Truck Repair Shop near Scott City, MO

Get to Know the Scheffers & Their Truck Repair Shop

Todd has been in the truck repair industry since the early 90’s and has over 25 years of experience. In 1997, Scheffer Truck Service opened for business in Dutchtown, MO. Their 4 bay shop serviced trucks from all over the area. Despite a flood in 2008 and no room for expansion, Todd and his wife, Deborah worked countless hours, nights, and weekends, to overcome all obstacles to make Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. what it is today. Today, Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. is now located in Cape Girardeau, MO and has 15 bays, 4 ASE Master Truck Technicians and the support staff to better serve their customers to get them back on the road as fast as possible. Their daughter and new son-in-law both work at the shop full time as well. Overall, our family dynamic brings a personal, friendly feel to the heavy-duty business of diesel repair.

Building a Better Truck Repair Shop for Our Customers, Employees & the Environment

At Scheffer Truck Service, our most important accomplishment was finishing our new shop in Cape Girardeau. Todd planned the layout of the building for several years prior to its actual construction, designing the facility to be as efficient as possible and specifically adapting every angle and aspect for truck repair. And now we’re proud to say our facility is as efficient as you could possibly make a truck shop. It is packed full of insulation, heated with waste oil, and cool or hot air (depending on the season) is circulated with our two 20’ ceiling fans. In 2012, we even installed a 25-kilowatt solar system onto our roof to generate approximately half of our electricity. In early 2018, we became one of the first air-conditioned shops in the area. This means our technicians are now working in a temperature-controlled environment year-round.

The bottom line at Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. is that we care. We care about the world around us, our community, our customers, and our employees. We work hard to make sure our customers and our employees feel heard, and if a member of our team has an idea to improve our shop in any way, nine times out of 10 it gets implemented immediately. Speaking of our team, keep reading and get to know us a little!

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Meet the Diesel Repair Team at Scheffer Truck Service, Inc.

  • Todd and Deborah SchefferOwners

    In December of 1992, Todd graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College as class valedictorian and received the prestigious Craftsman Award. After graduation, he moved back home and began working at several fleet repair shops and dealerships around Cape Girardeau. Todd eventually became an ASE Master Truck Technician as well as a Missouri State Inspector and a certified Hy-Rail Inspector. Todd and Deborah married in December of 1993. When Marissa was born a couple of years later, Deborah left her job at an insurance agent's office to focus on raising their daughter.

    In 1997, Todd and Deborah decided it was time for him to go on his own. They opened Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. in Dutchtown, MO. By 2008, they had outgrown their shop and were tired of battling the yearly floodwaters, so they moved a mile up the road to their current facility. Well, it turned out to be the right move, and Scheffer Truck Service had enough regular business by 2014 to add six more bays.

    Today, the Scheffers have a true "family business" even though their daughter Marissa has technically worked in the business since she was old enough to walk. Marissa joined the team full time in June 2016 after graduating from Murray State University. Their son-in-law joined the team in May of 2018 after he also graduated from Murray State University

    Todd and Deborah are excited to see what the future holds for their family and for Scheffer Truck Service, Inc.

  • Marissa UnterreinerParts Manager

    Marissa has been working at Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. since she was old enough to hold a broom, but she only officially joined our team full-time in May of 2016, after graduating from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. With nearly 4 years of truck parts experience under her belt, she spends most of her day working closely with our technicians to make sure they get the correct parts to get the job done. Marissa’s hobbies include spending time with her husband and their dogs, cat, and chickens.

  • Derek UnterreinerService Advisor

    Derek joined our team in May 2018. He began as our full-time account representative and has since become our Service Advisor as well. Derek graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Communications and puts that degree to good use as he is our primary communication between our customers and technicians. Derek loves spending time with his family, friends, and wife. He is a sports fanatic and his favorite thing to do is watch his little brother play college baseball. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing with his dogs. Derek officially became a part of the family when he married Marissa in October 2019.

  • Matt MeyerTechnician

    Matt is new to Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. as of February 2018. He has over 10 years of professional experience in the diesel field, not including the many years he spent growing up and working in his dad's shop. He loves to work on electrical as well as completing rebuilds. His hobbies include hunting and fixing up cars as well as spending time with his 4 daughters. Matt's fun fact is that he will "hunt everything and eat anything."

  • Randy KoehlerTechnician

    Randy joined our team September 2018 and has proved himself to be a huge asset here. With 40 years of experience under his belt, there isn't much that Randy doesn't know. His favorite job to do is working on brakes. He enjoys hunting and fishing when he's not here at the shop. A fun fact about Randy is that he has 3 sons and served our country in the National Guard for almost 30 years.