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CIT - Rockford Team Named Mack Masters 2017
Rockford, IL - CIT Trucks - Rockford took home the prestigious title of Mack Masters Champions by beating out over 250 competing teams from North and South America...

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Convoy For Kids
What started off as a backyard fundraiser now celebrates its 10th year giving back to the community. Convoy for Kids will be hosting their 10th annual truck show this Saturday, June 17th, 2017.

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Volvo Debuts New VNR
The first of Volvo Trucks North America’s new Volvo VNR models today were test driven by members of the North American trucking trade press during a two-day event in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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CIT Fenton Road Conditions
Despite reported flooding roads in areas surrounding St. Louis, MO, CIT-Fenton is OPEN for business. Although MODOT currently reports that I-44 is closed to local traffic due to standing water, the Soccer Park exit currently is open to our dealership. The dealership can be reached at 844-343-6900. Updates will be available in the event of any changes. We wish you safe travels as you navigate roads affected by current weather conditions.

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CIT Trucks Headed to Mack Masters Nationals
CIT Trucks – Rockford, IL sent two teams to the 2016-2017 Mack Masters competition. The teams won first and second place and are heading to Nationals!

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Kenworth TruckTech+ Service Management Begins Rollout to Kenworth Dealers
The new Kenworth TruckTech+ Service Management platform is rolling out to Kenworth dealers. It’s all part of Kenworth’s efforts to help customers maximize truck uptime by streamlining service and repair processes at Kenworth dealerships.

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Mack Extends 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle Benefits
Mack Trucks announced a new option for its 6x2 liftable pusher axle: Automatic Standby Mode, available on Mack® Pinnacle™ highway models.

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Volvo Trucks Expands VHD Model Capabilities
Volvo Trucks North America introduced new safety and performance features for the Volvo I-Shift, I-Shift for Severe Duty, and I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmissions.

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Mack Increases Fuel Savings
Mack Trucks introduced Super Econodyne® Direct, a new fuel-saving option that combines Mack’s Super Econodyne concept with a direct drive version of the Mack®mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission (AMT) to boost fuel efficiency by up to 1 percent.

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Mack Lineup for MATS
Mack Trucks announced their lineup for the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show March 23-25 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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New Isuzu Class 6 Truck Entering Production This May
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that its all-new, 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck, will begin production this May.

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Volvo Releases Remote Programming for 2017 Engine Equipped Tractors
Volvo Trucks North America introduced an expansion of its Remote Diagnostics platform that allows over-the-air powertrain software and vehicle parameter updates across North America anywhere a cellular network is available.

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Kenworth T880 Now Available in All-Wheel Drive
Kenworth T880 is now available in an all-wheel drive configuration. The front drive axle is installed at the Kenworth factory to speed delivery time and save costs for customers.

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Kenworth’s T680 and T880 Now Available with Dana Spicer® D-Series Lightweight Steer Axle
Kenworth’s T680 and T880 models are now available with Dana Spicer® D-Series lightweight steer axles for use with air disc brakes.

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Mack Increases Customer Uptime Without Disrupting Schedules
Mack Trucks launched Mack® Over The Air (OTA) to allow customers to update software without disrupting their schedules, increasing operational efficiency and uptime.

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Bright Future for Diesel Techs
In the coming years, there is expected to be a demand for at least 76,900 NEW positions for graduating diesel technicians, as 60% of technicians are expected to leave the workforce in the next 5 years.

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The ELD Mandate is Here… Are You in Compliance?
When it comes to keeping your drivers and vehicles in compliance, choosing the right system is critical. Our team at CIT Trucks can assist you in selecting the appropriate solution.

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Volvo and Mack Trucks Choose Redline Detection High Pressure HD PowerSmoke as Essential Tool
Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks chose Redline Detection, the industry leader in heavy duty diagnostic leak detection equipment, to service Volvo and Mack branded trucks at all of the company’s world-class dealer network locations.

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Kenworth Enhances Predictive Cruise Control
Kenworth announced an update to its Predictive Cruise Control functionality available for the Kenworth T680 and T880 with the new 2017 PACCAR MX-11, PACCAR MX-13 and Cummins X15 engines.

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Mack Trucks Adds New Features to mDRIVE
Mack Trucks announced it will make a rolling start and auto neutral standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions designed to improve the job site performance and safety.

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Kenworth Savings for OOOIDA Members
For the 15th year in a row, Kenworth teamed up with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to provide $1,000 in savings to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks during 2017.

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Paccar 2016 SPM
Link Manufacturing has been recognized as a Leader in the 2016 Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program by Paccar.

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The All New 2018 Isuzu FTR
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced specifications of the all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment: the 2018 Isuzu FTR.

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CIT Trucks Named Kenworth Parts Dealer of the Year
PACCAR Parts named CIT Trucks as its distinguished Parts Dealer of the Year. CIT Trucks scored the highest total score for dealer excellence, are among the leaders in absorption and currently rank in the top for dealer fleet business.

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New Decisiv Mobile App Coming to Mack ASIST
Decisiv introduced its new SRM Fleet Mobile app this week at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

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PACCAR Engine Company Plant Tour
CIT Trucks Jan Nussbaum and Tim Aberle toured PACCAR Engine Company in Columbus, Mississippi with Customers Mike Hospelhorn and Eric Keifer of NuWay.

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Kenworth T680 To Deliver 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
This fall, a specially-decaled Kenworth T680 will transport the 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on a special cross-country tour to the U.S. Capitol. The tour will visit 26 community celebrations during the 2,800-mile journey.

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The Future of Trucking - Volvo SuperTruck
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Volvo Trucks unveiled the future of trucking – they call it SuperTruck.

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CIT Trucks Saturday Extend Hours of Operation
CIT Trucks participating locations will be open later on Saturdays to best serve our customers.

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Seth Gruber Appointed to Director, Volvo Trucks Customer Center
Effective September 1, 2016, Seth Gruber will take on a new role as Director, Volvo Trucks Customer Center, reporting to Magnus Koeck - Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management.

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Kenworth Ends Production of T660
As of August 2016, Kenworth announced that it will no longer produce its successful, fuel-efficient Kenworth T660 by the end of the year. They are offering customers a “last call” opportunity to order from the final production of 500 T660s.

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Kenworth Essentials App
Kenworth Truck Company has launched the new Kenworth Essentials app for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices. The World’s Best® app provides easy access to important Kenworth and industry news in real time. Use the new app to explore Kenworth truck models, engines and technologies with immersive videos, brochures, and galleries of multi-perspective images.

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Welcome to My Cab - Volvo Trucks NA
Volvo Trucks has launch a video campaign, "Welcome to my Cab" that celebrates the Volvo Truck and the owners who enjoy trucking. Their trucks are a shining example of the pride that is present in the industry.

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Trucking Industry Hits Record Revenue
Trucking industry revenue hit a record $726.4 billion in the U.S. last year, according to a new report from a national trade group. The American Trucking Associations released its American Trucking Trends 2016 compilation Thursday — the latest in some seven decades of data sets from the organization.

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Chris Spear Named ATA's Ninth President
Effective July 9, 2016, Christopher Spear will be the President and CEO of American Trucking Associations.

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America's Highway Facelift
As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, a major long-term funding commitment will be required for its much needed facelift to ensure safety to drivers.

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World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics 2016
The World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics 2016 will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 presented by CIT Trucks and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. The Convoy celebrates the trucking industry while raising money and awareness for the Special Olympics.

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Illinois Conference for Pupil Transportation
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation (I.A.P.T.) held their 33rd Annual Illinois Conference for Pupil Transportation Trade Show. The Conference was held at the Embassy Suites and Riverfront Conference Center in East Peoria, Illinois.

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Convoy For Kids Truck Show
The 9th Annual Convoy For Kids Truck Show is on Saturday, June 18th at the Memorial Park in Mason City, IL. This affordable family event is open to the public at 11am and will be held all day for people to enjoy free food, an all-day swim pass, and a chance to vote on their favorite truck. All proceeds will be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Ranken Engine Delivery
Kenworth Truck Company started the PACCAR Engine Donation Program that allows dealers to sponsor the donation of a used engine to Technical Schools of their choice across the United States and Canada. The program, donating PACCAR MX-13 engines from test cell units, went live roughly in April of 2015.

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Passengers in Large Commercial Trucks Now Required to Wear Seat Belts
Effective August 8, 2016, passengers riding in large commercial trucks will be required to use seat belts whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce. The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) final rule revises their regulations and holds motor carriers and drivers responsible for ensuring their passengers safety.

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Kenworth Donates Sleeper to Rookie Military Veteran Driving Program
The Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence Award will be a fully-loaded Kenworth T680 76-in sleeper with a Paccar MX-13 engine provided by Kenworth Truck Company. The truck will be awarded to the top rookie military veteran who has made the transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet.

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International Roadcheck 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck to take place June 7-9, 2016. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour time period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.

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Motorcycle Safety Month
On May 3, 2016, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner launched the Illinois Department of Transportation’s latest “Start Seeing Motorcycles” campaign

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UTI Article - Nick Stafford CIT Trucks Recruiter
LISLE – As elected officials struggle to fund higher education and expand vocational career training programs, employers in Illinois are working with industry partners to encourage students to complete career training programs at technical schools. Some employers are now offering tuition reimbursement, and other hiring incentives, to help pay for technical education.

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Mack Predictive Cruise Adds Intelligence, Fuel Savings to Mack mDRIVE
On April 22, 2016 Mack Trucks introduced Mack Predictive Cruise: another fuel-saving offering of Mack’s products delivering an improved total cost of ownership to customers.

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CIT Trucks - Fenton, MO Hours of Operation Change
CIT Trucks – Fenton is extending their current hours of operation: Monday through Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 am. Saturday's: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.

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Kenworth Offers $1,000 Savings To OOIDA Members on Qualifying New Sleeper Truck Purchases
As of March 23, 2016, Kenworth and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have teamed up for the 14th year in a row to provide a $1,000 savings to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks during 2016.

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Volvo Trucks Unveils New Logo
On March 22, 2016, Volvo Trucks North America introduced its new logo: a more contemporary Volvo iron mark. The new iron mark features a more streamlines design, spotlighting the company’s dedication to innovation and quality. It will be on all Volvo Trucks printed materials, web pages and dealer signage moving forward.

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CIT Trucks - Fenton, MO Dealership Remodel
CIT Trucks is excited to announce the remodel of our Fenton, Missouri location. The remodel began at the beginning of 2016 with a roof replacement. Fenton has also put in brand new shop doors that open electronically, which is an upgrade from the old doors that had to be manually raised and lowered.

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CIT Trucks Receives Kenworth Silver Award
In February 2016, Kenworth dealers from across the country gathered in San Diego for the annual dealer meeting. CIT Trucks received the prestigious 2015 Dealer Excellence Program – Silver Award. This award is presented to the top performing dealers of the year.

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FMCSA ELD Ruling - Fact Sheet
Education plays an important role in the growth of the trucking industry. An outline is provided that presents the final FMCSA ELD – Electronic Logging Device Rule that has been released to the industry. The rule has been established with the intent to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier, faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status. This outline is provided as a reference to the ruling.

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Kenworth - 2016 Council Chairman
Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2016 Kenworth Dealer Council members. Serving as the Kenworth Council Chairman is Carl Herzog, the Vice President – Dealer Principal of CIT Trucks, LLC in Normal, Ill. The prominent council features leading executives from the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada. The council works with Kenworth to help provide leading-edge customer support throughout the dealer network, Kenworth PremierCare® and the new Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified program. PremierCare Gold is a superior level of service that offers expedited expert diagnostics and extended dealer operating hours, among other services to keep customer trucks on the road.

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2016 Midwest Truck Show
CIT Trucks will be at Booth I at the 2016 Midwest Truck Show on Friday, February 5th, and Saturday, February 6th at Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL.

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New CIT Location Fenton, MO
CIT Trucks is pleased to announce the purchase of the assets of Kenworth of St. Louis along with real estate in Fenton and St. Peters, Missouri

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Take rates of Mack AMT soaring
Mack’s automated manual transmission (AMT) mDRIVE continues recently exceeded 70 percent penetration in Mack Pinnacle axle back models and is also now the dominant transmission choice in Pinnacle axle forward models for the first time.

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Poll Finds Favorable View of Trucking Industry
According to findings compiled by Republican pollster Neil Newhouse, a majority of Americans have a favorable view of the Trucking Industry and say that, in car-truck accidents, the motorist is at fault most of the time.

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Kenworth adds options for T880, T800, W900 & C500
Kenworth has added Allison’s 4700 RDS 7-speed automatic transmission with optional second “deep reverse” as an option on its Kenworth’s T880, T800, W900, and C500.

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2015 ITA Annual Meeting
Please join CIT Trucks at the 2015 ITA – Illinois Trucking Association Annual Meeting, September 17th to 19th. Register today on ITA’s website. http://www.iltrucking.org/events.html

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CIT Trucks Presents - Kids on the Field Day!
CIT Trucks was honored to host a memorial event at the Cornbelters Baseball Field in Normal, IL on Sunday, August 16th to celebrate the life of AJ Hanlin.

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Steve Beisner - Kenworth Master Technician!
Congratulations Steve Beisner (Troy Service Technician) on becoming a Kenworth Master Technician! The Kenworth Master Technician Certification Program is one of the most comprehensive service technician training, recruiting, retention and certification programs in our industry. Steve Beisner is 1 of only 10 people who have ever received this prestigious certification.

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CIT Trucks - Rockford Hosts Experience Mack & Volvo Event
Friday, July 31st, 2015, CIT Trucks - Rockford hosted an event for Customers to come out and 'Experience Mack & Volvo' through Ride-n-Drive. Thirteen vendors were present and spent time educating our Customers about their product lines. The inside arena had thirteen trucks on display for a very impressive show!

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TopGun LargeCar ShootOut Truck Show
On July 24th-26th, CIT Trucks participated in the TopGun LargeCar ShootOut - The Working Class Truck Show.

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CIT Trucks - Normal Hosted Bendix Training Event
On Wednesday, July 22nd, CIT Trucks - Normal hosted a Bendix training night for our customers and CIT technicians in the Corporate Warehouse training room from 4-6 PM.

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CIT Trucks - Morton Open House
On July 9th, CIT Trucks Morton hosted an Open House to celebrate the recent remodel. Over 300 people attended the event enjoying free food, live entertainment, and a tour of the newly renovated dealership.

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Rebranding Announcement - CIT Trucks
We are pleased to announce the re-branding of our business trade name from CIT Group, Inc. to CIT Trucks. We feel the CIT Trucks name more clearly associates our company’s dealership locations and related business enterprises with the trucking and transportation industry that we have represented over the past 40 years. Additionally, in conjunction with our company’s overall re-branding initiative, our truck and equipment leasing company, previously CIT Group Leasing, Inc., will be re-branded as Central Truck Leasing and our finance company, previously CIT Equipment Finance, Inc., will be re-branded as Central Truck Finance.

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Honoring Our Military Heroes
This weekend we are reminded of the great freedom we have as a nation. We look back on our land's rich history and recall the great sacrifices that were made in order to establish this great country--sacrifices that are still being made today by our military troops.

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CIT Trucks Hosts Detroit Radiator Corporation’s “Party with DR·COOL!”
Detroit Radiator Corporation launched “Party with DR·COOL!” events for select business-to-business customers this month. CIT Trucks hosted one of these events in Champaign on June 10, 2015.

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Convoy For Kids Truck Show
The 8th Annual Convoy For Kids Truck Show is on Saturday, June 20th at the Memorial Park in Mason City, IL. This affordable family event is open to the public at 11am and will be held all day for people to enjoy free food, an all-day swim pass, and a chance to vote on their favorite truck. All proceeds will be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Heroes Work Here
CIT locations will be closed on Monday, May 25th in commemoration of Memorial Day. CIT will reopen on Tuesday morning, May 26th at their regularly scheduled opening time. CIT is committed to honoring military Veterans and the current men and women serving the United States in the armed forces. They are proud to proclaim; “Heroes Work Here”.

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CIT Rockford Dealership Replaces Mack Signage in Loves Park, IL
CIT Rockford Dealership recently replaced its Mack signage with the new, modern logo that Mack Trucks, Inc introduced last year.

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Isuzu Celebrates Production Milestone
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that the 20,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Mich.

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Kenworth Announces Two New Technology Products
Kenworth announced two new technology products to improve diagnostics and productivity on the road – KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ and KENWORTH NAV+ HD.

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The Real Cost of Counterfeit Truck Parts
Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar business, and you can find knockoff truck parts just as easily as phony Gucci bags and flimsy Oakley sunglasses. According to the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Counterfeit Parts Task Force, it’s hard to estimate the counterfeiting’s exact financial impact to the trucking industry, but based on Federal Trade Commission reports “counterfeiting represents a $12 billion per year problem for the entire automotive industry.”

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2015 Mid America Truck Show
Truck sales and orders suggest this could be the second-strongest year for North American heavy-duty vehicles on record, so the organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show are paring the width of pedestrian aisles and chopping square footage for the food court to create more space for exhibitors. Toby Young, president of Exhibit Management Associates, the show’s owner and operator, also said there is a “a good chance” of setting a new attendance record for the event founded by his late grandfather, Paul Young. “This year we sold out the show faster than any other time over the last 15 years.

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Heavier Front Axles for Kenworth T370
On March 3, 2015, Kenworth announced that it will now offer heavier front axles for its T370 class 7 model.

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Mack Introduces the New mDrive HD
Mack Trucks has unveiled a heavy-duty version of its mDRIVE automated manual transmission, and will debut the mDRIVE HD as standard equipment on the Mack Granite.

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Kenworth T880 ATD 2015 Truck of the Year
The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 Engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year.

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2015 Midwest Truck Show
CIT will be at Booth-I at the 2015 Midwest Truck Show on Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th at Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL. CIT has been involved with the show for many years and our booth will feature new technology along with staff from all departments to answer your questions.

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CIT - Carl Herzog | 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council
Kenworth Truck Company has named Carl Herzog from CIT Group, Inc. to its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council. The 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members are: Chairman – Mike Murphy, MHC Kenworth, Leawood, Kan.; Will Bruser, Truckworx Kenworth, Birmingham, Ala.; Bill Currie, Inland Kenworth, Burnaby, B.C.; Carl Herzog, CIT Group, Inc., Normal, Ill.; David Laird, Papé Kenworth, Eugene, Ore.; Tim Spurgeon, MHC Kenworth, Leawood, Kan.; and Vince Tarola, Kenworth Truck Centres, Concord, Ont. In addition, Jodie Teuton of Kenworth of South Louisiana in Gray, La., serves as the Kenworth line representative for the American Truck Dealers (ATD).

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Kenworth T880 Nominated for ATD Truck of the Year
The Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with Paccar MX-13 Engine is in the running to be named the 2015 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year later this month in San Francisco.

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CIT Awarded by Volvo Trucks
CIT Group, Inc. recently received the Top Dealer Parts Sales Performance Award at the Annual Volvo Dealer Meeting in December.

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CIT Hosts Mack Technology Seminar
Earlier this month, CIT Group, Inc. hosted a Mack Technology Seminar to familiarize customers with the new technology that Mack Trucks Company now offers, such as the Mack® GuardDog Connect and the new Mack® mDRIVE transmission. The seminar included presentations from the following Mack Corporate Representatives;

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Kenworth Announces New Cabover Options
Kenworth announces three, important new options for its medium duty cabovers that open the door for even more diverse customer applications and body customization. The new options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.

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Volvo & Mack Deliveries Jump in October
Global deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in October 2014 amounted to 22,244 vehicles, the company reported Wednesday, a decrease of 5 percent compared with the year-earlier month. Deliveries in North America increased by 21 percent in October. However, deliveries in North America increased by 21 percent in October.

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CIT Group, Inc. Awarded by UTI
CIT Group, Inc. was named a 2014 Outstanding Industry Partner by the Universal Technical Institute on November 10th, 2014. Sean Calhoun, CIT Technical Recruiter, and Carl Herzog, Vice President/Dealer Principal of CIT, were in attendance to accept the award.

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Kenworth 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree Tour
On Wednesday, October 29th, a Kenworth T880 began the transport of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Cass Lake, MN to Washington, D.C. The special 75-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest was loaded onto a heavy duty trailer – expanding 80 feet. A Capitol Christmas tree has been an American tradition since 1964 – to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Kenworth will have a Capitol Christmas Tree tour, stopping at more than 30 spots along the way.

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Carve for a Cure
CIT Group, Inc. offered a creative opportunity for each of their dealership employees to give back to the community. Individuals and departments were encouraged to carve a pumpkin to be used in an effort to bring awareness and raise funds for Cancer research.

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Mack Trucks Rewards OOIDA Members
Mack Trucks is offering a special incentive to active members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) who purchase a new Mack® truck model from a participating dealer between Oct. 22, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2015. OOIDA members who make a qualifying purchase will receive a Mack Trucks Loyalty Reward card worth $1,500. This offer is available in the U.S. and Canada.

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New Options on Kenworth K270 and K370
Kenworth has added several new options to its K270 and K370 medium duty cabover models. The Kenworth K270 Class 6 model now is available for order with 19.5-inch tires and wheels. Bridgestone 19.5-inch front and rear tires are offered along with Alcoa and Accuride 19.5-inch front and rear wheels.

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Worldwide Day of Play; A Hands-on Introduction to the Trucking Industry
On Saturday, September 27th, CIT Group, Inc. participated in the Worldwide Day of Play event hosted by the Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal, IL. The event took place in Uptown Normal and was a street-fest full of free activities for children, including 60 booths, stage activities, a touch-a-truck experience, and a bike rodeo.

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Mack® mDRIVE™ Automated Manual Transmission Now Standard on the Mack Pinnacle™ Model
The Mack® mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission (AMT) is now standard on the Mack Pinnacle™ highway model, offering increased fuel efficiency, productivity and safety to even more Mack customers. The ever-increasing popularity of the mDRIVE, driven by its proven performance and benefits, led to the decision. More than 50 percent of Pinnacle models sold now are equipped with the transmission.

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CIT Group, Inc. – ITA Allied Member of the Year
CIT Group, Inc. attended the Illinois Trucking Association’s 5th Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 25th through Saturday, September 27th at the Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL. There were several guest speakers who gave presentations about the trucking industry, such as Bob Costello – Chief Economist for the American Trucking Association, Bruce Rauner – Candidate for Illinois Govenor, and Rebecca Brewster – President and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute. CIT Group, Inc. participated as the Platinum Sponsor for the meeting, as well as an exhibitor.

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ITA Annual Meeting - Platinum Level Sponsor
The ITA Annual Meeting is the premier event for trucking industry leaders in Illinois. It will be held on September 25th at the beautiful Hyatt Lodge on the corporate campus of the McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL.

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Announcing CIT Central Warehouse
CIT’s recent expansion includes the purchase of a 40,000 square foot building that is now used as a parts distribution warehouse in Normal, Illinois. The Central Corporate Warehouse, located across from the Normal dealership will serve as a distribution center for our dealership parts departments. It is located at 301 W. Northtown Road. The building has been remodeled to provide, office, meeting/training, and efficient warehouse space.

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Update on T680 Tour at CIT
CIT Kenworth of Chicago in Mokena, IL hosted the Kenworth T680 Advantage Tour on Friday, August 15th. We reached out to both existing Customers and others in our territory through mailings, flyers, and direct one-on-one calling. To add value to the tour, CIT lined up 18 Vendors to be on site to visit with Customers attending the event.

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Kenworth T680 Advantage Tour - Mokena
On Friday, August 15th the Kenworth T680 Advantage tour will be set up at our CIT Kenworth of Chicago – Mokena, IL dealership, located at 8300 Springlake Drive. The tour is designed to educate customers on the T680 Advantage. The main attraction will be the T680 Advantage chassis which will have the Kenworth Tour Trailer in tow. This will provide customers with the unique opportunity to become familiar with the fuel economy benefits the T680 Advantage has to offer while at the same time, providing the full 2.1M cab experience.

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CIT Goes Back to School
CIT has the privilege of hosting two campus classrooms – UTI (Universal Technical Institute) in Lisle, IL and Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis, IN. The classrooms are branded with CIT, Kenworth, Volvo, Isuzu, and Mack logos.

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Successful Dealer Award Finalist: CIT
CIT has been recognized as a finalist for Successful Dealer’s 2014 Dealer of the Year award. CIT was selected as one of five finalists from a list of 20 nominees selected from over 2,000 truck dealerships representing all the major truck manufacturers in North America

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A Quieter, Smoother, More Fuel-Efficient Ride - Kenworth T680 with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine
The Kenworth T680s - with their excellent aerodynamics and more fuel-efficient PACCAR MX-13 engines - have delivered a significant 8 percent increase in fuel economy.

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Earth Day -- Commercial Trucks
The Transportation Industry has been committed to making cleaner emissions for over 50 years! The recent heavy-duty emission and fuel economy standards were released in 2011; however, the making of these current rules, and the regulations for 2018, have been in the works for decades. When did these standards and regulations begin? It all started with the Clean Air Act.

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Kenworth: 40 Years at Assembly Plant in Ohio
Kenworth Truck Company’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of building the company’s trucks. The first Kenworth truck rolled off the Chillicothe assembly line in March 1974, and since that date employees at Kenworth’s largest plant have assembled more than 410,000 trucks.

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Mack - Special Financing US Military Personnel
Mack Announces Special Financing for U.S. Military Personnel to Purchase New MACK® Vehicles In recognition of the dedication and sacrifice of U.S. military service men and women, Mack Financial Services is offering returning veterans special financing terms for new MACK® commercial vehicles.

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Volvo NA Truck Deliveries Rise
Volvo Group’s truck deliveries in North America jumped 113% in January over a year earlier, led by the Volvo brand, the company said

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CIT - Kenworth Retail Excellence Awards
CIT Group, Inc. received recognition for winning the recent Kenworth Retail Excellence Campaign. Of all the KW dealerships in North America, CIT brought home the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention. The CIT Parts Department staff creates a great environment for Customer enjoyment and ease of shopping.

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CIT Awarded Vendor of the Year - DOT Transportation
DOT Transportation Incorporated is proud to announce it has awarded heavy and medium-duty truck dealer Central Illinois Trucks, Inc. (CIT) and Volvo the 2012 Vendor of the Year Award. This is the fourth time since the award was created in 2000 that CIT as a dealer group and second time Volvo have been awarded the award from DOT in recognition of its product quality and reliability, outstanding service to DTI, and strong knowledge of DOT operations while providing solutions.

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CIT LaSalle Dealership
Our CIT LaSalle location has been assigned a new address in order to comply with the 911 Address System. Our building has not been relocated. Correct Address (only the street name has changed): CIT Group, Inc., 301 Civic Road, LaSalle, IL 61301

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CIT Sales Professionals Receive World's Best Award
Kenworth Truck Company announced sales professionals honored at the World’s Best Program held in San Francisco, CA. Criteria to qualify includes accomplishments in both Sales Training and vehicles sold. CIT Group, Inc. had two of their staff receive recognition as World’s Best. Dustin Neeley who is out of the CIT in Normal, IL has worked 15 years as a Truck Sales Representative. Dustin came from a local family trucking business that has been in operation for over 60 years. Dustin’s Marketing background along with a lifetime of hands on experience has enabled Dustin’s Customers to connect with him with confidence. This is his third time receiving this award.

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Volvo Trucks Offers Increased Fuel Efficiency Benefits in 2014 Engines
Volvo Trucks announced today that all model year 2014 Volvo engines will offer fuel efficiency improvements as a result of optimized and enhanced engine componentry. Customers purchasing a Volvo truck equipped with a 2014 Volvo D11, D13 or D16 engine will see an increase in fuel efficiency ranging from .5 to 2 percent, offering a significant return on investment for fleets and owner-operators choosing Volvo power and further solidifying Volvo Trucks’ fuel efficiency leadership.

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A Message from our President
Statement from our President, Erick Miner: This statement is in response to an article dated September 27, 2013 regarding Rush Enterprises, Inc. acquiring Chicago International Trucks dealerships. The original article title contained wording that Rush purchased CIT. This acquisition has nothing to do with CIT Group, Inc., aka Central Illinois Trucks, Inc.

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CIT Group, Inc. - 2013 Farm Progress Show
CIT Group, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2013 Farm Progress Show, August 27, 28, and 29. Show times will be 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 am to 4 pm on Thursday. CIT will be at Booth 1106 and will feature trucks beneficial to the agricultural audience.

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CIT President & CEO Receives Honor at ISU College of Business
Erick Miner was honored on March 28th at Illinois State University as an inductee into the College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame. Erick W. Miner is President and CEO of CIT Group Inc., a group of 15 truck dealerships representing franchises for Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck, among others.

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CIT Named TRP Dealer of the Year
Kenworth recognizes CIT Group, Inc. as the 2012 TRP All-Makes Kenworth Dealer of the Year for achieving superior support for TRP parts and service...

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CIT Group, Inc. Launches Mobile Site and App
CIT launched both a Mobile Site and App for smartphone users. CIT recognized the need for presenting a tool that would make it easy for the Customer to be connected to the dealership. The App offers GPS guided Directions and Navigation to any one of their 13 Illinois locations, along with an activated phone dialer for one touch calling.

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Carl Herzog 2013 KW Dealer Council
Carl Herzog of CIT Group, Inc. has been selected by Kenworth Truck Company as one of eight leading executives from among 340 Kenworth dealerships.

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CIT Kenworth of Chicago - Mokena Open
CIT Group,Inc. is proud to announce the opening of CIT Kenworth of Chicago in Mokena, IL., a full service Dealership serving counties in Illinois and Indiana.

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CIT Group, Inc. Named 2011 Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer of the Year
CIT Group, Inc. was named the 2011 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada.

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CIT Kenworth of Southern IL - Troy
CIT is proud to announce the opening of our NEW KENWORTH DEALERSHIP location in Troy, Illinois - Serving the southern Illinois and eastern Missouri area!

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CIT - Troy, IL Chevron Delo Event
Please join us for an exclusive event on Tuesday, October 23rd from 11:00am to 3:00 pm. Huels Oil Company will be at CIT - Troy, IL at 2120 Liebler Road.

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CIT purchases the assets of Northern Illinois Mack & Rockford Truck Sales
CIT Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of assets for Northern Illinois Mack, Inc. and Rockford Truck Sales, Inc. effective June 1, 2012. The previous owners and their employees built a strong company over the years, and we are honored to continue serving the Northern Illinois area with the addition of these three locations to the CIT Group.

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CIT Mokena Opening Fall 2012!
CIT Kenworth in Mokena, Illinois will be opening our doors this Fall! This full service dealership is visible from I-80, between the LaGrange and Harlem exits. Our address is 8300 Springlake Drive, Mokena, IL 60448.

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CIT Named Vendor of the Year - Dot Transportation
Illinois-based Dot Transportation has selected the team of CIT Group, Inc.and Volvo Trucks dealership as its 2010 Vendor of the Year. Kevin Buss, director of fleet maintenance, presented the award at the company’s Mt. Sterling, IL, headquarters.

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Volvo Trucks Dealer Locator App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Volvo Trucks’ Dealer Locator mobile app is the easiest way for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to access Volvo Trucks dealer information on their mobile device.

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CIT Opens New Location
CIT Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of our Kenworth dealership operations into the Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri ...

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Isuzu Trucks Powered by B20 Biodiesel Blends
According to Isuzu Commercial Truck’s Retail Marketing Manager Brian Tabel, Isuzu’s announcement of B20 support is the result of three key factors:...

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Volvo Production Increase
Volvo Trucks in North America announced that in response to increased demand, the company will ramp up production at its New River Valley, Va., plant, and recall approximately 700 employees.

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New Kenworth T660 Regional Hauler Configuration
Kenworth has a new configuration for a T660 – Now is offered without any side chassis fairings, allowing for more fuel tank options and more clear frame space.

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Proposed Amendments to Current HOS Regulations
At the end of last year, revisions to the hours-of-service (HOS) requirements placed on commercial truck drivers by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were proposed. The new regulations have sparked controversy within our industry.

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CIT Group, Inc. Honored Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of Year
KIRKLAND, Wash., June 11, 2009 – Central Illinois Trucks in Normal, IL. was named 2008 Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada...

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CIT Receives 2009 Kenworth Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year Award
KIRKLAND, Wash., May 13, 2010 – Central Illinois Trucks in Normal, Ill., was named 2009 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada...

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