Truck Country founder, McCoy, dies

Jason Cannon

May 22, 2013

519c7473bc4fb.preview-300Robert L. McCoy, founder of the McCoy Group, Inc. – the largest group Freightliner dealer in the country – passed away at his Las Vegas home Tuesday, May 21 at the age of 86.

McCoy started the company that would become McCoy Group, Inc. with one truck, hauling milk from Shullsburg, Wis. in 1954, later joining with two partners to form Mc-Mor-Han Trucking.

Truck Country, the spinoff business that began selling and servicing trucks, was started in 1958 with GMC trucks, later adding Freightliner trucks to the lineup.

Over the years, sons Mike, Jack and Bob, Jr. joined with Bob to grow the company – which now employs more than 1,600 people nationwide – to include commercial truck leasing, tow truck sales and service, three transportation divisions, and 12 full service Truck Country locations throughout Iowa and Wisconsin.

McCoy’s grandsons, Doug, Brian, Greg and Jon McCoy have taken leadership positions in the six divisions that comprise the McCoy Group.

Funeral arrangements, which will be held from Shullsburg, are pending.

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