2nd Chance Diesel – Putting Trucks Together – And Taking Them Apart

Steve Pollock
April 2021

Kearney, MO…. After keeping his own fleet of trucks on the road for 24 years, Jason Bates discovered that it was harder and harder to find honest people to deal with.  In 2020 Jason and his wife Tannile decided to start their own company, that is strong and reliable with integrity, and treats others like they would like to be treated.  Using a repair facility that served their own fleet of trucks and a salvage license they had obtained, the Bates launched 2nd Chance Diesel.  Their goal was to offer good, reclaimed parts for the consumer at affordable and competitive rates.

Today 2nd Chance Diesel has grown to offer so much more.  With a staff of 16 employees, most of whom are trained and experienced mechanics, 2nd Chance Diesel offers both used and remanufactured truck engines, as well as in and out of frame overhauls for their customers.  They also perform computer diagnostics, tire and wheel service and body work and painting – everything from minor repairs to major overhauls.  2nd Chance Diesel also offers mobile repair services within a 50 mile radius of Kearney, Missouri.  Reman engines carry a 1 year unlimited mileage warranty and include: Detroit Series 60 12.7 and 14.1 litre; along with DD15 and DD13; CAT C12 and C13, 15 Acert and Non-Acert. As well as 3406 A, B & C and 3406E.  Cummins engines include N14, N14E, ISX; Volvo D13 and Paccar MX13.

With an in-house machine shop, 2nd Chance Diesel also offers reconditioned cam shafts, crank shafts, cylinder heads, blocks and many other parts.  In short, 2nd Chance Diesel carries all the parts that go on a semi-truck, including body parts – all of which can be shipped anywhere in the USA.

2nd Chance Diesel also offers complete Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) services, including in house cleaning, parts, repairs and complete remanufacturing.  The company also provides trailer repair services as well.

2nd Chance Diesel is located at 981 W. Innovation Drive in Kearney, Missouri, off exit 26 of I-35 in the Northeast corner of Kansas City.  You can contact them at 816-293-9570 or by email: [email protected].  You can view the company’s inventory at www.2ndchancediesel.com