Dickinson Fleet Services (DFS) has acquired Interstate Truck Center (ITC), forming a partnership which will provide fleets with an increased breadth of mobile services across both scheduled and unscheduled fleet maintenance.
The combined entity has mobile power, mobile trailer, and mobile emergency service capabilities across an enhanced footprint, with a combined fleet of more than 700 mobile repair units, according to the companies. The partnership will also position Dickinson and ITC to better capitalize on the shift to mobile maintenance demanded by the fleet maintenance industry today.
Interstate will continue to operate under its founder-led management team and be supported by the Dickinson platform.
"ITC has built a strong reputation for providing exceptional and timely emergency mobile repair services nationwide. This strong track record will serve as a solid base to accelerate future growth for both DFS and ITC by expanding our market presence and service offering for new and existing customers," said Ted Coltrain, executive officer at Dickinson.
As companies grapple with increasing supply chain complexity, driver shortages, and the impacts of e-commerce, the mobile emergency services offered by DFS and ITC will continue to drive incremental value for North American fleets by minimizing downtime and reducing inefficiencies in the repair cycle.
"We can now provide a self-performing, full-service solution for our customers across both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, which is truly unique in the industry today," added Mike Dickinson, executive officer at Dickinson Fleet Services.
ITC marks Dickinson's tenth acquisition since 2017. DFS continues to pursue additional acquisition targets across North America.
"Partnering with Dickinson provides us with a unique opportunity to more effectively deliver on our promise to customers of always having knowledgeable, professional technicians available to keep our customers' fleets moving. Together, we will deliver industry-changing commitments to reduce downtime for our customers. The partnership of ITC and DFS is a natural fit and will create tremendous growth opportunities for all involved," said Scott Higgs, president of Interstate Truck Center.