By George Fullerton
Peterbilt Atlantic is very proud of their brand new Fredericton location and they invite their customers, potential customers and persons associated with the trucking industry to their Grand Opening Friday, September 22.
The new facility is located at 125 Greenview Drive at exit 281 (Hanwell Road). The festivities will begin at 2:00 PM and extend into the evening, wrapping up at 8:00 PM.
In addition to providing sales and service for all classes of Peterbilt trucks, Peterbilt Atlantic also provides trailer sales and service and parts through its subsidiary Rockico Trailer Sales.
The grand opening will give visitors an opportunity to check out the ten drive-through service bays, including Canada’s first Express drive-through check in. The new facility also includes a large wash bay and amply paved parking for new and used trucks as well as servicing customer equipment.
The front of the shop includes a large ‘park in’ showroom equipped with a Peterbilt product and parts counter and comfy stools. The front end also has a reception desk and a view of the mezzanine floor where administration offices, including PacLease and PACCAR Financial, are located. A large area of the showroom is dedicated to an extensive selection of service parts, dress-up truck parts and Peterbilt swag for folks who wear their dedication to the Peterbilt marque.
Incidentally, the parts department area and stocking facility have been markedly expanded from the previous Fredericton location just off the Vanier Highway. The new facilities also include a large and very well appointed drivers’ lounge for comfort and convenience.
The Grand Opening will provide the opportunity to meet and engage with Peterbilt Atlantic staff, from managers and sales representatives through administrative staff parts and service personnel along with certified Peterbilt technicians.
Look forward to live music and being treated to a barbeque and refreshments. Peterbilt Atlantic also will offer many prizes during the event.
Peterbilt Atlantic staff will be on hand for guided tours throughout the facility, providing visitors an up close look at the service areas and specialized equipment capable of fully servicing trucks and trailers.
This grand opening is an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with new Peterbilt products as well as trailer offerings through Rockico.
Peterbilt Atlantic became established in 1994 with three generations of the Hawkins family managing the business from their Fredericton headquarters. Over the years the business has expanded to eight additional sales and service locations including Moncton, NB; Deer Lake, NL; Dartmouth, NS; Sydney NS; Kentville, NS; Charlottetown, PEI; Saint-Pascal, QC and Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, QC.☚