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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.

Volkswagen To Enter Truck Business with Navistar

Volkswagen AG's VLKAY wholly-owned subsidiary Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH announced a strategic alliance with Navistar International Corporation NAV. The alliance involves the purchase of a 16.6% equity stake in Navistar by Volkswagen Truck & Bus, as well as framework agreements for strategic technology and supply collaboration and a procurement joint venture.

Navistar will issue 16.2 million new shares, to be purchased by Volkswagen Truck & Bus for $256 million or $15.76 per share. The purchase price represents a 12% premium over Navistar's closing price on Sep 2, 2016. Volkswagen Truck & Bus will have to retain these shares for at least three years per the agreement. It will also be able to appoint two directors to Navistar's board.

The procurement joint venture will source parts for both the companies. This should enhance their scale and competitiveness.

The strategic technology and supply collaboration will focus on powertrain technology solutions, as well as advanced driver assistance systems, connected vehicle solutions, platooning and autonomous technologies, electric vehicles, and cab and chassis components.

Introducing New International LT Series

Navistar's Supertruck Exceeds Department Of Energy's Freight Efficiency Goal

Demonstration Model Has Already Yielded Improvements for the Company's Production Models LISLE, Ill., Sept. 28, 2016 -- Navistar today unveiled its innovative SuperTruck demonstration vehicle, CatalIST, which has achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 104 percent compared to the control vehicle, exceeding the improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the SuperTruck program.

  • Advanced integration of Navistar® N13 Engine utilizing proprietary intelligent controls and high efficiency combustion.
  • Reduction in aerodynamic drag through replacement of cab- and hood-mounted mirrors with a series of cameras and interior-mounted monitors, which also yield equal or better indirect vision for the driver.
  • A new LED headlamp system that reduces lamp size for a more aerodynamic shape and cuts electrical power requirements by greater than 80 percent, while improving luminous output and light color for improved night-time direct driver vision and reduced driver fatigue.
  • An all-new shape with a sloped windshield and wedged cab for improved aerodynamics. Innovative use of lighter-weight carbon-fiber panels in the upper body, roof headers, back panel, and dash panel.
  • A hybrid front suspension and lightweight rear suspension that leverages lightweight alloys with composite materials, reducing weight and enabling an electronic ride height management system, which provides dynamic ride height and pitch control for improved aerodynamics. Aerodynamic improvements that reduce the trailer's drag coefficient by more than 30 percent.
Ventura College is in partnership with Gibbs Truck Centers.

Ventura College, with the help of Gibbs Truck Centers, has launched a new Diesel Mechanic Program where students can pursue a certificate of achievement and an associates degree in diesel mechanics. They will showcase the new state-of-the art Diesel Mechanics Program to students and community members.

Gibbs is investing nearly $1 million in cash and in-kind equipment and support to establish the Diesel Mechanic Program at Ventura College. Two of the company's service bays have become lab instruction facilities for the students to gain hands-on, work-based training experience. Students in the program will also complete classroom coursework required for careers in diesel electronics and diagnostics, and in diesel engines and repair. Curriculum will be approved by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

The program's first students have just started classes a few weeks ago. Over the next five years, campus officials expect between 100 and 150 students will complete their diesel technicians training. Diesel technology is a growing industry, with job growth expected to increase nine percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with starting salaries ranging from $40,000 to $50,000.

According to EMSI, an educational and career data research company, there's expected to be a 7.5 percent increase in the job market between now and 2022 between Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles and Kern counties. Over 7,000 bus and truck mechanics are employed annually in the five counties with a median salary of $25 an hour.


On a Mission
Catholic nuns take a Scout to the Costa Rican jungle.

In 1965, an impoverished settlement in San Vito, Costa Rica received a visit from four nuns in an International® Scout®. The group came from a Catholic congregation in Trenton, N.J., as a delegation to bring aid and assistance to the settlers in one of the more remote parts of Costa Rica. But in order to get there, they first had to cross the rugged terrain of the country's west coast, which was no easy task.

At their local International Harvester dealer in New Jersey, they found the Scout, the perfect vehicle for their journey through a land which folks at that time were "accustomed to travel afoot and by ule." The dealer was so moved by their mission that he gave them the truck for free. To prepare them for the journey, he showed then how the engine worked, as well as how to change a tire -skills the nuns hadn't yet acquired, When it was finally time to go, they stowed the Scout in the back of a plane's cargo compartment and jetted to Costa Rica, where they embarked on their epic journey through the jungle to San Vito.


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Oxnard, California 93036
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Santa Maria, CA 93455
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Fresno, California 93725
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Bakersfield, California 93308
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Tulare, California 93274

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