Tallman Group has announced a new joint venture with Rush Enterprises, operator of the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America.
Both companies will own 50% of the new joint venture, which will operate Tallman Group’s network of Canadian commercial vehicle dealerships.
Tallman Group will rebrand as Rush Truck Centres of Canada, but will retain its leadership with Kevin G. Tallman serving as chief executive officer and Roger Poirier as president.
“This is a very exciting partnership for our entire network of employees and customers that have known and trusted Tallman Group for 45 years. This partnership will give us tremendous access to industry leading technology which should greatly enhance our entire customer service experience,” said Tallman.
“I am extremely excited to announce Rush Enterprises’ joint venture with Tallman Group,” added W.M. ‘Rusty’ Rush, chairman, CEO and president of Rush Enterprises.
“The Tallman family has built a successful and respected International Truck dealership network in Ontario, which is consistently recognized as one of the best performing International Truck dealership groups in North America. We believe this joint venture will provide customers with best-in-class service by combining the advanced operating systems developed by Rush Enterprises with the operational abilities of the Tallman Group.”
With 110 locations in 22 states, Rush is the largest commercial vehicle dealer in North America. Tallman Group has been in business since 1973 and is the largest International dealer in Canada