Hannah Truck Repair changes hands and name

| February 25, 2014

COSHOCTON – Hannah Truck Repair has changed hands and names, but customers can still expect the same great service.

Bruce and Lori Childress bought the business from Carl and Kim Babcock and are renaming it Precision Truck Solutions Inc. The business is located at 23220 CR 621 and is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

“I drove truck for 34 years and I wanted to get off the road and to have another adventure,” Bruce said.

He owned and operated his own semi truck and often did his own repair and maintenance work. Bruce, however, also sometimes needed the help of Hannah’s so he is well aware of the quality work the employees there do.

“Our technicians are respected by the community,” Bruce said. “People trust them. Our parts guy Alan also has been in the business 20 plus years and worked here four to five years. If you need parts he’s got contacts and can help you find them for a reasonable price.”

In addition to selling parts, the company also repairs light to heavy trucks and trailers, can do some car repairs, air conditioning work and make hydraulic lines and brake lines.

“We take care of the county squads, work with the county engineer, Hopewell, RHDD and others,” Bruce said. “Over the years Carl has built up a really good customer base.”

Carl agreed to stay on for a month to help Bruce with the transition.

“He’s been awesome to work with,” Bruce said. “I don’t know what I’d do without him and Kim or Ohio Heritage Bank. The ladies at the bank have been terrific to work with.”

Carl bought Bruce’s semi and plans to return to truck driving.

“We’ve had a good run and I’m ready for a new phase in my life,” he said. “Bruce is a good guy and will do a good job. I think he will go above and beyond what we did.”

Bruce would like to make some minor changes to the business down the road, but right now feels there is little that needs adjusted.

“They’ve done an excellent job and I think the return customers show that,” he said. “We are just going to carry on and build on what Carl has already established.”

To learn more about Precision, call 622-8346.

“We will continue on with the quality work customers have received in the past while giving them a fair price,” Bruce said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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