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  • Central Coast Truck Center to Break Ground in Early 2020

    The newest addition to California Truck Centers, Central Coast Truck Center, is breaking ground in Santa Maria in the first quarter of 2020. Just entering its 90th year, owned and operated continuously by the Howard Family, the 3rd and 4th generation are excited to bring to the Central Coast its Freightliner and Western Star Commercial Trucks. 

    The dealership group purchased nine acres on West Stowell Road in April of 2019 and is beginning construction of a 39,000 square foot full service facility. It will be home to state of the art, service, parts and sales operations and anticipates a workforce of 50-65 employees. It is expected to be the largest dealership of its kind in the Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo County area, filling a void that needed filling. 

    California Truck Center is headquartered in Fresno and now operating in eight locations with over 650 employees, exclusively representing their products from the Grapevine to north of Yuba City. 

    For many years the Central Coast has been a destination that Howard family members have enjoyed. There has long been a dream to one day have a dealership “over on the coast”. Now that dream is becoming reality.

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce will help Central Coast Truck Center celebrate their ground breaking in early February. Stay tuned to santamaria.com for details about this event!