Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries through its newly acquired Truck Enterprises Group has acquired privately held Great Dane Trailer distributor/dealer for El Paso, Laredo and McAllen/Pharr, Texas, with territory stretching to Las Cruces, N.M. Doggett purchased this business from El Paso’s legendary trucking magnate and International Truck dealer, Royal Jones. The purchase price was undisclosed.
This acquisition comes on the heels of Doggett’s acquisition of El Paso’s Truck Enterprises two weeks ago and Doggett’s acquisition of the Freightliner dealerships throughout the State of Arkansas last year. The addition of Great Dane complements Doggett’s existing Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in El Paso, Laredo and McAllen/Pharr as they will now sell and service flatbeds, dry freight and refrigerated vans with their over-the-road truck offerings.
Senior vice president of the Doggett Truck Group, Paul Burk, said, “The addition of Great Dane products to Doggett’s world-class lineup allows Doggett to further partner with trucking companies and truck dealers on a measurable and meaningful basis. We are very proud to be partners with Great Dane and expect to have extraordinary growth with their products just as we have had extraordinary growth in our truck (Freightliner), tractor (John Deere), forklift (Toyota), crane (LinkBelt) and auto businesses (Ford).”
Great Dane’s history dates back to 1900, having, over those decades, established itself as the transportation solutions leader of today – delivering innovative products and exceptional services that help its trucking customers and employees succeed. Great Dane engineers and builds the industry’s premier high-quality trailers and truck bodies, manufacturing 49,000 trailers in 2018. Great Dane’s headquarters are in Savannah, Georgia with manufacturing plants throughout North America.
Doggett is a Houston-based diversified heavy equipment dealer for seven first-tier manufacturers (www.doggett.com) that are either No. 1 or 2 in their respective industries: John Deere construction and forestry equipment (17 dealerships), Toyota Industrial Equipment - forklifts & material handling (seven dealerships), Freightliner and Western Star onhighway and vocational trucks (nine dealerships), Link Belt Cranes (three dealerships) , a Ford auto and truck dealership and now Great Dane Trailers (three dealerships).