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As Seen in NNBW: Peterbilt, Silver State International donate engines to TMCC

Peterbilt Truck Parts and Equipment and Silver State International donated equipment to the Truckee Meadows Community College diesel mechanic program.

The donation includes the latest ISX 15 and ISL9 engines with Allison Transmissions.

These state-of-the-art components offer students hands-on experience with leading-edge technology. The donation will allow students to work with a relevant brand and product that is used in medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment and Silver State International announced that Charlie Crabtree has been promoted to parts, service, and sales representative and Mike McKnight to service sales and mobile service dispatch representative.

In Crabtree’s new role, he is responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships while representing both dealerships.

He has 17 years of experience in the industry with his previous role at Silver State International being in front counter parts sales. Before Silver State International, Crabtree worked at an automotive parts store for seven years.

In his new role, McKnight is responsible for meeting customers at their premises to assess maintenance requirements for their trucks and coordinate the service, whether that be at the shop or dispatching maintenance onsite.

With more than 19 years of experience, his journey with Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment began when he joined as a service technician in 2005 and in 2014 was promoted to shop foreman.

As an Army veteran, with more than 13 years of active duty, McKnight continues his tradition of service in a civil capacity. He believes in fostering a supportive network within the veteran community by volunteering with the Nevada Veterans Coalition as well as the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery.

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Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment and Silver State International announced Kristopher Brown has been promoted to leasing general manager for the company’s Idealease and Paclease divisions.

Prior to this, Brown was a service technician for Silver State International. His responsibilities included diagnosing and repairing a diverse range of trucks and equipment, mentoring apprentice technicians, assisting colleagues with troubleshooting and repairs, overhauling diesel engines, resolving complex electrical issues, and liaison with Original Equipment Manufacturers to ensure vehicles were repaired to the highest standard.

In his new role as leasing general manager, Brown will oversee the daily operations of the lease and rental department. His duties will encompass managing operational expenses in line with business plan objectives, maintaining facilities and assets, driving profitable growth and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Brown’s qualifications include completion of courses in Paclease Franchise Management, supervisory training and various OEM-provided training. He is also the recipient of an International Master Truck Certification and was honored with an internal MVP award in 2023.

Outside of his professional commitments, Brown dedicates his time to serving on the High Desert Little League board of directors and volunteering as a coach for multiple youth sports.

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We are thrilled to announce that Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Oval Award by Peterbilt Motors Co. We are immensely proud of our dedicated team, whose hard work and passion have made this achievement possible. Their relentless pursuit of excellence ensures that we continue to provide top-notch service and quality to our valued customers. This award not only recognizes our past accomplishments but also inspires us to strive for even greater heights in the future. Thank you to our incredible team and loyal customers for being a part of our success. We look forward to continuing to serve you with the same dedication and excellence that earned us this remarkable recognition.

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Yesterday, we had the pleasure of visiting the Diesel Mechanic program at Truckee Meadows Community College. We had a fun-filled BBQ event as a way to connect with and support the aspiring mechanics. It was heartwarming to see the enthusiasm and dedication of these students towards their craft. We are proud to sponsor such talented individuals and be a part of their journey towards becoming skilled professionals. A huge thank you to TMCC for having us!


We are a proud sponsor of this year’s Logistics Leadership Conference! Join TMCC and the Frank N. Bender Center for Applied Logistics Management (CALM) for a day of insightful speakers and industry/student networking. RSVP here!

RSVP Information
Event: Frank N. Bender Logistics Leadership Conference
Date: Friday, April 26, 2024
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: TMCC Dandini Campus, V. James Eardley Student Services Center, Red Mountain Building, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno, Nevada 89512
Catering: Lunch provided by the award-winning TMCC Culinary Program
Networking: Full Tilt Logistics is sponsoring a Wine and Cheese R&R that will be held during the Centerpiece Raffle. Two tickets per registration, must be 21+.

Mark your calendars! Silver State International and Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment are proud to host the 3rd annual NV Kids Foundation Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, April 20, 2024! NV Kids Foundation is still looking for sponsors so check it out here.

Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment announced recent expansion of its cutting-edge body shop.

The expanded facility boasts 12 service bays and has provided six new positions within the department. The facility is equipped with the area’s only Beeline-certified frame correction rack.

The body shop also features a 50-foot side down draft paint booth with an Imron Elite mixing bank, AcquireRX camera, a full line of fabrication and welding equipment, including MIG, TIG, Air Arc, and capabilities in steel and aluminum.

The body shop is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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