Motor Truck Equipment Company Approaches A Century Of  Service

Steve Pollock
January 2024

CARLISLE, PA… The Motor Truck Equipment Company has been serving truckers for over 90 years.  Founded in 1933, the company has grown to ten Pennsylvania locations under the ownership and management of the Mitchell family.

Under the Motor Truck Equipment umbrella, the company has four distinct subsidiaries:

•Kenworth of Pennsylvania – Kenworth parts, sales, and service with dealerships in Carlisle, Clintonville, Dunmore, New Stanton, and Shartlesville

•Motor Truck Thermo King – dealerships in Carlisle and Shartlesville

•Motor Truck Pac Lease – Carlisle, Clintonville, Dunmore, New Stanton, and Shartlesville

•Additionally, the company offers Kenworth Parts and Service in Pittsburgh, York, Lancaster, and Muncy.

Two milestones in the Motor Truck Equipment Company’s history are receiving the Kenworth franchise 55 years ago in 1968 and becoming a Thermo King dealer for 17 Central Pennsylvania counties in 1943.

A lot has changed since 1933, and Motor Truck Equipment Company has changed with it.  They have added additional branches over the years to be more accessible to their customers parts and service needs, offering them fully staffed and knowledgeable parts and service departments with factory trained technicians.

Pac Lease locations offer full service leasing that include everything from financing, preventive maintenance, licensing, permitting, fuel tax reporting, and substitute vehicles so you can choose the services you need.

Through their network of Kenworth of Pennsylvania locations, complete Kenworth sales, service, and parts support is available as well as all Kenworth loyalty programs.  The full line-up of Kenworth trucks are in stock, including the popular W900L, T680, and even the new Electric T680E, K270E, and 370E models.  An extensive inventory of quality used trucks are in stock as well.  If you don’t drive a Kenworth, Kenworth of Pennsylvania offers parts and service for all makes of trucks and are authorized warranty and service centers for CAT, Cummins, PACCAR, with most locations located on or near major highways.  The company even offers maintenance services for your trailer as well.  In addition, Carlisle and Shartlesville offer complete Thermo King  sales, parts, and service.  Most locations offer extended service hours from 7 am – midnight Monday-Friday and Saturdays 7 am – 3 pm.

The Motor Truck Equipment Company also has career opportunities available throughout the branches – positions for outside parts reps, parts counter associates, parts warehouse lead associate, and service technicians.  The company offers competitive wages, a full benefit package and sign-on bonus for service technicians, see their website for details.

The only consistent thing in this world, it seems, is change and the Motor Truck Equipment Company will be continually evolving,  embracing new technologies, and finding additional ways to better serve their customers.  Call one of their 10 locations or go to if the Motor Truck Equipment Company can be of service to you.