Kenworth Trucks Are Coming to Chesapeake Truck Center
Newly formed partnership brings increased heavy duty truck presence along with facility expansion plans. 


Chesapeake Truck, an All Roads company, and Tri-State Kenworth, an Aviant Truck Center, are pleased to announce a partnership (Aviant-Chesapeake Trucks, LLC) which brings the full line of Kenworth medium and heavy-duty products to the Chesapeake Truck Center in Rosedale, Maryland.  As part of the agreement, the new Kenworth franchise will operate as Kenworth Mid Atlantic and will provide immediate availability to Kenworth heavy and medium duty trucks, parts and service support for the region. 

 

Aviant-Chesapeake Trucks will continue to operate the Chesapeake Ford Trucks franchise, which features the Ford commercial vehicle line-up of F-250 through F-750 products, in the same commercial truck center.  

"We could not be more excited about the opportunity to represent both Ford and Kenworth, two complementary and leading brands in the commercial truck industry," said Aviant-Chesapeake Trucks CEO Scott Patrohay. "I truly believe this enables us to offer the most complete line-up of the best built trucks available and will enable us to better meet our customers' needs in the region."

Chesapeake Truck was founded in 1967 by Al Kleeman.  Since 2002 the dealership has been run by Al's son, David, with the goal of providing high quality 24/7 service to its commercial customers.  

"We see tremendous opportunity and need for Kenworth in the Baltimore area, especially with the increased investment in distribution centers by Amazon, Under Armour and other Tradepoint Atlantic projects in East Baltimore. We have a large base of customers who are looking forward to jumping behind the wheel of this best-in-class product line." said David Kleeman, President of Chesapeake Truck. 

Tri State Kenworth, an Aviant Truck Center, operates multiple Kenworth dealerships in the Connecticut market.  "As we started to explore expansion into the Baltimore market, a partnership with Chesapeake Truck was clearly the best solution.  The partnership would allow Tri State to bring its extensive Kenworth experience and marry it to an experienced team who knows the truck business in the Baltimore region. The partnership allows us to enter the market and hit the ground running day one," said Scott Patrohay, President of Tri State Kenworth.

In addition, the company has announced a multi-million dollar facility expansion plan, which doubles the size of the current facility and greatly increase the number of service bays, parking availability and on-site driver amenities. 

"Our customers are going to see a tremendous benefit from the facility upgrade with faster service, an improved trailer drop area, an increased number of service bays and technicians, expanded heavy truck parts inventory, and more," said Kleeman. "Construction on the new state-of-the-art facility is set to begin this spring but excitement has already started.  It will be one of the nicest truck dealerships on the East Coast."

The addition of Kenworth medium and heavy duty trucks fully complements the array of products and services delivered by the All Roads companies aimed at helping commercial clients power their businesses.  

"We want our group to be viewed as a value-added partner by all of our commercial customers and business owners.  Our customers are seeing great benefit to having one vendor with a knowledgeable staff who can provide trucks, construction equipment (Vermeer & Yanmar), trailers, multiple daily parts deliveries, 24/7 mobile on-site service, and pick-up and delivery service.  The addition of Kenworth greatly increases our ability to deliver value to our partners," said Wendy Nieberlein, CFO All Roads. 

About All Roads
Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, the All Roads group of companies represents one of the largest privately held, multi-channel retail and commercial services enterprises spanning 26 locations in the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley. It's commercial services companies feature dedicated commercial truck facilities in the Baltimore and Washington market, over $15 million in parts inventory, 50 parts delivery vehicles servicing the region with multiple daily deliveries, the largest commercial vehicle sales team in the region, over 20 mobile service and hydraulic repair crews that operate 24/7, and twelve full-service Vermeer equipment dealerships specializing in equipment for utility installation, agriculture, surface mining, tree care, and construction.  For more information visit KenworthMidAtlantic.com and AllRoadsCompany.com.

About Tri-State Kenworth
Tri-State Kenworth has been a full service Kenworth dealer since 1996 with two locations in Connecticut.  The dealership has 50 service bays including a chassis dyno and a fully capable fabrication and welding shop.  Tri-State maintains over $4.5 million in Heavy Duty parts inventory along with a fleet of 8 delivery vehicles to meet the needs of its customers.  The company has the ability to meet all of their customers' service needs from DPF cleaning to complete engine rebuild services.  For more information visit TriStateKW.com.

About Kenworth Truck Company
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.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.