This family-owned Indiana truck dealer offers 3rd generation driving

By supporting the regional logistics industry, family-owned businesses are fueling growth

Indianapolis, September 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Palmer Trucks, a commercial truck dealer group owned and operated by the Kenworth family for 58 years, announces third generation of leadership after a decade of tremendous growth led by a CEO of more than 20 years John Nicholls. during John Nicholls Over the company’s tenure, the dollar volume of business, geographic footprint served, and number of employees more than doubled. privately owned, IndianaThe headquartered company employs 454 Hoosiers across the state as part of its team of more than 700 members across the state. illinois, Indiana, Kentucky And Ohio.

John Nicholls He will assume the role of CEO, like his sons, Jacob and Scott NicholsLeading the organization day to day. “We have experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 years here at Crossroads of America, and we have evolved and adapted to better support regional businesses with expanded facilities, quality engineered Kenworth trucks, and cutting-edge technology,” comments John. When reflecting on his career and mentoring his children, he added, “It is now time for the next generation to take on a more involved role in our daily operations so that we continue to grow and adapt to best serve the trucking industry. I look forward to providing continued guidance and direction.”

Scott Nicholsgrandson of the founder Eldon Palmer With over 20 years in the industry, he will serve as CEO and Co-President. Scott adds: “It is an honor and a privilege to lead our organization with great humility, and I look to what the future holds with an open mind. My grandfather and father have been a tremendous inspiration, and I hope to follow in their footsteps by treating everyone with honesty, dignity and respect.”

According to the Indiana Motor Trucking Association, more than 220,000 Hoosiers work in the trucking industry within IndianaWhich means that one in every 12 residents plays a direct role in transporting the country’s goods.

Jacob Nicholsgrandson of the founder Eldon Palmer, will assume the role of Chief Human Resources Officer and Co-President of developing additional well-paying jobs for Hoosier residents. “There is huge potential for young people,” comments Jacob Indiana Residents to find meaningful jobs with endless growth and opportunities. I am thrilled to lead our team in developing and growing programs to support these people at Palmer Trucks.” Palmer Trucks new excellent The programme, scheduled to launch this fall, will provide job seekers with a passion for learning, free entry-level education and a job as a diesel technician, which will narrow the skills gap and provide stable, long-term employment opportunities. The program will serve all Palmer Trucks locations across illinois, Indiana, Kentucky And Ohio.

About Palmer Trucks

Palmer Trucks, Inc. is a The regional leader in selling, leasing, leasing, manufacturing, repairing and financing Kenworth ® – the world’s best medium and heavy duty trucks. founded in Indianapolis In July of 1965 AD Eldon PalmerThe company has since expanded as a third-generation company throughout illinois, Indiana, Kentucky And Ohio With over 700 team members, a network of 12 dealers and three TRP parts stores. The company is A-rated and an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. Additional information can be found at

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