Volvo Trucks North America announces Vanguard Truck Centers, a multi-regional, full-service commercial truck dealer group and leasing operation, has acquired Charlotte-based Advantage Truck Centers and Advantage Truck Leasing.

Vanguard Truck Centers is one of Volvo Truck’s leading sales and leasing dealer groups, with locations in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Arizona. The acquisition of Advantage expands Vanguard’s authorized Volvo Trucks dealership footprint from 20 to 23 locations, adding three Volvo locations in North Carolina, including sales and service operations in Charlotte, Greensboro and Hickory. The expanded group now has approximately 900 employees, a total of 360 dedicated Volvo Trucks service bays, an extensive parts inventory and is one of the largest leasing operations in the Volvo Trucks dealer network.

“The addition of Advantage Truck Centers strengthens Vanguard’s position as one of the largest Volvo Trucks dealer groups in North America and one of the largest dealer-owned leasing companies,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president at Volvo Trucks North America. “Vanguard and Advantage have been outstanding ambassadors of the Volvo Trucks brand, proven by more than 25 years of dedication to performance, safety, service and improving our customers’ ownership experiences.”

Vanguard was founded in 1989, acquiring its first Volvo Trucks dealership in Atlanta in 1994.

“We are proud to welcome Advantage Truck Centers and Advantage Truck Leasing to the Vanguard family,” stated Tom Ewing, president and CEO of Vanguard Truck Centers. “I have tremendous admiration for what Advantage has accomplished in North Carolina, and Vanguard will continue to build on that standard of excellence by providing best-in-class trucks, parts, service and leasing for our customers.”

Founded in Charlotte in 1995, Advantage is a highly respected Volvo Trucks dealer group that built a consistent track record of growth and success in the Southeast region. Last year, Volvo Trucks recognized Advantage as the 2020 Volvo Trucks North American Dealer of the Year.

“I have known and respected the Vanguard dealer family for over 30 years and have always considered their values, work ethic, and professionalism to be compatible with ours,” said Terry Young, owner and CEO of Advantage Truck Centers. “I look forward to bringing our combined teams together under the Vanguard brand and corporate structure.”

Volvo Trucks Dealer Group Advantage Acqured by Vanguard

CAPTION: Advantage Truck Centers’ Greensboro, North Carolina location is one of three that has been acquired by Vanguard Truck Centers, making Vanguard one of Volvo Trucks North America’s largest dealer groups in the U.S.

Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.