Our Story

In 2005, Southern Truck Center was started out of the necessity for a Supplier to service the “Selectruck” Division of the Freightliner trucks Corporation. Our purpose was to recondition and service their used trucks for re-sale. In 2008 the recession hit, and truck sales fell dramatically all over the nation. As a result, Selectrucks of Birmingham closed. Faced with the decision of what to do, we made our most important decision to date, to relocate and purchase our current facility in the heart of Birmingham and to begin service to the public. With this decision, we had to decide what kind of shop we wanted to be and how to best serve the public. As Tim Walker stated,

“We wanted to have a service center like I wish I had when I was working with fleets. A service center where one could pick up the phone and call with trust and confidence.  I wanted our service center to have the feel of an ‘old time’ service station.”

With this goal in mind, Southern Truck Center has taken this model and become what it is today. When a customer pulls up to our shop, they will be greeted with a friendly smile instead of endlessly searching around for someone to acknowledge them. We have become a shop that is focused on the customer's needs. When a customer visits us, they know they are putting their truck in good hands.

Because of these core values, we have a large customer base and service a wide variety of customer’s needs and equipment.
When you come by or call, you will always be greeted with a friendly and knowledgeable employee. It is our goal to get your vehicle turned around and back up on the road quickly and efficiently. We not only want to be a repair shop, we want to serve as an extension of your operation. We want to be your  “One Stop Do-it All” Truck and Trailer Repair Center.

By calling 205-226-0880 today, you can be part of our growing Family!

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Meet the Management Team


Honorably discharged from the US Air Force in 1980, Tim started his career as a mechanic and worked his way up to become the District Service Manager for Penske . Tim then transitioned to the Service Manager for Kenworth. He then moved to Boyd Brothers Transportation as the Maintenance Superintendent. Tim founded Southern Truck Center in 2005.


Graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Supply Chain Management, Mike Started His Career as a dispatcher for a major Flatbed Trucking company based in Birmingham, then transitioned to Load planning for that same company. Mike has been at Southern Truck Center since 2014.