The ASE-certified technicians at MDS handle everything from emissions and electrical issues to drivetrain repairs to complete engine overhauls in the new facility, which is located just a half-mile east of I-5 in the center of Sutherlin. - Photo: MDS

The ASE-certified technicians at MDS handle everything from emissions and electrical issues to drivetrain repairs to complete engine overhauls in the new facility, which is located just a half-mile east of I-5 in the center of Sutherlin.

Photo: MDS

Fleet and commercial operators working the I-5 corridor between Medford and Eugene, Ore., have a new facility to call on for diesel repairs, service, parts, and accessories beginning June 1.

Mobile Diesel Service (MDS), founded by brothers Shawn and Jason Smalley 20 years ago, is relocating from its old location in Oakland, Calif., into a brand new 8,000-square-foot, nine-bay facility in nearby Sutherlin, which is located at I-5 Exit 135 (northbound) and Exit 136 (southbound).

MDS has been serving commercial fleets and owner-operators of heavy haulers in Oregon’s Umpqua Basin region for more than 20 years, providing expert diesel repair, diagnostics, fabrication, welding, and maintenance services on meduim and heavy-duty trucks, as well as providing 24/7 emergency roadside/on-site repairs along this heavily traveled section of Interstate 5.

“Our staff of ASE-certified diesel technicians will continue to provide the latest in engine diagnostics for CAT, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Power Stroke, and Duramax engines in our new facility, as well as the drivetrains, chassis and suspensions in diesel trucks,” said Shawn Smalley, general manager of the family-run business. “Our new location not only gives our customers easier access to our facility, the modernization and layout will help us provide faster turnaround time on all aspects of our diesel business.”

The ASE-certified technicians at MDS handle everything from emissions and electrical issues to drivetrain repairs to complete engine overhauls in the new facility, which is located just a half-mile east of I-5 in the center of Sutherlin.

“We have a very talented group of technicians who troubleshoot and repair today’s most difficult issues on all Class 5-8 trucks, heavy-duty diesel pickups, and diesel-powered RVs,” Smalley added. “We also provide 24/7 emergency/on-site repair for breakdowns along this section of the Interstate.”

The building MDS renovated was originally built in 1936 as a railroad spur warehouse, but has been vacant for a number of years. MDS purchased the structure last year and were well along in the renovation/remodel/expansion when COVID-19 hit.

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