A Portage la Prairie business that has been a part of the community for over 40 years is branching out to provide even more services to the trucking industry.

Mike's Diesel now houses a parts department that had previously been run by another operation out of their facility. The company recently decided their customers would be better served if they took the job on themselves and they are now very excited to see what the next 40 have to hold. As of this week, that department is now open and they are ready to roll.

Alex Hebert, Director of Operations at Mike's Diesel, says that they will have everything you could ever need.

"The parts department will have all the basics for truck transport. All of your typical semi-truck and trailer items. It's not unusual for farmers in the area to have big semi-trucks now. Everything's gotten so big that most operations have them. We have all the basics you need, and our specialty is our resources too. We will have parts available for all makes and models. Getting specialty or proprietary parts you need for your fleet won't be a problem either."

Another feature is that if you call and what you need is out of stock, Mike's can get that product promptly.

" We have to keep in mind that times have changed, but we have some pretty good resources to get them as soon as possible."  Hebert continues, "We're very interested in knowing what you have for your fleet, and if you want us to stock something regularly, we're willing to do that."

Just to the East of Portage in the new Burbank Express building, Mike's Diesel is a big part of the city of Portage and surrounding communities. They afford the area the convenience of having all your trucking part needs without going to Winnipeg or Brandon.

"We understand Winnipeg's 45 minutes down the road, but when you factor in your employee's time to run there and back, plus going through the city, it can add up. We can utilize couriers. We have many ways to get parts here. It's all very cost-effective. We are just getting up and going and we can only go up from here. There are so many people involved in this industry in the area."

The Mike's Diesel team is excited to serve Portage and the surrounding communities.

"Give us a call, and we'll get it done for you, you'll get the same price as elsewhere and sometimes maybe even better."

To learn more about Mike's Diesel, click here.

Burbank Express recently purchased Mike’s Diesel with the intent to keep the business active within the community. Starting out as a tractor repair operation, Mike’s Diesel pivoted to focus on truck repair in the 1980s.

You'll find Mike's Diesel at 32154 Highway 1 East, Portage la Prairie, right beside the Flying J east of the city. The hours of operation are 8:00-4:30, Monday to Friday!