Rep. Kelly Honors 80th Anniversary of Hunter Truck on House Floor

Jul 13, 2018
Rep. Kelly Honors 80th Anniversary  of Hunter Truck on House Floor

Family-owned company founded in Butler County in 1938


WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, to formally recognize the 80th anniversary of Hunter Truck, which is currently headquartered in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Text of Rep. Kelly’s floor tribute as prepared for delivery:

“I rise today to recognize the 80th anniversary of a reputable business that is headquartered in my hometown of Butler, Pennsylvania: Hunter Truck Sales.

“Hunter Truck is a family-owned authorized dealer of Peterbilt and International vehicles and is one of the largest heavy commercial truck providers in the Northeast. Hunter Truck is a staple in the community and their success over the last 80 years confirms that the American Dream is alive and thriving in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.

“Hunter Truck is a name that has been synonymous with reliability since its founding in 1938. The business was started by the Hunter grandfather, Homer Hunter. Homer opened a small service station in the rural town of Eau Claire and quickly developed a reputation for his unparalleled commitment to trucking solutions, personalized service, parts, and sales. With hard work and unwavering dedication, the company continuously grew and was eventually awarded a new truck franchise from International Harvester, followed by earning a Peterbilt franchise.

“Homer, along with his brothers, created a customer-centric business model that focused on teamwork, trust, accountability and integrity. These very values led the company to its many achievements and they remain at the core of Hunter Truck today – Which is now owned and operated by third generation family members Jeffrey Hunter, David Hunter, William Hunter, and Nancy Hunter-Mycka.

“Hunter Truck currently operates 20 locations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and New Jersey, and proudly employees nearly 1,000 people. It is families like the Hunters who help local economies flourish by establishing successful business practices that can be sustained for multiple generations. While the services provided have evolved and the scope of the business has expanded, Hunter Truck remains fully committed to both their customers and the communities they call home.

“As a leader in the truck industry, Hunter Truck has invested in its workforce and in unique technologies that align with their mission: ‘to build long-term relationships that reflect value, integrity and teamwork by providing our customers excelled products and services.’

“In sum: It is truly my honor to recognize the Hunter family and Hunter Truck for their pioneering spirit and demonstration of core American values, and I encourage them to reflect on what they’ve built with absolute pride. Small businesses are the backbone of this country and Hunter Truck is truly an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere.”