International Trucks – Ahead in Customer Satisfaction!

June 4, 2008

The interesting logo of the International Truck and Engine Corporation inspires confidence in truckers and truck lovers across over 90 countries around the world. The company manufactures automotive trucks, buses, school buses, diesel engines and chassis. It also designs and manufactures private diesel engines for SUVs, pick-up trucks and vans. Like other reputable companies such as Ford, Isuzu and GMC Navistar International also manufactures rental trucks for Budget Rental Truck.

The International Harvesting Company was formed in 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, as a result of the merger of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and the Deering Harvester Company. In the following three decades the company diversified to include manufacturing of farming equipment, gar turbines, construction equipment, trucks, buses and allied components. It was in the mid 1980s that the company began to downsize and concentrated its operations on International truck and engine manufacturing. It retained its original logo and also its excellent reputation in customer satisfaction. The Navistar International Corporation is the parent company of the International Truck and Engine Company.Today International truck and engine are regarded as the best and assure customer satisfaction each and every time. International Truck and Engine Corporation understands the financial constraints that customers often face and hence has a subsidiary, Navistar Financial Corporation that takes care of this aspect. It also sells through its wide and diverse International truck dealers network new as well as used trucks. Whatever the choice the customer is always guaranteed the utmost level of satisfaction in service.

The diesel range of International engines have now been named ‘Maxxforce’. Thus the name of the truck engine will be Maxxforce, followed by the approximate number of the engine’s displacement. The company endeavors to provide its truckers the best driving experience and hence offers interior packages to suit the driver’s needs. The International Chrome Package for International Class 8 trucks offer a trendy look and reliable service with top grade 304, non-magnetic, non-corroding stainless steel.Medium and heavy duty International trucks are used in many different vocations and markets such as hauling freight, construction, pickup and delivery, over the road, military, corporate, school buses, emergency services, utility and governments. Some of the heavy duty and medium duty trucks offered by International include the International 9900, International CityStar, International ProStar, International DuraStar, International PayStar and International TranStar

It has always been International Truck and Engine Corporation’s effort to provide their customers the very best service. They have even designed the International WorkStar in a multi-piece manner, which essentially means that in case of any damage only one part will have to be replaced rather than the whole unit. International truck parts are available easily and are characterized by their superior quality and reliability.The International truck dealers network ensures that truckers are able to find the parts they want in minimum time. International won the 2006 JD Power Award and has the highest customer satisfaction rate among Vocational Class 8 customers. When it comes to brand loyalty International is far beyond its competitors and 91% International vocational truck drivers say that they would replace their current truck only with an International because of the superior performance of the trucks and excellent customer service.

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Chevy that’s more than the sum of its parts

February 12, 2008

Diesel trucks are often more than the sum of their parts. They all have great engines, bulletproof transmissions, axles rated for more than 5 tons of weight, and pickup beds built for loading up and dragging around whatever it takes to get the job done. Naturally, each one of the Big 3 diesels has its own strengths, but what if what you’re looking for in a truck isn’t something that can be sold on a dealership lot?

Ty Freed of Bruceville, Indiana, was in just that kind of predicament. Back in 1981, Ty’s dad bought a Chevy pickup for use around the homestead. Since the day his dad rolled down the driveway in that truck, Ty’s been sold on the ’73-’87 Chevy. It’s kind of a sentimental thing. So, when it came time to buy a pickup of his own, Ty knew he’d have to take the unconventional path and restore an ’80 K30 dualie instead of buying a late-model rig. When he tore into the project, he even decided to repaint it in the same two-tone treatment as that of his dad’s truck.

Ty's Cummins engine swap may be the cleanest conversion we've ever seen. The 5.9L engine is relatively stock, save for a 4-inch turbo back exhaust without a muffler, but look at Ty's attention to detail in his routing of the plumbing, electrical wiring, and custom-machined aluminum valve cover.

The more you know about Ty, the more his decision makes sense. Ty is a professor at the Vincennes University, where he teaches courses in automotive technology and collision repair. Who better to know the steps it takes to completely strip, rebuild, and repaint every component on the truck until it looked and functioned as good as new. Ty figures he’s put around 1,200 hours of work into building the truck. One of the reasons his buildup took so long is its unique powertrain.

Cummins Engine Swap

Unlike his dad’s old Chevy Trucks, Ty’s K30 received some modern updates to ensure that it could ride and drive like a new pickup.

Instead of rebuilding the original gas V-8 engine under the hood, Ty swapped in an early 12-valve 5.9L Cummins with the VE injection pump with an intercooler from a ’96 Dodge Ram. He built custom motor mounts and mated a Dodge 47RE four-speed automatic transmission behind the Cummins to make the swap go smoother.

Ty's '80 Chevy K30 dualie was built for sentimental reasons and modeled after his dad's old Chevy truck. Unlike his dad's pickup, though, this 1-ton packs amechanical injection 12-valve Cummins under the hood.

Ty’s attention to detail is nothing less than stunning. The engine compartment alone is a work of art. The wiring, plumbing, and integration of the swapped-in Dodge hardware is first class and makes the Cummins, dare we say, look even more at home in this ’80 Chevy’s engine compartment than it does in the Dodge it came out of.

Work Truck That’s a Work of Art

The rest of the truck is equally as spotless. Rather than turn the truck into a chromed-out show vehicle, Ty took the time to build the truck into something he could actually use. The 1-ton drivetrain was built with heavy-duty use in mind. An aluminum flatbed replaced the bed. Goodyear MT/R mud tires on 16-inch Alcoa aluminum wheels were fitted to give the truck the ability to drive anywhere Ty needs it to go. And for those times when even that’s not enough, a Warn winch was fitted up front to pull him the rest of the way. Kinda makes you wish Chevrolet built them this way back in the ’80s, doesn’t it?


Salt truck laid overturned on the side of Route

February 12, 2008

Salt spilled onto the frozen ground as a MoDOT salt truck laid overturned on the side of Route W-W. On the other side of the road, falling ice froze to the side of a red pickup truck with a smashed bumper.

Salt trucks help protect drivers in winter conditions, but even those drivers have to deal with the weather.

On the afteroon of Feb. 11, a MoDOT salt truck collided with a red pickup truck sending two of the trucks‘ passengers to the University Hospital. The Millersburg Fire Protection District responded to the call for a motor accident with injuries, but found an overturned MoDOT truck when they arrived on the scene.

Derek Back was one of the fire fighters who responded to the call, spending two hours in the middle of the road to direct traffic until crews cleared the scene. Back says that while salt trucks are heavy, a slick road makes it possible for anyone to get into an accident.

“This is the first one I’ve responded to in my career, but we hear of it every so often,” Back said. “Heavy equipment dump trucks, salt trucks; it’s a danger for them to be on the roads like this.”

The MFPD responds to an average of 30-50 accidents during the winter season.

“We see accidents like this quite often,” Back said, “Especially when the weather starts to change.”

While the accident occured near Columbia, it was outside of the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department. However, Columbia is working on clearing the roads as well.  Operations Manager Mary Ellen Lea says that they are prepared for the weather.

Columbia currently has 17 salt trucks and five smaller trucks to clear the roads. The trucks have a chain system mounted under the axle. When the wheel spins, the chains underneath offer added traction.

Lea said that before the weather comes, the trucks lay just salt. Once the precipitation begins, the trucks lay a salt and cinder mixture for added traction.


Used Vehicles on Finance

February 12, 2008

We have a variety of late model pre-owned cars, truckstrailers, machinery equipments, motorhomesvans, and sport utility vehicles. Come in today and see our inventory. Our dedicated staff is available to provide in-house financing that can be tailored to almost any credit situation. If your looking for second chance financing and have had repossessions, charge-offs, divorce, bankruptcy, no credit, or bad credit you can still get a quality pre-owned vehicle from Carnes Motor Company Inc. In-House Financing Bad credit ok  Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles