Bringing in the big rigs

DALLAS PIKE, W.Va. – Hunter Truck Sales is the largest commercial truck dealer in the Northeast Region.

And soon, it will open its newest, and western-most location, in Dallas Pike near The Highlands.

Hunter Truck Sales & Service will be located at 1 W. Alexander Rd. It will be housed behind Gumby’s in the site of the former truck wash.

The facility will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday’s by appointment. It is scheduled to open Monday.

Initially, Hunter’s lone West Virginia location will be only for parts and service. However, the plan is to offer a full-line of Peterbilt new trucks for sale shortly thereafter.

“There won’t be a full blown sales team there until a little later, but there will be truck sales working out of this location,” Dave Hunter said.

A key feature is that Hunter will be able to do service work on both compressed and liquid natural gas vehicles.

There is a dedicated, explosion-proof bay in order to service these vehicles and certified technicians to work on them. The bay features sensors that will automatically kick on exhaust fans in the event of an issue.

Hunter explained a big reason for placing a location in this area had to do with his current client base.

“It’s an open territory, plus we have a lot of customers down in this area now that we take care of,” Hunter said. “It’s a long haul for them currently, and for our mobile service truck to travel down.

“We’re generating enough business we felt it best to put a full service location in the area.”

The next closest location is on Campbell’s Run Road near Robinson Township.

In the future, Hunter said this location will also be able to lease new trucks as well as sell them outright.

“More than half of our facilities have leasing capabilities,” Hunter said. “We will have it here in the near future.”

Hunter Truck Sales & Service is available by calling (304) 547-2880 or (888) 847-1038. It can be found online as well by visiting

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