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GIBBS TRUCK CENTERS has been serving Central California since 1969. We have (6) six full service commercial truck dealerships offering the complete line of INTERNATIONAL and ISUZU brand products and services. We carry a multi-million dollar parts inventory to meet our customers' needs. Our Service Departments are staffed with Factory Trained Technicians with ASE certification. Should you require an additional unit we offer Rental trucks or full maintenance leasing through our Gibbs Idealease organization. Our state of the art paint and body shops can handle any make or model repairs. Looking to purchase a truck or tractor please contact one of our highly experienced sales professionals.

International Reveals RH Regional Tractor; Designed with Driver Input

RH was designed with driver input to help improve uptime, visibility, and fuel economy over similarly equipped models.

RH Series trucks will be powered by the International A26 12.4L engine and will feature design improvements aimed at improving uptime, including reliability and serviceability enhancements. These features include:

  • Cab wiring with all-new harnessing and an in-cab power distribution module that is inside the truck, away from the elements.
  • All key service points under the hood, inside the cab, and around the vehicle are ergonomically designed for easy access and servicing, and many components have been engineered with longer intervals between required maintenance.
  • The new single-canister after treatment system is not just 60% smaller and 40% lighter, but is also simplified for quicker servicing

The A26 engine is built from the MAN D26 engine crankcase and it produces up to 450 horsepower and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque from a design that's 600-700 pounds lighter than a traditional 15L big bore engine, according to International.

The engine's components have been engineered to deliver improved uptime and fuel efficiency, reduced weight, and quiet operation. International said the A26 is well suited for beverage, bulk haul, and other regional-haul applications.

The RH was also designed with driver visibility in mind with new windows and mirrors to improve side visibility.

The interior is designed around how a driver will interact with the truck from the inside. Features like a large swept-back windshield, optimized mirror placement, and an aerodynamic sloped hood for a clearer view, were aimed at improving visibility in the RH.

Maneuverability was also improved in the RH. An inside wheel cut of up to 50 degrees provides a curb-to-curb turning radius of 27 feet, 10 inches to help drivers navigate city streets.

Aerodynamic improvements in the RH Series have decreased wind noise to improve driver comfort in the cab while also yielding up to a 6% improvement in fuel efficiency, according to International.

In addition, weight reduction was achieved by leveraging such technologies as a single- canister after treatment device, the International Ride Optimized Suspension, and aluminum fuel tank hangers, as well as the lighter A26 engine.

Ricky's Retirement

Rick Grue worked for Gibbs Trucks Centers in Oxnard for 32 years.

Parts Department

He was in the Parts Department and ran the back Parts Counter to the shop. He was our version of Howard Cossell. Tells it like it is and pontificated many pearls of wisdom to mechanics and parts guys. The Grues live in Camarillo. During retirement, Ricky wants to spend time with his grandson, Finnegan "Finn." He is a avid bicyclist- rides with the "Old Cranks" in Westlake Village and likes hiking. He enjoys copious amounts of coffee and Morse Drool Beer. We had a wonderful day celebrating his last day and sharing many memories about his last 32 years.

Good Luck, Rick!

ED'S CORNER

...Game was rigged, truth comes out...

In the final game of his high school season, football star Nate Haasis set the conference record for passing yards in a career. but the final drive felt fishy to Nate. It seemed too easy. His worries were confirmed when it came out that his coach and the opposing coach had made a deal to ensure Nate would set the record. The opposing coach said that he had his defenders put their arms in their jerseys to prevent them from tackling

Hearing this, Nate sent a letter to the head of the conference saying, "I would like to preserve the integrity and sportsmanship of a great conference for future athletes," and asking that his final pass no count towards his total. His request was granted and his name was removed from the record books.

Tips for Efficient Driving

Tips for Efficient Driving.

  1. Lower drive speeds - At interstate speeds, each 1.0 mph (1.6 kph) increase equals a 0.1 mpg (0.04 km/L) decrease. For example, driving at 65 mph instead of 70 mph can save 0.5 mpg (0.21km/L) and create roughly a 7 percent improvement in fuel economy.
  2. Run in top gear more than 90 percent of the time - Every 10 percent drop in time in top gear equals approximately a 3 percent to 5 percent decrease in fuel economy.
  3. Decrease idle rpm and idling time - Using the lowest idle speed possible helps reduce fuel use by up to 0.5 gal/hr (1.89L/hr). Every hour of idle time that you eliminate can increase your vehicle's fuel economy by as much as 1 percent.
  4. Follow proper driving habits - Sudden braking, rapid acceleration, early downshifting and other poor driving habits ca negatively impact fuel economy by as much as 30 percent.


Starts AUGUST 14, 2017

THE RENTAL DEPARTMENT

We Rent...

16' Stakebeds
16' City Vans
24' Reefer Trucks
24' Vans with Liftgates/Rail/Gates
24' Flatbeds
24' Stakebeds
2 Axle Tractors
3 Axle Tractors

See our Rental Board for Rates


SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Ed Gibbs presented Meghan Foglia a $1,000 check at Gibbs Trucks Centers, Oxnard, CA on behalf of the CAWA California Automative Wholesale Association.

Meghan attended the ceremony on July 21. We talked about the history of Gibbs starting in 1969 to the present. We discussed CAWA, a top aftermarket parts trade association. Gary Mueller, (left) Parts manager in Oxnard, is on their board and has been a past chairman. We talked about Meghan and how her hard work and dedication got her the Scholarship Award! She is in the Army reserve, studied auto tech and still attends Oxnard College. She wants to be a Service Advisor - working with her technical background and she is very good with people! On behalf of CAWA and Gibbs Truck Centers we congratulate Meghan Foglia on her scholarship award for 2017.

This is such a honor for this young student. Gibbs Truck Centers is excited to be part of this terrific scholarship award program.


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