Harper Group unites dealerships with new name

TORONTO — The Harper Group is merging its truck dealerships to operate under the new name Harper Truck Centres.

Both Harper Ontario Truck Centres and Harper Freightliner will operate its six locations under the new name, Harper Truck Centres. Paul and Steve Harper co-owners of the Harper Group are expecting the merger to be completed by May 1.

“By merging these two organizations we will be in a greater position to better service our customers through a common company,” said Paul Harper.

The name change will allow Harper Truck Centres to establish itself with a prominent brand identity. The dealerships have been designed to merge in a manner that will not interrupt their ability to service customers. All aspects of the truck sales and commercial operations will remain entirely separate and focused on the individual brands.

“By fostering a one-company mentality through Harper Truck Centres we will be able to better leverage these dealerships and continue to offer superior products and service to our customers in a more efficient manner,” said Steve Harper.

Harper Group also named John Nelligan as Dealer Principal and shareholder of Harper Truck Centres. With the expansion of his duties, he will now oversee all six Harper Truck Centres dealership operations.

The Harper dealership business has grown substantially under Nelligan’s tenure through the addition of two locations in Oshawa and Milton, as well as adding the Western Star and Condor franchise to all three former Harper Ontario Truck Centres locations.

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