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CIT Trucks Technician Heads to Isuzu Competition in Japan


CIT Trucks - Rockford has won the opportunity to participate in Isuzu’s Grand Prix International Competition. The final round will be held in Fujisawa, Japan. CIT Trucks service technician, Trevor Shrader and two other finalists will represent their respective companies and North America in this competition.

Isuzu created this competition to identify and reward the world’s most skilled and knowledgeable Service Technicians. These individuals have been invited to the 12th Annual Isuzu World Technical Competition, where more than 40 countries will compete for the title of Isuzu World Champions. In this competition, each country’s team will have to compete in tests of knowledge and skill to claim the international title.

"We're very proud of Trevor and his accomplishments. Everyone knew that he would succeed against his peers throughout the competition and we are looking forward to him not only representing CIT Trucks, but North America in the final round." - Jim Garner, Rockford Service Manager

To prepare for this event, each member will have to complete three weeks of intensive training and homework at Isuzu’s training facility in Pennsylvania. At the end of October, Trevor and the other two team members will head to Fujisawa, Japan to compete for the international championship.

"I've been feeling like I've forgotten more than I learn on a daily basis and have been looking for a challenge. I'm not sure what I've gotten myself into but I'm excited about the possibility of going to Japan and look forward to the intensive training that will be required to prepare for it should I advance through to the next round". - Trevor (Service Technician, Rockford)

CIT Trucks is very proud of Trevor’s accomplishments, and we cannot wait to see how the North America team will fare in the competition. Best of luck to Trevor and all of those competing this fall.

About CIT Trucks
Since 1975, CIT Trucks, LLC has proudly served the transportation industry. Our consolidated enterprises employ over 600 people and represent Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Isuzu, and Autocar product lines in 15 locations serving sales territories in Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana. Additionally, the company owns subsidiaries Central Truck Leasing, a wholly-owned truck rental and leasing company, and Central Truck Finance, a wholly-owned financial services company. To learn more about CIT Trucks, LLC, visit us at