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GIBBS TRUCK CENTERS has been serving Central California since 1970. 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.


Record-keeping tips from John Turner, a CPA and regular guest on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Road Dog Trucking channel.

  1. Monitor Monthly
    Keep records of every transaction, from customer invoices to business receipts. Turn these records into financial statement, and review on a monthly basis for a snapshot of your business health - and a head start at tax time.

  2. Write it Down
    Some on-the-road expenses don't provide a receipt: trips to the laundromat, or tipping a mechanic for a job well done. The law allows a deduction of up to $75 per day without a receipt, but you need a manual record. Write each expense in a notebook that's always with you.

  3. Call for Backup
    With electronic logbooks, some drivers think they don't need to keep track of their own hours. But the IRS still requires backup documentation. Ask your employer for a printout. Or keep an old-fashioned manual logbook, and make sure it matches the electronic version.

  4. Follow the 3-Year Rule
    Keep source documents for three years from the last affected tax return. For equipment that means three years after the disposition (sale, trade, or retiring) of that depreciable asset. Keep scans of paper records, and store copies in multiple locations.

How Far does International® go to test its trucks under severe conditions? To the most remote route in the coldest place in America.
By Josh Dean

In a ranking of the most remote and lonely routes in North America, there is a competition only for No. 2. The top spot is not in doubt. Ask a trucker: It's the Dalton Highway.

Also known as Alaska Route 11 and the Haul Road, the James W. Dalton Highway is a 414-mile gravel, dirt and paved road that startes just north of Livengood off the Elliot Highway, 84 miles north of Fairbanks, then crosses the Arctic Circle at Mile 115 and ends at Deadhorse, at Prudhoe Bay, home base for Alaska's oil drilling industry. It was built at a cost of $150 million over five months in 1974 to support the Trans Alaska Pipeline, but it's primary use-then and now-has been to supply the North Slope oil fields that suck the black liquid out of the seabed. And that requires trucks, lots of trucks.

Despite being one of the world's most remote highways, the Dalton is actually bustling with truck traffic-an average of 160 a day in summer and 250 in winter. Twelve months a year these rigs ply it's monotonous miles of tundra, bounce over its crater-size ruts and ascend its steep slopes, enduring some of the harshest weather on earth. Prospect Creek, at Mile 135, is the site of the lowest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. (-80°); Antigun Pass, at 4,800 feet, is Alaska's highest divide; and for 240 miles after Coldfoot, America's northernmost truckstop there are no servies whatsoever, making this the longest stretch of unsupported road in the U.S. Drivers leaving Fairbanks make sure to pack extra food, water and cold-weather gear-essential items in a place where outside temperatures can reach dangerous lows.

All of which makes the road the perfect place to cold-weather-test the International® fleet of heavy duty trucks. The idea behind the testing, says Navistar field test manager Roy Hensler-who runs the Alaska project and spends part of each winter in the frigid north-is to put International trucks through every situation that drivers may encounter and then some. "We're making sure the vehicle is reliable, performs and will be acceptable to customers all the way around," Hensler explains. "from driver comfort to vehicle performance." And Alaskan winter, so long and brutal, offer up to six months of below-zero temperatures. "That's plenty of data." (In summer he leads similar work in the Nevada desert to test trucks in extreme heat.) As for the road's quality: "I wouldn't say it's good, It's passable."


73 in Hi Rise Pro Sleeper; ISX Cummins Engine 500 hp; Diesel; Ultrashift OD; Engine Brake; Air Ride Suspension; 355 Ratio; 22.5 Tires; Polished Aluminum Wheels; 236 in Wheelbase; Tandem Axle; Stk #: D4910
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(Qty: 4) C13 Caterpillar Engine 420 hp; Diesel; 10 Spd; Engine Brake; Air Ride Suspension; 3.70 Ratio; All Aluminum Wheels; 160 in Wheelbase; Tandem Axle; 12,000 lb Front Axle Weight; Stk #: D4851
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(Qty: 2) Standard Cab; DT466 International Engine 195 hp; Diesel; 7 Spd; 22.5 Tires; All Steel Wheels; NEW 16' FLAT BED DUMP.... OFF-LEASE MAINTAINED... Stk #: D4365
$22,900 - 18 ft flatbed Stk #: D4362
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DT 466 International Engine 195 hp; Diesel Fuel Type; 10 Spd; Air Ride Suspension; 18 ft Length; Swing Door; 22.5 Tires; All Steel Wheels; Single Axle; Thermo King Reefer; Insulated; Stk #: D4830
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Gibbs International Truck Centers - Heavy Duty Trucks and Truck Parts
Scotseal Plus XL Drive Axle Wheel Seal. 20% off
Scotseal® PlusXL is engineered to withstand the most brutal operating conditions - excessive heat from frequent braking, bone-chilling cold in northern climates, and synthetic lubricants that destroy ordinary seals. Installs by hand - no need to stock special tools for different hub sizes.
Part Number: CR47692
Starters $329.53 each
Aftermarket engine mounting flexibility. 8200308-Cummins ISX, Detroit S60, CAT, and Mack E7 engines. 8200433- MaxxForce DT, 9, 10 and Cummins ISC, ISL engines.
Part Number: 8200308 and 8200433
Battery's $69.99 each
Performance Edge Group 31 Battery. Flooded acid battery, 925 CCA for easy starting, 160 minute reserve capacity for accessory loads.
Part Number: HP31D
Anti Freeze
Shell Rotella extended life and freeze coolant.
Part Number: ZSH9404206021G
$9.99 gallon

New Service Location
We are pleased to announce a new service location in Tulare, California. We are located at 19766B South Highway 99. If you are coming from the south you get off at Exit 2000 and go right on the Frontage Road past the rental store and go left at the first driveway. Our hours are 7-5PM Monday thru Friday. Telephone is 559-686-2377.
New On Line Appointment System
Beginning January 1st, you can go to our web site Gibbstrucks.com and schedule your service appointments on line. This form allows you to set up a time and repair that will make the appointment convenient for you. It's an easy to use system that lets you select a day and time by repairs required. Once you have completed the on line form, just select the store you want it sent to and they will respond quickly.
Gibbs International Truck Centers - Heavy Duty Trucks and Truck Parts

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