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Hino awards Joseph DeMaria of TruckMax as #1 dealer

Joseph DeMaria, former car dealer awarded #1 in sales from Hino trucks
We have been compiling and posting information about the history of TruckMax in Miami over the past 20 years. Owner, Joseph DeMaria, former owner of The Collection, an exotic car dealership started TruckMax in the late 90's and has achieved great success in the industry ever since. We found this press release on the Business Fleet website from 2006. We are still enjoying great success with Hino Trucks and the former car dealer and previous owner of The Collection, Joseph DeMaria is still a leading Hino truck dealer and currently serves on the Hino dealer council. Miami-based TruckMax has been named the number one dealer in the United States by Hino Motors Sales USA, Inc., an affiliate of the Toyota Motor Corporation. TruckMax, a commercial truck dealership led by automotive and trucking industry veteran Joseph De Maria, also led the country in sales and finance, selling a record 150 Hino Trucks and financing $10 million commercial vehicles.

TruckMax dealership in Fort Pierce, Florida

Former exotic car dealer owner of The Collection, Joseph DeMaria expands his commercial truck dealership to Ft. Pierce
In the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, Joseph DeMaria, was the top name in the exotic car world with his tremendously successful dealership, The Collection, but in the late 90’s Joseph decided to start a new type of commercial truck dealership in the South Florida area. After the launch of the TruckMax location in Miami in 1997 and rapid growth and success, Joseph DeMaria decided to try and replicate what he had done with his exotic car dealership, The Collection. Joseph DeMaria At The Collection he had brought together reputable names like Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar, Volkswagen and Volvo with multiple locations respectively. Years later at TruckMax he had discovered that he could achieve the same goals in his commercial truck dealership, TruckMax. So, in April of 2007 Joseph De Maria created 1850 Realty, LLC in order to purchase the dealership property in Fort Pierce where Charlie’s Mitsubishi was located. This was the only existing dealership location within the City of Fort Pierce ci [...]

TruckMax named the South Florida dealer for Hino Trucks by TOYOTA

Former Miami car dealer thrives in the commercial trucking industry
As part of our celebration of our 20 year anniversary, we have been reflecting on some of the TruckMax history and the companies we have enjoyed working with that have helped to bring success to TruckMax and many South Florida business owners. Joseph De Maria, former owner of The Collection formed TruckMax in the late 90’s and not long after decided to add the Hino brand because of their high quality trucks and excellent reputation. Mr. DeMaria enjoyed tremendous success at his exotic car dealership, The Collection for decades and he has replicated the same mold that made The Collection so successful and inserted it in to the commercial truck sales business. In April of 2004 Joseph DeMaria, CEO and Operating Partner of TruckMax was awarded the Hino truck franchise for the greater Miami and Fort Pierce market. Hino Diesel Trucks now builds medium duty conventional trucks in the US and is one of the oldest truck manufacturers in the world with a highly respected reputation for building incredibly reliable, high quality trucks. Hino Commercial tucks are a TOYOTA group company.
If you are familiar with the towing business or have been in the towing industry for any amount of time, you know Jerr-Dan tow truck bodies. In April of 2013, TruckMax owner Joseph De Maria agreed to become the local Jerr-Dan dealer for South Florida. Jerr-Dan is the premier manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment in America all under their one brand name of Jerr-Dan. They are a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, who is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies and equipment under various brand names such as JLG. Joseph DeMariajerr-dan After a long history in the exotic car business, Joseph DeMaria decided to move his attention to the commercial truck business and quickly recognized the need for a loca [...]
Many South Floridians know Joseph DeMaria throughout the Miami area for his longstanding success selling exotic cars through his auto dealership, The Collection back in the 90’s. Joseph DeMaria, sold Porsches, Jaguars and Ferraris as well as Volkswagens and Volvos with tremendous success from the multi-location car dealership. He decided to sell the collection in 1991 and try something new. In May of 1997, after selling The Collection, Mr. DeMaria launched TruckMax, Inc and acquired Losada Truck & Equipment, a long time medium & heavy truck dealership in Miami that sold & serviced Volvo, GMC, Isuzu & Mitsubishi commercial trucks. While GMC no longer manufactures medium duty commercial trucks, TruckMax still sells and services Volvo and Mitsubishi Fuso trucks and has added the Hino Commercial truck line as well as the Jerr-Dan brand for the towing industry. TruckMax has been run at a great level of success and has helped innumerable South Florida businesses purchase the proper type of truck for their business and has offered unprecedented service and support. Joseph DeMaria has transformed the trucking industry to some degree; at least in the South Florida area because of his past experience with exotic cars an [...]
President Joseph DeMaria, previous owner of The Collection exotic car dealership incorporated the TruckMax name in 1996 and he hasn’t looked back since. Joseph DeMaria has been in the automotive industry for over four decades. When Mr. DeMaria was only 20 years old he was general manager and owner of Orange Motors and the Porsche-Audi automotive dealerships in Miami, Florida. He then purchased Viking Volvo and Bayshore Motors and formed H.R. Bentley Co. d/b/a The Collection. The Collection has been the premier exotic car dealership in Miami since it’s inception.joseph-demaria-miamiDSC_0054After years of success in the exotic car business, Joseph DeMaria moved his sites to the commercial trucking industry and started TruckMax. TruckMax now boasts four thriving South [...]
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