Indianapolis and St. Paul, Minn., February 16, 2021 – Dickinson Fleet Services (Dickinson or DFS) announces the acquisition of Diesel Minnesota (DMI) of St. Paul, Minn., serving to expand the geographic reach of DFS. This investment bolsters the geographic reach of Dickinson’s nationwide fleet services, including shop service, scheduled on-site maintenance and emergency mobile service. Under DFS leadership, DMI will expand its maintenance services in the greater Minneapolis market and the state of Minnesota. This new acquisition will allow Dickinson to better service its customers and will provide an enhanced service experience to the long-standing customers of DMI through even greater flexibility and extended maintenance capabilities across the country.
“We are very excited to welcome Diesel Minnesota into the Dickinson family,” said Ted Coltrain, executive officer at DFS. “DMI has built a strong reputation in the Minneapolis area for providing high-quality, customer-focused repair services in its local Minneapolis community. This strong reputation will allow us to better serve our existing customers in the region and allow us to better service DMI customers across the nation.”
“The integration of DMI into Dickinson is a great opportunity for all involved,” added Mike Dickinson, executive officer at DFS. “We’re looking forward to continuing our growth with the customers, suppliers, and employees DMI has cultivated over the past 15 years in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area.”
“Becoming a part of Dickinson will allow us to create greater stability for our employees and better support our long-standing relationships with customers in our area,” said Darcy Anderson and Robert Anderson, co-owners of Diesel Minnesota. “We’re proud to have developed the relationships we have with our employees, customers and partners over the last 15 years, and we know that these relationships will remain strong and grow deeper as a direct result of this acquisition.”
Diesel Minnesota marks Dickinson’s eleventh acquisition since 2017. Under the ownership of Cox Automotive, DFS continues to pursue additional acquisition targets across North America.
About Dickinson Fleet Services
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Dickinson Fleet Services (DFS) has grown to become one of the largest independent fleet maintenance providers in the country. DFS is the leading provider of on-site mobile maintenance and repair services nationwide, offering mobile on-site maintenance and repair services for light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and trailers through its fleet of more than 700 mobile trucks. DFS also services fleets with its network of 18 maintenance facilities each offering select services from accident repair, paint, refurbishment, and dedicated technician services, combined with an in-house CARES CALL center providing 24/7 maintenance scheduling and emergency repair assistance. Dickinson Fleet Services is a Cox Automotive™ brand. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. www.dickinsonfleet.com
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using vehicles easier for everyone. The global company’s more than 27,000 team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with annual revenues of nearly $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com