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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 at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in Seattle.

“We’re very pleased and honored to receive the Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award,” said Erick Miner, president of Central Illinois Trucks, which operates dealerships in Bensenville, Champaign, Joliet, Morton, Normal, Peru, and Springfield, Ill. “We have made significant investments in personnel, parts and service to support medium duty customers. Our success is a tribute to Kenworth’s quality medium duty trucks and the diligent efforts of our employees to achieve high customer satisfaction.”

Central Illinois Trucks was chosen as Kenworth Medium Dealer of the Year from among six other Kenworth dealer finalists. Also recognized for excellence in the medium duty category at the Kenworth Dealer meeting are Kenworth Toronto, NorCal Kenworth, MHC Kenworth (Colorado), MHC Kenworth (Georgia), Papé Kenworth of Central California, and Wallwork Kenworth.

“Central Illinois Trucks aggressively pursues the medium duty business and does an excellent job of selling to the construction, fire truck, petroleum hauler, refuse, snowplow and wrecker markets,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “The dealership represents The World’s Best® trucks very well by emphasizing the quality, durability and reliability, and low cost of ownership of Kenworth’s outstanding medium duty product line.”

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. In 2009, Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for both Over the Road Segment and Pickup and Delivery Segment Class 8 Trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.