RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Tampa Truck Center and Fort Myers Freightliner Merge

Tue Dec 19, 2017

151369751944015.jpgTampa Truck Center and Fort Myers Freightliner, both wholly owned by Tampa Truck Center LLC, have united under a common brand name—Southport Truck Group.

The re-branding precedes the completion of a new 26,000 square foot dealership facility at 16110 Lee Road in Fort Myers and is part of a broader growth strategy on the part of the executive team.

“We almost did this eight years ago when we acquired the Tampa location,” Principal owner Cary Addison says. “We thought then, and know now, we don’t want to be constrained by a geographic orientation in our name, and we want our associates and customers to know we’re all on the same team.”

The Fort Myers location will consist of 17 service bays, a 5,000-square-foot parts warehouse, sales offices and ample parking for tractors, trailers and RVs. The location has easy access from Interstate 75 via the Alico Road exit. It is projected to be fully operational by March.

“Southport Truck Group will allow us to continue our growth strategy under a unified name,” Addison says. “We are always looking for opportunities to expand and improve our ability to serve commercial truck and RV users.”