Kenworth of South Florida has opened a new parts and service location near U.S. Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Fla., about three miles east of Interstate 95.
The new parts and service location joins Kenworth of South Florida's Fort Lauderdale facility, about 110 miles to the south, and a parts location opened in 2012 in Riviera Beach.
"Fort Pierce is experiencing growth in the agricultural industry as citrus exports to Asia expand and with that has come an increasing need for truck parts and service by local agricultural haulers and farms," said Todd Hays, dealer principal of Kenworth of South Florida.
Fort Pierce is home to one of Florida's 14 deepwater seaports and in 2012 the Florida Legislature and governor passed significant funding for seaport and intermodal projects. An update of the Port of Fort Pierce Master Plan in 2012 identified several enhancements that could be done to the regional transportation system and the port with a focus on attracting more break bulk, bulk and more regional cargo from smaller vessels.
"We also anticipate our new parts and service location will be important in serving the needs of asphalt contractors, construction companies, seafood haulers and beverage distributors as port activity continues to increase," Hays added.
Kenworth of South Florida - Fort Pierce is located at 1850 South U.S. Route 1, near downtown Fort Pierce and the waterfront, about a mile from the Fort Pierce Inlet. The 13,000 square-foot building provides room for an extensive parts inventory in a 4,100 square-foot parts area. The dealership offers customers ample room to park their trucks and trailers. A driver's lounge with wireless Internet provides a comfortable place for customers to get caught up on paperwork while waiting for their trucks to be serviced.
There are 12 service bays and a mobile service truck, which can respond to the remote service needs of agricultural product haulers and citrus farms and other customers. The location will also offer parts delivery.
"With our location's large service area and expansive inventory of TRP parts, we can provide customers superior all-makes truck service and parts support," Hays said.
Kenworth of South Florida - Fort Pierce is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 772-409-1800. Matt Farmer is branch manager. Tony Aiello is parts manager and Henry "Hank" Lequear is shop foreman.
The new parts and service location is part of a Kenworth dealer network of nearly 340 locations in the United States and Canada. Kenworth of South Florida - Fort Pierce is also part of Kenworth's constant commitment for superior dealer service as demonstrated by Kenworth receiving the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service, Two Years in a Row", according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM.*
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.
*Kenworth received the highest numerical score for heavy-duty truck dealer service in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2012 study based on 1,725 primary maintainers of 2011 model-year Class 8 heavy-duty trucks measuring six manufacturers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of those surveyed in February-May 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com