scott is now working in the Atlanta Metro Area dealership, located in Newnan, Georgia.
Royal has got a strong background in Sales and most recently worked for Harley Davidson in Atlanta. He has been hired by American Truck Showrooms as Sales Consultant and will be actively involved in providing advice to owner-operators for matching up the right Class 8 truck with their needs.

American Truck Showrooms is a truck dealership with locations in Gulfport, Mississippi and Newnan, Georgia. The company has developed a special niche in the owner-operator market, providing late model Class 8 trucks without credit check. The rental contract with purchase option allows the customer to obtain a truck easily and with no commitment to a long term contract. For many owner-operators, this provides a perfect solution for working toward truck ownership and the start of their own trucking business.
American Truck Showrooms carries late model Volvo, Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Freightliner trucks and employs over 100 employees at its two locations.

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American Truck Showrooms Purchases Thirty 2010 Peterbilt 387s

American Trucks : April 8, 2013 4:15 pm : Press Release

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/08/536597/10027718/en/American-Truck-Showrooms-Purchases-Thirty-2010-Peterbilt-387s.html?parent=535336

GULFPORT, Miss., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Truck Showrooms is proud to announce that it has completed a purchase agreement to take delivery on thirty additional Class 8 trucks this week. The thirty trucks are 2010 Peterbilt, Model 387. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

The trucks will be a great addition to the company’s inventory and present the image that is consistent with American Truck Showrooms.

The 2010 model of Peterbilt 387 is California compliant so that it may be used throughout the country as it complies with the most stringent of the emissions regulations. Additionally, the aerodynamically designed tractor unit is very fuel conscious and also includes a Thermo King APU unit. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

Features of these first class trucks are a 70″ Double Bunk, ISX Cummins Engine with 470 horsepower, 10 speed, and all aluminum wheels. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

These trucks will join the fleet of American Truck Showrooms (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com) in Georgia and Mississippi. This will make them a part of the special program whereby an owner-operator truck driver may obtain a truck, regardless of credit. The company offers a no credit check rental with option to purchase plan. In this way, the owner-operator is able to operate and ultimately own a top quality truck that otherwise would be out of his reach. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

American Truck Showrooms has recently opened a branch in the Atlanta area and is pleased that it has received immediate strong customer support. Just as with its first location in Gulfport, the dealership is designed to be a first class facility and is proud to be an addition to the community. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

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American Truck Showrooms — Tommy Proctor Heads Up Atlanta Service

American Trucks : April 2, 2013 4:14 pm : Press Release

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/02/535336/10027152/en/American-Truck-Showrooms-Tommy-Proctor-Heads-Up-Atlanta-Service.html?parent=536597

NEWNAN, Ga., April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Truck Showrooms’ (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com) new Class 8 Truck Dealership in Newnan, Georgia is pleased to have Tommy Proctor as its new Director of Service.

Proctor was previously Service Manager at American Truck Showrooms in Gulfport, Mississippi. Previous to that he worked for Capitol Volvo and Freightliner.

His experience with Volvo and Freightliner brands as well as other Class 8 trucks and Cummins and Detroit engines makes him a great addition to the American Truck Showrooms Atlanta management team. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

American Truck Showrooms (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com) opened in March of this year, just off of I-85 in Newnan, which is south of the Atlanta airport. Customers drive and fly in to take delivery of their late model Volvo, Kenworth, Freightliner or Peterbilt truck.

American Truck Showrooms (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com) offers its customers a program whereby they can elect to Rent the truck with the Option to Purchase. As a part of the program, the company includes Power Protection Plans. This allows the customer to receive 50% off parts and labor at any of the American Truck Showrooms locations. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

Currently American Truck Showrooms has dealerships in Atlanta and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and plans further expansion within the year to additional cities. (www.AmericanTruckShowrooms.com)

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American Truck Showrooms Atlanta Stocks New Facility

American Trucks : March 19, 2013 4:20 pm : Press Release

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/03/19/531858/10025753/en/American-Truck-Showrooms-Atlanta-Stocks-New-Facility.html?parent=555467

NEWNAN, Ga., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) in Newnan, Georgia is the Atlanta area dealership for the Company. The Newnan dealership is a branch of the highly successful company based in Gulfport, Mississippi.

The new dealership is located off of I-85 south of Atlanta. Its location gives it easy access to the interstate as well as the Atlanta airport, which is the headquarters for Delta and is the major airport hub in the Southeast. (www.americantruckshowrooms.com)

The American Truck Showrooms’ staff has been busy setting up its facility and this has included moving in a large number of late model trucks. These include a group of 2010 Peterbilt 387 tractor units. Other trucks included in the inventory are Volvo, Kenworth, and Freightliner. (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) The ages of the trucks range from 2007 model year to 2011. All trucks are Class 8, over the road tractors and are well appointed with many options that Owner-Operators desire.

The dealership currently has 5 employees and is interviewing now to add several more to its staff. (www.americantruckshowrooms.com)

American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) is looking forward to being a significant addition to the Newnan, Georgia community. They also are pleased that they can offer their trucks to owner-operators on a No Credit Check basis, using their rental with option to purchase program. The company has provided thousands of customers from its Gulfport location and look forward to many more from the Atlanta area.

With the close proximity to the Atlanta airport, the company expects many new customers to fly in as well. (www.americantruckshowrooms.com)

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American Truck Showrooms Announces Samantha Cook Moving to New Atlanta Dealership

American Trucks : March 8, 2013 4:21 pm : Press Release

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/03/08/529315/10024529/en/American-Truck-Showrooms-Announces-Samantha-Cook-Moving-to-New-Atlanta-Dealership.html?parent=531858

GULFPORT, Miss., March 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) is pleased to announce the promotion and transfer of Samantha Cook from its American Truck Showrooms dealership in Gulfport, Mississippi to its new Atlanta area branch.

Cook will act as Assistant to the General Manager of American Truck Showrooms Atlanta. She will be responsible for transportation of trucks within the American Truck Showrooms operation, as well as being the liaison between the Atlanta branch and its headquarters office in Gulfport, Mississippi. In her previous position, Samantha was an account representative and customer liaison in Gulfport. (www.americantruckshowrooms.com)

American Truck Showrooms (www.americantruckshowrooms.com) is opening its new location in Newnan, Georgia this March. It will carry Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Volvo late model trucks. In her new position, Ms. Cook will report to Anthony “Dusty” DeStefano, the General Manager of the American Truck Showrooms for Atlanta. (www.americantruckshowrooms.com)

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American Truck Group Builds “Green” Mississippi Dealership

American Trucks : July 18, 2012 5:14 pm : News, Press Release

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/aftermarket/news/story/2012/07/american-truck-group-builds-green-mississippi-dealership.aspx?prestitial=1

American Truck Group and its CEO, Louis “Louie” J. Normand Jr., have built a new “green” truck dealership in Gulfport, Miss.

Normand spent many months of planning and testing ideas for heat and air, lighting and washing trucks. He decided on LED truck technology to light the dealership and built an LED panel that is run by banks of 12-volt batteries that are “trickle charged.” The lights will last for years and use considerably less than traditional 110-volt electric. The lights are used throughout the dealership and the panels are also used to light the parking lot.

In the truck wash the LED lights can be run by the 12-volt battery banks, 110 electricity and also …
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