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The challenges of growing a business require growth…something every business needs to be able to do, in order to meet the demands of their customers. We know that at Nebraska Truck Center, we need to keep expanding to better serve our customers with service repairs, new & used parts, and the sales of new (Freightliner & Western Star) and used trucks. We are excited to announce we are adding a new surface to our second lot in Grand Island to allow us more room to grow and accommodate more trucks and trailers.

In March of 2001, we built our facility in Grand Island three miles north of Interstate 80 along US Highway 281. The Highway 281 location consists of a 56,000 square foot state-of-the-art building housing the company’s service, parts, sales and administrative offices. The service area offers 15 large service bays big enough to handle heavy or medium duty trucks and a large [...]

This week we celebrate Hastings as it is the home to our Body Shop and Used Parts Store. We also sell new parts in Hastings as well. We are currently adding onto our building to better serve more customers and store more parts.

Enjoy this advertisement that is featured on KSNB, Channel 4 and 10/11 News as they celebrate Our Town Hastings.

Things have sure changed at our Hastings location since January 23rd, 2019, when we took a few swings at our old main parts warehouse before Chief Construction took over and completed the demo. This spring/summer proved to be a little wet for us and many others in our community, so our construction was postponed until the ground was dry enough to continue. Well now we are in full swing to get our building up and the remodel complete. Some very important beams went up today and we are very excited to share it with you! We anticipate our project to be complete by January 2020.

We’ve got beams and the foundation for our new warehouse – Nebraska Truck Center, Hastings, NE.

All of our departments in Hastings – New & Used Parts (ReRuns) and our Collision Center have been fully operating during the construction period. They will remain open as well, as we complete the [...]

(Left to right) Kent Brown, President; Lloyd Brown, Chairman; and Kurt Brown, Vice President of Nebraska Truck Center.

Nebraska Truck Center is celebrating it’s 50th Year in Business. We are celebrating by hosting Business After Hour Events with each of our locations community’s Chamber of Commerce – Grand Island, North Platte and Hastings. Our main location in Grand Island hosted their event on June 20th. North Platte will be having their’s on August 2nd and Hastings will be holding theirs in the early part of 2020.

Our keys to success over our 50 years: continued growth; the tradition of promoting managers from withing; partnerships with franchisers, factories and vendors; and last, but not least, its employees and customers. — Kent Brown, President of Nebraska Truck Center.

Please enjoy this great article written by The Grand Island Independent [...]

Nebraska Truck Center, Inc. is officially launching their new company logo today.

The updated logo brings a fresh and modern appearance to the company’s brand identity while carrying over visual elements from past company logos such as the red and black color scheme and incorporating a truck into the design.

“Our new visual identity upholds our strong past, yet better communicates what Nebraska Truck Center stands for today and where we are headed in the future.” said company President, Kent Brown. “Our past logos were designed by our founders, so we wanted to keep strong visual elements that reflect our heritage in this new logo. We feel the new logo will emphasize our past, our forward-thinking mindset and our objective to excel at serving our customers in today’s changing world. This is reflected by our use of [...]

saltzmanbrosbrownsGary Saltzman wrote up the history between Nebraska Truck Center and Saltzman Bros. when Nebraska Truck Center purchased back the 1970 Freightliner Cabover on April 26, 2016 that was originally sold to Saltzman Bros. in 1970. The significance of this truck is that it’s the second truck sold off the Grand Island lot after Nebraska Truck Center opened for business. Below is the story Gary provided us. Nebraska Truck Center greatly appreciates the opportunity to have a loyal and dedicated working relationship and friendship with Saltzman’s Bros over the past 46 years.

It was in the year 1966 that Darreld Saltzman became acquainted with Lloyd Brown, Kent Coen, and Floyd Hough, through friend Ed Nellen, which led to Don & Roland Saltzman buying our first White Freightliner in Omaha at White Motor Co. in 1966.

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