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CIT Trucks Expands Operations in Region

New Peru Facility representing Kenworth, Volvo and Mack Truck lines

Published Monday, February 6, 2017

CIT TRUCKS, LLC has begun construction on a new 34,000 sq. ft. dealership in Peru. CIT owns and operates 2 local heavy duty truck dealerships.  The Peru location has represented the Kenworth and Volvo line of trucks since 1989.  Continued growth from these franchises has made it necessary to expand facilities.  CIT will be moving their Mack Truck LaSalle dealership to the current May Rd building when the new facility is complete.

CIT local dealerships offer a complete inventory of truck and trailer parts, along with high quality mechanical and body shop repair services.  They currently employ 53 people, but the new $4.5 million expansion should result in an additional 10 positions.

In 1989, the draw to the Illinois Valley area was a large truck population.  With the reduction of manufacturing in the area, that is no longer the case.  However, the area’s proximity to the interstate, rail, air, and rivers continue to bring interstate commerce thru the region.  According to IDOT, the daily truck count on I80 is 13,650 trucks, and I39 9,300.  Due to EPA mandated changes, today’s diesel engines are extremely complicated.  As a result, trucking companies rely more and more on truck dealerships for their mechanical repairs.

CIT TRUCKS, LLC is a full-line commercial truck dealership group representing Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and Isuzu.  They operate 14 locations in Illinois and Missouri, with over 635 employees.  CIT has been in business since 1975, with headquarters in Normal, IL.  They offer New and Used Truck Sales, an extensive parts inventory, the finest in truck Service, and state of the art Body Shop facilities.  CIT also offers in-house rental and leasing through Central Truck Leasing, and finance solutions through Central Truck Finance.  CIT’s Total Sales for 2016 came in at $372 million, selling just under 4,000 new and used trucks. More information can be found at www.cittrucks.com.

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