Today and Tomorrow
In 2001, Ballard Truck Center’s second location is added in Johnston, Rhode Island.
Samantha Grahn (Steve’s daughter) is working full time for the company by 2007.
In 2010, Ballard Truck Center’s third location is added in West Springfield, Massachusetts – expanding the company’s product offerings to medium duty trucks with the addition of Hino and Mitsubish-Fuso.
Ballard Truck Center’s fourth location is added in 2011 in Avon, Massachusetts along with the addition of the Volvo brand of heavy duty trucks.
In 2012 the company begins offering leasing and rental services under a subsidiary, Ballard Lease & Rent. Robert Picking (John’s son) begins working for the company as well.
The Isuzu brand of medium duty trucks is added in 2016.
Ballard Truck Center’s fifth location is added in 2019 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
In 2020, Mitsubishi-Fuso announced they would be terminating sales in the North American market. The name is dropped from Ballard’s product offerings. Late in the year, despite slowed business due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a sixth location in West Wareham, Massachusetts opened in November.
In 2021 the first-ever dedicated Road Choice® parts retail store opens at Ballard Truck Center's Tewksbury location, after a redesign of the parts showroom.
Early in 2022 Ballard Truck Center took delivery of the first electric truck it has sold, a Mack LR Electric sideloading garbage truck. This was the first truck of its kind ever to hit the road in New England and was used by local fire departments for training on how to handle the new technology in an emergency. In August, Ballard’s first location in the Granite State is acquired in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Ballard Truck Center made history in 2023 by sweeping top national awards at concurrent Mack and Volvo Trucks Dealer Executive Meetings, earning the titles of Volvo Trucks 2022 United States Dealer of the Year and Mack Trucks 2022 North American Dealer of the Year.
Today, Ballard Truck Center has locations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire offering new and used Mack, Volvo, Isuzu, and Hino commercial trucks; services all makes and models; boasts an industry-leading parts department; and offers full-service leasing and rental services.