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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.


The Monaco® brand rolled into the Navistar family business in 2010, but it has been the symbol of excellence for recreational vehicles since 1968. By 2003, the company was selling three times as many RVs as the rest of the industry combined, according to Mike Snell, senior vice president of sales and product development. But he adds that joining Navistar has yielded many new possibilities for Monaco.

"With Navistar we are going to be able to do things that this industry has never seen before," he says. Monaco's respected brand names include the high-end Monaco Coach® and the more affordable, family-orientated Holiday Rambler®. For these products and more, Snell says, Navistar's production, design and engineering assets have already provided game-changing results.

"We've built motor homes from the ground up using Navistar Workhorse® chassis, diesel engine and the design of the mobile home itself," says Snell. "Nobody else can say that."

He points out that Navistar engineers and testing facilities have helped upgrade vehicle design, performance and efficiency. "Our new Monaco Vesta™ model is the result of this exciting new collaboration," he says. "Using Navistar expertise and techniques, we were able to do things like wind-tunnel testing for the first time, and produced the most ergonomic, aerodynamic and fuel-efficient motor home on the road today."

Gibbs services all Monaco chassis.


Just recently, Gibbs Truck Centers did a customer blitz in their Southern territory of Ventura and Santa Barbara County. The purpose of the blitz is to knock on as many doors as you can and get customers thinking about trucks, parts, service and rental.

Gibbs had 8 sales teams that competed against each other for successful conquests. A conquest was defined as talking to the decision maker. Each team was equipped with bags of goodies that included company promotional information about products and services and other goodies such as treats, hats, water bottles, calendars, etc. Each team had to bring back business cards to support their calls.

The day started at 7AM and the recap meeting was held at 4PM at the dealership. Each team had to recap their 10 best opportunities in any department on a peg board for all to see. Each team then chose a captain who presented the team's day. When all presentations were complete all the people involved voted for the top three teams. Winners took home iPods, jackets, shirts, etc. It was a great day.


Good Thinking In, Good Thinking Out.

It's important to put good thinking in and good thinking out. Did you graduate high school? You're a success. Growing up is difficult for everyone, and more painful for some than others, due to no fault of their own. Hardships made you stronger and wove good stuff into the fiber of whom you are. You are the sum of your parts and your experiences, but some parts and experiences have been better than others.

Here are some exercises for choosing the story you really want to focus on:
Exercise #1: Name 3 of the best events in your life.
Exercise #2: Name 3 of the worst events.
Exercise #3: Name 3 other events.

After you jot down what these nine things are, write a very short story about each of these events, and note how you feel. If writing isn't your thing, speak them into a tape recorder and then listen. How do you feel later when you read or listen to each of these stories. Which make you feel better? The stories from Exercise 1, I'll bet.

You don't have to let others define who you are and what you can do. How could they possibly know? They aren't you.

Requirements for Diesel Truck Owners

We shared in our last issue the laws that have passed and rehash below for those of you who need a reminder. Here's the update....The California Air Resources Board and CHP are now beginning enforcement! First stories coming in talk about impounding the vehicles if they aren't compliant. Don't get yourself in trouble and come to us so we can fill you in on the laws

Schedule for Heavier Trucks and Buses
Engine YearPM Filter2010 MY Engine
Pre-1994Not requiredJanuary 1, 2015
1994-1995Not requiredJanuary 1, 2016
1996-1999January 1, 2012January 1, 2020
2000-2004January 1, 2013January 1, 2021
2005 or newerJanuary 1, 2014January 1, 2022
2007-2009Already equippedJanuary 1, 2023
Schedule for Lighter Trucks and Buses
Engine Year2010 MY Engine
1995 and olderJanuary 1, 2015
1996January 1, 2016
1997January 1, 2017
1998January 1, 2018
1999January 1, 2019
2003 and olderJanuary 1, 2020
2004-2006January 1, 2021
2007-2009January 1, 2023

California Launches 'Gear Up for Clean Truck Month'

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) launched a multi-agency campaign throughout the month of August to make sure that trucks traversing the state's highways are in compliance with state air pollution laws as part of its "Gear Up for Clean Truck Month."

Working in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol and other allied agencies, CARB will deploy inspectors throughout the state, focusing on trade hubs, weigh stations, ports, rail yards, and major points of entry into the state.

Inspectors will be checking to ensure trucks abide by state measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles including requirements to report fleet information to CARB, employing fuel-saving technology, installing diesel soot filters and replacing or upgrading aging engines and transport refrigeration units.


Bakersfield Commercial Truck Salesmen Rick West sells fleet of trucks to Sunview.

Over fifty years ago, Marko Zaninovich recognized that the hot, arid climate and long, sunny days of California's southern San Joaquin Valley were ideal for growing quality table grapes. It was in the heart of this valley that he established the roots of Sunview. Combining this solid foundation with the talents of the founding father's second generation, the company has grown to become one of California's largest family-owned and operated table grape operations.

"We are sure glad to have been given the opportunity to become a supplying partner of this great operation. It has been a real privilege to work with Sunview and all the great people that understand the need for great products like the International Prostar's day cabs and Durastar flatbeds."

Sunview Vineyards are a very big part of this Valley and a lot of folks around here look up to them and duplicate this respect in their equipment purchase regime. We value this partnership and strive to dedicate our resources to keep all of our clients up to date with new products and offerings. "It's a great business to be involved with when your customers are all like mine."


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