Thompson Truck & Trailer Partners with Side Dump Industries and Maxxim Industries

Thompson Truck & Trailer

Thompson Truck & Trailer Announces Partnership with Two Trailer Manufacturers

Thompson Truck & Trailer has announced a strategic partnership with two trusted trailer manufacturers, combining the top-tier service that Thompson is known for, with the innovative technology and manufacturing experience of Side Dump Industries and Maxxim Industries.

“At Thompson we are always looking for ways to provide solutions for our customers,” said Travis Thompson, President and CEO of Thompson Truck & Trailer. “By re-entering the trailer market, we are giving our customers ONE place where they can fill all their parts, service, truck, tire and now trailer needs.”

Side dump trailers have become more popular in recent years and many severe service companies are switching to this style to take advantage of the higher volume loads and increased efficiency. Side Dump Industries (SDI) trailers are manufactured right here in the Midwest in Sioux City, Nebraska and are constructed using only the super tough, yet malleable Grade 100 Steel for more durability and longer life. SDI trailers have a 50° dump angle – which is nearly 10° more than other side dumps available, meaning loads release faster with less material sticking to the tub.

“We’re in a great place to really serve and partner with the construction industry,” said Royce Dague, Vice President of Thompson Tire & Retread. “We’re aligned with some premier brands and manufacturers that are supporting the severe service industry with leading technology and products.” One of those products is Goodyear’s DuraSeal, the self-sealing tire technology that is specifically designed for construction and mixed service.

Thompson is also a certified International dealer, and the all-new International HX offers 475 horsepower and is geared towards severe service. “With our current available products and our network of skilled truck and tire technicians, it just made total sense for us to align with a heavy-duty, construction-focused trailer,” said Travis Thompson. The first of the Side Dump Industries trailers are expected to arrive on the Thompson lot in the beginning of June, custom orders can now be placed at any time.

Thompson’s second trailer partner, Maxxim Industries, specializes in grain, sand, and livestock trailers and is constantly investing in technology and research to stay ahead of the curve in a highly competitive industry. While other grain trailer manufacturers are currently taking orders for 2022 and even 2023, Maxxim order boards are out just a few months, filling the current high demand. The first of these grain trailers will be arriving at Thompson in early fall, and custom orders can be placed at any time. Thompson plans to have several grain trailers in the rental fleet for businesses to rent during peak operation times.

“We’re excited to partner with these two companies whose mission and values closely align with our vision here at Thompson,” said Travis Thompson, President and CEO of Thompson Truck & Trailer. “Both Maxxim and Side Dump Industries will be a great addition to the Thompson family.”

About Thompson Truck & Trailer:

Thompson Truck & Trailer is a family-owned, full-service, commercial truck dealership serving customers in six locations across Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Thompson Truck & Trailer is an authorized International and Isuzu dealership, but can service and sell all makes and models. Thompson employs a strong, high-performance workforce of more than 200 people including 100 skilled technicians. The dealership has 77 service bays, 11 body shop bays, 2 paint booths, and more than $5 million in all makes stocked parts. Sister company, Thompson Tire & Retread has three locations across Eastern Iowa, including its own retread facility in Dubuque, Iowa. Thompson Tire is strategically aligned with Goodyear to provide customers with top tier tire solutions.