Partnership to Provide Customers with Improved Access to Quality Electrical Products

January 26, 2017 – Summit Truck Group is pleased to announce they are now a Master Distributor of Purkeys electrical products in all 28 of the markets in which Summit Truck Group currently operates. Purkeys offers a comprehensive line of unique, patented, and customizable electrical products used by leading commercial truck carriers. The Summit-Purkeys agreement went into effect on January 1, 2017, and Summit has already stocked appropriate levels of all Purkeys products in Summit’s 32 locations and 2 parts warehouses.

“We are proud to become a Master Distributor for Purkeys” says Duke Fancher, Summit’s Vice President of Service. “The areas in which Purkeys wants to focus line up with Summit’s footprint across the 8 states in which we are located. Purkeys is involved with the Arkansas Trucking Association, the American Trucking Association, and many major customers of Summit, making this a great strategic partnership.” George Standridge, Summit’s Vice President of Parts added that, “Purkeys has already sent business our way and our locations are eager to begin selling Purkey’s high-quality products.” Standridge also noted that, “Because Purkeys designs, builds, and then patents many of their products, few competitors have access to similar products, and Summit has the most expansive multi-state representation.”

For Summit customers, Purkeys provides dependable, high-quality electrical products ‒ ranging from power inverters and harnesses to solar chargers, safety lighting, and liftgate and pallet jack chargers. This helps increase uptime for fleets by maximizing the effective­ness of their auxiliary equipment. The addition of this new product line from Purkeys to Summit’s robust portfiolio of quality all-makes parts (over $30 million in parts stocked across Summit’s network!), ensures that Summit’s customers continue to receive the highest levels of customer service and uptime in the industry.

“Purkeys and Summit Truck Group have always had a close relationship helping shared customers,” said Larry Rambeaux, Purkeys’ National Fleet Manager, “so as we looked for partners in our effort to have our products on shelves across the U.S., it was obvious we wanted them to be one of our premier master stocking distributors.”

About Summit Holdings

Summit Holdings is a privately-held company that does business as Summit Truck Group, Summit Bus, and Summit Idealease. The company operates 32 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Summit Truck Group represents and services International®, Volvo, Mack, Ford, and Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier specialty vehicles. Summit Bus represents and services IC Bus™, ElDorado National, and other commercial bus brands. Commercial truck lease and rental, mobile and dedicated maintenance services are offered through 19 Idealease™ locations. Summit serves customers with more than 1,250 employees, 475 technicians, over 475 service bays, and over $31 million in all-makes stocked parts. Additional information can be found at www.summittruckgroup.com.

 

About Purkeys

For more than 25 years, Purkeys has delivered innovative, cost-effective solutions for the electrical needs of heavy-duty fleets. They look at the electrical system as a whole, then strategically work to achieve the maximum return on investment while reducing maintenance costs and equipment usage. Their level of expertise has garnered more than 10 U.S. patents and attracted the attention of fleets, OEMs, and other industry leaders throughout North America. For more information, please go to purkeys.net