U.S. Truck Sales acquires Chicago International Trucks

Updated May 5, 2011

One of the largest dealer groups in the Midwest, U.S. Truck Sales, has acquired certain assets of Chicago International Trucks.

Dealer Principal Shelby Howard has named Mark Yacobozzi the new president of Chicago International Trucks. Yacobozzi has more than 15 years of experience in the commercial trucking industry, and will now lead Chicago International’s 400 employees at eight Midwest locations.

“We are excited about the growth strategy of the U.S. Truck Sales organization and that Chicago International Trucks is now part of that plan,” says G. David Gerrard, senior vice president of dealer operations at Navistar, Inc. “U.S. Truck Sales has a proven record of accomplishment in the truck industry. Their commitment and ability to deliver value to customers and employees are what will contribute to the success of Chicago International Trucks.”

According to the company, U.S. Truck Sales will retain most of the employees from Chicago International Trucks. There will be full-service locations covering all areas of the greater Chicagoland market including Chicago, Huntley, Carol Stream, Joliet (main office), Grayslake, Kankakee, Ottawa and Gary, Ind. (the newest location). These locations will continue to support the market with sales, parts and service and full-service leasing, maintenance and rental.

“With Chicago International Trucks, customers will get consistent, high-quality treatment across the greater Chicagoland area,” says Yacobozzi. “We will be investing in the business and our facilities. With expanded access to stock inventory and more services including body installation, we will add value to the customer experience and differentiate ourselves in the marketplace. Chicago International Trucks will still offer a variety of value-added service packages, including more than 150 service bays, mobile maintenance, 24-hour emergency breakdown service, multiple body shops and more.”

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