How and where can you find the best Freightliner dealers? You might think it is rather easy; simply hop on the internet, Google away five minutes and ‘POOF’ there they are!
If life was truly that simple this would be such a wonderful world to live in. Unfortunately we all live in the real world.
Sure you can do a search and a few companies might pop up. But then you must consider a few things:
- Where are they located (in relation to your location)?
- What services do they offer, and products do they carry?
- How is their pricing, as compared to their competitors?
- As a company, what is their standing (are they reliable, do good work)?
Of course there are a dozen other questions and things to consider whenever you go shopping for something. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for new truck tires, GPS tracking systems, or ways to prevent fuel misuse you need to conduct proper research into it.
Think about it this way. When you hire new staff you have a set of requirements. They could be to have a CDL license with ‘X’ endorsements, ‘X’ number years of experience, a good safety rating, and a good driving record and so on.
Then the truck driver resumes start piling in. You won’t simply look at the first few ones and say, “oh he/she looks good”. No, you will review as many as you can and check them out. You’ll check their driving and safety records, you’ll even check with past employers. All of this is to ensure you are getting the best truck driver you can.
So why would Freightliner dealers be any different? Well there are many things those in the trucking industry understand and a few that don’t. No one can be expected to know everything. Even in these articles I repeatedly tell you to not just take my word, but conduct your own independent research.
An informed consumer is their own best defense against potentially scrupulous companies. Not that all companies will purposely try to take advantage of the ill-informed. On the contrary, many are just as equally guilty of not getting the staff, which then can provide the best service.
So how can you get better informed? This is easy, and if you have read some of my previous articles you might even know what I will say. Check with the trucking forums, check out the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Consumer Reports, join trucking associations, and there are several other options as well.
The point being, in this day and age of information available instantly, at your fingertips, there is no excuse to not know as much as you can before you make a purchase, or get a service.
Now of course you all know what is meant by Freightliner dealers? Yes, they are a brand of truck. Freightliner dealers are companies that specialize in the sales of the brand Freightliner related equipment, trucks, and/or services. And as you all know they are a nationwide and popular truck.
They are most widely known for their class 8 trucks and heavy-duty trucks, commercial trucks/vehicles and related workhorses. These are most commonly found in the 5 through 8 weight class, as designated in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico, etc.).
They are a leader in the recreational class vehicles and walk-in vans. They pride themselves in their Mercedes-Benz and Detroit Diesel engines, but also offer natural gas alternatives as well.
You may or may not agree with this list but here are 10 best Freightliner dealers in the USA.
1. Freightliner Dealers – Freightliner
Freightliner (part of the Daimler Trucks North America LLC) is of course the top of the list. After all, their name is part of the title (purely by coincidence). They are one of the largest Freightliner dealers in the country, having been in business for over 75 years!
Freightliner has partnered with many other service centers, giving them over 700 locations throughout the USA. This ensures that you should be able to find a dealership near you. Another great thing about them is their dedicated staff is available twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.
2. Freightliner Dealers – Trans Chicago Truck Group
Trans Chicago truck group might not be as big as many of the other Freightliner dealers but they tend to have good reputation, with two locations in Illinois (Elmhurst and Shorewood).
They are open late Monday thru Friday and offer all day services on Saturday. They have certified technicians available assist with all your needs and their Shorewood location is Elite Support Certified!
3. Freightliner Dealers – Four Star Freightliner
In 1999 Jerry A.Kocan purchased the locations of the Freightliner Dealerships formerly known as Coblentz Truck Center (Montgomery, Alabama) and Freightliner Trucks of Dothan (Dothan, Alabama) from Daimler and in 2000 merged them together in one naming them “Four Star Freightliner”.
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Shortly after that, Four Star Freightliner opened a service facility to support the customers in South Georgia and those traveling on I-75. The service facility is off of Exit 59 on Interstate 75 in Tifton, Georgia.
It was recently remodeled and expanded to boast 20,000 square feet, with over 15 service bays. For those that are traveling on Interstate 10 and those in the panhandle of Florida, Four Star Freightliner opened a service facility in Tallahassee, Florida off of Exit 196 and Capital Circle in 2003.
Both the Tallahassee and Tifton are full service Freightliner, Western Star and Fuso locations as well as Cummins and Detroit engine certified service locations.
In 2011 they opened the Four Star’s location in Valdosta, Georgia which is located off of Interstate 75 and Exit 11. In one of Valdosta’s busiest Industrial Parks on Madison Highway (1527) with five acres and 25,000 square feet.
Located at 1803 West Oak Ridge Drive, is The Albany business. Since 1984 this location has been operating as a Detroit Diesel and Allison Transmission Sales, Parts and Service location and provides support for Freightliner and Western Star trucks, in addition to Detroit engines and components and Allison transmissions. It was opened in 2014.