Advantage Truck Center is now Vanguard Truck Centers

Same Great People – Same Great Service – New Name

On November 1, 2021, Advantage Truck Centers opened as Vanguard Truck Centers.  The acquisition includes Advantage Truck Center and Truck Leasing locations in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and Hickory, North Carolina.

Advantage Vanguard signing
Seated left to right, Tom Ewing Vanguard CEO, Terry Young Advantage CEO, Ken Adkins Advantage President/COO. Standing left to right, Dave Delman Advantage CFO and Will Blue Vanguard CFO.

You will see and work with the same team you’ve known in the past.  The new North Carolina region locations will continue under the leadership of Advantage CEO Terry Young and President Ken Adkins.  Employees will continue to provide the same excellent service and support that earned them the 2020 Volvo Trucks Dealer Group of the Year Award.

“We are thrilled to welcome Advantage Truck Centers and Advantage Truck Leasing to the Vanguard family,” stated Tom Ewing, President and CEO of Vanguard Truck Centers. “I have followed Terry Young and his team for many years, and I have a tremendous respect for the platform they’ve built in North Carolina. We will build on what Advantage has established and continue to provide best-in-class trucks, parts, service and leasing for our customers.”

Founded in 1995, Advantage is a highly respected dealer group and leasing operation representing Volvo TrucksAutocarIsuzu Trucks and Hino Motors. Advantage has had a consistent track record of success in the Southeast region through both its dealership and lease & rental businesses.


The addition of Advantage will strengthen Vanguard’s position as one of the largest Volvo Trucks dealer groups in North America while growing its Isuzu network and adding Autocar and Hino Motors to its lineup of OEMs. Advantage Truck Leasing’s sizable fleet and operating expertise will accelerate Vanguard’s growth in its full-service leasing business.

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