Navistar opens used-truck center
Navistar Relocates the Chicago Used Truck Center to New Joliet Location
Navistar has opened a new used-truck center in Joliet, Illinois, to replace the center’s previous location in Melrose Park. The Joliet location, close to Chicago, is home to a calibration engineering facility, eight service bays and the used truck sales center.
Within the past few years, the used truck market has grown exponentially, according to a release from the commercial truck equipment manufacturers, with residual values rising to records and inventory dropping to low levels. In 2021, the International used truck team sold all but 800 of the existing 6,000 used trucks in its inventory. International used truck operations continue to buy and sell inventory to support the International used truck center and dealer network and new truck sales.
The 13,000-square-foot Joliet facility is located near multiple interstates, allowing easy access for vehicles and customers, according to the company. The construction of the Houbolt Truck Bridge and Road Extension project taking place in the vicinity of the Chicago used truck center is expected to attract increased truck traffic, with nearly one-third of the country’s freight passing through the region every year, according to Navistar.
“Our team did extensive research regarding a centralized and easily accessible location for the new used truck center, and Joliet was the ideal option,” said Tony Stinsa, Navistar’s vice president for used truck manufacturers. “Chicago metropolitan freight traffic is anticipated to double in the next 20 years, setting us up for a future of success in the area.”
The Chicago used truck center has partnered with nearby International Truck dealer Rush Truck Centers-Chicago to provide maintenance services for the location’s eight new service bays. The dealer service technicians will contribute to reconditioning work and other service center needs.
The engineering calibration center at the Chicago used truck center will test future product offerings, complete diagnostics testing, identify potential risks and test the future products in the field, the company said. It also includes four drive-in test bays for stationary vehicle testing.
“The purpose for the calibration center is to see how our vehicles perform under various conditions and improve upon our engineering capabilities for future technologies,” said Steve Kadolph, engineering director, power-train, at Navistar.
The updated digital showroom will offer customers the option to browse inventory before visiting the used truck location. A specialized service bay at the Chicago center will be designated for customer deliveries, photo shoots and walkarounds to further enhance the digital showroom.
For more details about the new Chicago Used Truck Center location, please visit www.internationalusedtrucks.com/dealers/international-used-truck-center-chicago.
Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t. Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts and includes a Brazilian manufacturer of engines and gensets, MWM Motores Diesel e Geradores. With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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