Excerpt from the NTEA article: “Custom Truck & Equipment LLC (CTE) was founded in 1996 by Fred Ross and five of his siblings in Kansas City, Missouri.”

“Fred, president and CEO, has a more than 30-year history in the truck equipment and crane industry, beginning at his grandfather’s fuel and service station. He worked on smaller trucks and cars before venturing out on his own in the 1980s to focus on larger trucks and equipment.”

“CTE opened its doors with just 10 employees. Now, Kansas City headquarters employs more than 300.”

“The company offered a wide variety of used vocational equipment and averaged 650 units sold from 1996–1999. New trucks and equipment were added to the portfolio, and now, sales exceed 2,500 units each year.”

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