Kenworth of South Florida has opened a new parts and service location near U.S. Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Fla., about three miles east of Interstate 95. The new location joins Kenworth of South Florida’s Fort Lauderdale facility, which is about 110 miles to the south, and a parts location opened in 2012 in Riviera Beach.
In addition to local agriculture, Todd Hays, the dealer principal of Kenworth of South Florida, said
Fort Pierce is home to one of Florida’s 14 deepwater seaports. Last year, the state approved funding for seaport and intermodal projects, including an update of the Port of Fort Pierce Master Plan. That plan identified enhancements with a focus on attracting more break bulk, bulk and more regional cargo from smaller vessels.
“We also anticipate our new parts and service location will be important in serving the needs of asphalt contractors, construction companies, seafood haulers and beverage distributors as port activity continues to increase,” Hays added.
Kenworth of South Florida — Fort Pierce is located at 1850 South U.S. Route 1, near downtown Fort Pierce and the waterfront, about a mile from the Fort Pierce Inlet. The 13,000-square-foot building provides room for an extensive parts inventory in a 4,100 square-foot parts area. The dealership offers customers ample room to park their trucks and trailers. A driver’s lounge with wireless Internet provides a comfortable place for customers to get caught up on paperwork while waiting for their trucks to be serviced.
There are 12 service bays and a mobile service truck that can respond to the remote service needs of agricultural product haulers and citrus farms and other customers. The location will also offer parts delivery.