About Us

CIT Trucks was founded and incorporated on November 6, 1975 as Central Illinois Kenworth Sales and Service, Inc. The company headquarters are located in Normal, Illinois and today owns four separate truck franchises in fifteen locations and employs over 700 people at locations in Normal, La Salle-Peru, Springfield, Pleasant Plains, Morton, Atlanta, Champaign, Bensenville, Joliet, Troy, Grayslake, Rockford, and Mokena, Illinois along with Fenton, Missouri.

CIT Trucks is in business to serve our customers with the best line-up of medium and heavy-duty trucks, related equipment, the most complete inventory of parts, and the highest quality of mechanical and body repair services available.

We are proud of our company’s heritage and are always working towards continued growth.

Certifications

About Us

CIT-Trucks-Logo-Full-Color

CIT Trucks is Expanding to Green Oaks

2021

CIT Trucks is finalizing plans to break-ground on a new full service dealership in Green Oaks, Illinois to serve our northern Illinois and Wisconsin customers traveling the I-94 corridor.

Bensenville Location Relocates to Better Serve Chicagoland Customers

October 2019

Our Bensenville retail parts distribution center relocated to a new 52,000 sq.ft facility to better serve our current customers and act as our Northern distribution center. Used Truck Sales and Leasing will also be offered at this facility.

LaSalle Dealership Moves to Completely Renovated Peru Location

November 2018

CIT Trucks – LaSalle was relocated to the completely renovated campus of our previous Peru, Illinois dealership and now operates as Peru Mack.

2018---Peru-Mack

Peru Dealership Expands to Brand New Building off of I-80

October 2017

We relocated our Peru, Illinois Kenworth and Volvo dealership to a 45,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art dealership conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 80 and 39.

Normal, Illinois Dealership Undergoes Full Remodel

March 2017

CIT Trucks dealership in Normal, Illinois completed a full-remodel including interior redesign and many exterior improvements.

Champaign Locations Remodels Expanding Service

August 2016

Our Champaign location underwent a remodel including 13,000 square feet of service space.

CIT Trucks Purchases St. Louis Kenworth Dealership

October 2015

CIT Trucks purchased the assets of Kenworth of St. Louis. The dealership located in Fenton, Missouri underwent a complete renovation including facility interior and exterior along with adjacent grounds and customer parking areas.

Company Begins Operating Under New Name - CIT Trucks

January 2015

2015 saw the introduction of our new company name, operating all locations under the CIT Trucks brand.

Morton Location Completes Extensive Remodel and Addition

August 2014

Our Morton location underwent an extensive remodel and expansion adding an additional 11,000 sq. ft to the facility.

Mokena Dealership Opens on I-80 to Serve Chicagoland Market

November 2013

A new 38,000 square foot full-service dealership was opened in Mokena, Illinois on Interstate 80.

Northern Illinois Mack Acquired, Adding 3 Locations & Mack Franchise

June 2012

In 2012, we purchased Northern Illinois Mack, Inc. and Rockford Truck Sales, Inc. with locations in Grayslake, Rockford, and La Salle adding Mack Trucks to our franchises.

Full Service Dealership Opens in Troy, Illinois

May 2012

Our Edwardsville location moved to a new 32,000 square foot full service dealership in Troy, Illinois, on Interstates 55 and 270.

Finance Division Added to Company Offerings

May 2011

The company continued to expand as we formed our own finance company that currently operates as Central Truck Finance, a division of CIT Trucks.

 

Expands Kenworth Franchise to Southern Illinois

April 2011

CIT Trucks was granted the Kenworth Truck franchise for southern Illinois and eastern Missouri with the opening of a retail parts distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Leasing Division Added to Company Offerings

May 2006

The company opened a truck leasing division, currently operating as Central Truck Leasing, a division of CIT Trucks.

Two Locations Relocate to their Current Facilities: Joliet & Champaign

April 2006

Two locations moved to new facilities: Shorewood relocated to a new 30,000 square foot full-service dealership in Joliet, Illinois, on Interstates 55 and 80. Urbana also moved to a new 22,000 square foot facility in Champaign, Illinois located at Interstates 57 and 74.

Springfield Location Completes Full Remodel Plus Addition

October 2005

Our Springfield location underwent a remodel and almost doubled in size to it’s current 22,000 square foot facility.

Kenworth Truck Franchise Expands to Include Chicago Area

April 2004

CIT Trucks was granted the Kenworth Truck franchise for the Chicago area. We opened a service dealership in Shorewood, Illinois, and a retail parts distribution center in Bensenville, Illinois

Two Fleet Maintenance Facilities Opened: Pleasant Plains & Atlanta

December 2003

Two fleet maintenance facilities were opened, one in Pleasant Plains, Illinois and the other in Atlanta, Illinois

Fifth Full-Service Dealership Opens to Serve Champaign-Urbana

April 2003

Our fifth full-service dealership opened in Urbana, Illinois.

Fourth Full-Service Dealership Opens off of I-74 in Morton

May 2001

We opened our fourth dealership location in a 39,000 square foot facility on Interstate 74 in Morton, Illinois.

Celebrating 25 Years of Serving the Trucking Industry

November 2000

CIT celebrated 25 years in business!

Normal Dealership Relocates Expanded Body Shop

March 1997

Our existing Body Shop operation moved into a new, 25,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building in Normal, Illinois.

Third Full-Service Dealership Opens to Serve Capitol City

August 1995

A new facility was built to house our third dealership location on Interstate 55 in Springfield, Illinois.

Company Expands to Second Dealership in Peru, Illinois

March 1989

We opened a second dealership location on Interstate 80 in Peru, Illinois.

Isuzu Trucks Franchise Added

December 1985

An Isuzu Truck of America franchise was added to our product line-up.

Company Expands to Include Volvo Trucks Franchise

May 1985

A Volvo franchise was purchased in addition to the existing Kenworth franchise and the company began operating under the name Central Illinois Trucks, Inc.

Flagship Dealership in Normal Relocates to Current Location

November 1976

The original Normal, Illinois dealership relocated to its present 57,000 square foot facility on Northtown Road.

Company Founded as Central Illinois Kenworth

November 1975

On November 6, 1975 CIT Trucks was founded and incorporated as Central Illinois Kenworth Sales and Service, Inc. and began operations as a Kenworth Truck dealership.

Recent Dealer Awards

2020
Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #1 In North America – Number of Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified Dealerships
  • #1 In North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • #2 In North America – Dealer Financial Management
  • Paccar Fleet Parts Sales Growth
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • #3 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • Paccar MX Engine Parts Sales Growth
  • Overall Dealer Facility Excellence
  • #4 In North America – Number of Certified Paccar MX Engine Service Techs

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking:

  • Dealer Financial Management

2019
Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #1 In North America – Number of Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified Dealerships
  • #1 In North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Dealer Financial Management
  • Overall Dealer Facility Excellence
  • #4 In North America – Number of Certified Paccar MX Engine Service Techs
  • #4 In North America – Paccar Fleet Parts Sales Growth
  • #4 In North America – Paccar MX Engine Parts Sales Growth
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  •   #5 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales Volume

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking:

  • Dealer Financial Management

Achievements:

  • Achieved Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certification at all Kenworth Dealerships
  • Achieved Volvo Uptime Certification at Normal and Peru Dealerships

2018

Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #2 In North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Dealer Financial Management
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • #4 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • #4 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Market Share
  • Customer Service and Satisfaction Excellence
  • Dealership Facilities Condition
  • #5 In North America – Overall Dealer Facility Excellence

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • Dealer Financial Management
  • Parts and Service Operations

2017
Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #1 in North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Heavy Duty Truck Market Share
  • Medium-Duty Market Share
  • #5 in North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales
  • Paccar Parts Sales Growth
  • TRP Parts Sales Growth
  • #1 in North America – Parts Operations Dealer Excellence
  • Investments in Dealer Facilities and Overall Dealer Facility Excellence
  • Dealer Financial Management

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • Parts and Service Operations
  • Dealer Financial Management

Finalist for Successful Dealer Magazine’s National Dealer of the Year
Mack Masters Champions
Isuzu Grand Prix Runner Up

2016
Kenworth Parts Dealer of the Year

2015
Kenworth Dealer Excellence Silver Award

2014
Volvo Parts Dealer of the Year
Kenworth Dealer Excellence Silver Award
Illinois Trucking Association Allied Member of the Year
Universal Technical Institute Outstanding Industry Partner

2013
Kenworth Dealer Excellence Gold Award
Kenworth TRP All Makes Dealer of the Year

2017-Mack-Masters-006
2012-KW-Parts-and-Service-Dealer-of-the-Year
About Us

About Us

CIT-Trucks-Logo-Full-Color

CIT Trucks is Expanding to Green Oaks

2021

CIT Trucks is finalizing plans to break-ground on a new full service dealership in Green Oaks, Illinois to serve our northern Illinois and Wisconsin customers traveling the I-94 corridor.

Bensenville Location Relocates to Better Serve Chicagoland Customers

October 2019

Our Bensenville retail parts distribution center relocated to a new 52,000 sq.ft facility to better serve our current customers and act as our Northern distribution center. Used Truck Sales and Leasing will also be offered at this facility.

LaSalle Dealership Moves to Completely Renovated Peru Location

November 2018

CIT Trucks – LaSalle was relocated to the completely renovated campus of our previous Peru, Illinois dealership and now operates as Peru Mack.

2018---Peru-Mack

Peru Dealership Expands to Brand New Building off of I-80

October 2017

We relocated our Peru, Illinois Kenworth and Volvo dealership to a 45,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art dealership conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 80 and 39.

Normal, Illinois Dealership Undergoes Full Remodel

March 2017

CIT Trucks dealership in Normal, Illinois completed a full-remodel including interior redesign and many exterior improvements.

Champaign Locations Remodels Expanding Service

August 2016

Our Champaign location underwent a remodel including 13,000 square feet of service space.

CIT Trucks Purchases St. Louis Kenworth Dealership

October 2015

CIT Trucks purchased the assets of Kenworth of St. Louis. The dealership located in Fenton, Missouri underwent a complete renovation including facility interior and exterior along with adjacent grounds and customer parking areas.

Company Begins Operating Under New Name - CIT Trucks

January 2015

2015 saw the introduction of our new company name, operating all locations under the CIT Trucks brand.

Morton Location Completes Extensive Remodel and Addition

August 2014

Our Morton location underwent an extensive remodel and expansion adding an additional 11,000 sq. ft to the facility.

Mokena Dealership Opens on I-80 to Serve Chicagoland Market

November 2013

A new 38,000 square foot full-service dealership was opened in Mokena, Illinois on Interstate 80.

Northern Illinois Mack Acquired, Adding 3 Locations & Mack Franchise

June 2012

In 2012, we purchased Northern Illinois Mack, Inc. and Rockford Truck Sales, Inc. with locations in Grayslake, Rockford, and La Salle adding Mack Trucks to our franchises.

Full Service Dealership Opens in Troy, Illinois

May 2012

Our Edwardsville location moved to a new 32,000 square foot full service dealership in Troy, Illinois, on Interstates 55 and 270.

Finance Division Added to Company Offerings

May 2011

The company continued to expand as we formed our own finance company that currently operates as Central Truck Finance, a division of CIT Trucks.

 

Expands Kenworth Franchise to Southern Illinois

April 2011

CIT Trucks was granted the Kenworth Truck franchise for southern Illinois and eastern Missouri with the opening of a retail parts distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Leasing Division Added to Company Offerings

May 2006

The company opened a truck leasing division, currently operating as Central Truck Leasing, a division of CIT Trucks.

Two Locations Relocate to their Current Facilities: Joliet & Champaign

April 2006

Two locations moved to new facilities: Shorewood relocated to a new 30,000 square foot full-service dealership in Joliet, Illinois, on Interstates 55 and 80. Urbana also moved to a new 22,000 square foot facility in Champaign, Illinois located at Interstates 57 and 74.

Springfield Location Completes Full Remodel Plus Addition

October 2005

Our Springfield location underwent a remodel and almost doubled in size to it’s current 22,000 square foot facility.

Kenworth Truck Franchise Expands to Include Chicago Area

April 2004

CIT Trucks was granted the Kenworth Truck franchise for the Chicago area. We opened a service dealership in Shorewood, Illinois, and a retail parts distribution center in Bensenville, Illinois

Two Fleet Maintenance Facilities Opened: Pleasant Plains & Atlanta

December 2003

Two fleet maintenance facilities were opened, one in Pleasant Plains, Illinois and the other in Atlanta, Illinois

Fifth Full-Service Dealership Opens to Serve Champaign-Urbana

April 2003

Our fifth full-service dealership opened in Urbana, Illinois.

Fourth Full-Service Dealership Opens off of I-74 in Morton

May 2001

We opened our fourth dealership location in a 39,000 square foot facility on Interstate 74 in Morton, Illinois.

Celebrating 25 Years of Serving the Trucking Industry

November 2000

CIT celebrated 25 years in business!

Normal Dealership Relocates Expanded Body Shop

March 1997

Our existing Body Shop operation moved into a new, 25,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building in Normal, Illinois.

Third Full-Service Dealership Opens to Serve Capitol City

August 1995

A new facility was built to house our third dealership location on Interstate 55 in Springfield, Illinois.

Company Expands to Second Dealership in Peru, Illinois

March 1989

We opened a second dealership location on Interstate 80 in Peru, Illinois.

Isuzu Trucks Franchise Added

December 1985

An Isuzu Truck of America franchise was added to our product line-up.

Company Expands to Include Volvo Trucks Franchise

May 1985

A Volvo franchise was purchased in addition to the existing Kenworth franchise and the company began operating under the name Central Illinois Trucks, Inc.

Flagship Dealership in Normal Relocates to Current Location

November 1976

The original Normal, Illinois dealership relocated to its present 57,000 square foot facility on Northtown Road.

Company Founded as Central Illinois Kenworth

November 1975

On November 6, 1975 CIT Trucks was founded and incorporated as Central Illinois Kenworth Sales and Service, Inc. and began operations as a Kenworth Truck dealership.

Awards & Affiliations

Recent Dealer Awards

2020
Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #1 In North America – Number of Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified Dealerships
  • #1 In North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • #2 In North America – Dealer Financial Management
  • Paccar Fleet Parts Sales Growth
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • #3 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • Paccar MX Engine Parts Sales Growth
  • Overall Dealer Facility Excellence
  • #4 In North America – Number of Certified Paccar MX Engine Service Techs

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking:

  • Dealer Financial Management

2019
Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #1 In North America – Number of Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified Dealerships
  • #1 In North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Dealer Financial Management
  • Overall Dealer Facility Excellence
  • #4 In North America – Number of Certified Paccar MX Engine Service Techs
  • #4 In North America – Paccar Fleet Parts Sales Growth
  • #4 In North America – Paccar MX Engine Parts Sales Growth
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  •   #5 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales Volume

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking:

  • Dealer Financial Management

Achievements:

  • Achieved Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certification at all Kenworth Dealerships
  • Achieved Volvo Uptime Certification at Normal and Peru Dealerships

2018

Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #2 In North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Dealer Financial Management
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • #4 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales Volume
  • #4 In North America – Medium-Duty Truck Market Share
  • Customer Service and Satisfaction Excellence
  • Dealership Facilities Condition
  • #5 In North America – Overall Dealer Facility Excellence

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • Dealer Financial Management
  • Parts and Service Operations

2017
Top 10 Kenworth North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • #1 in North America – Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Heavy Duty Truck Market Share
  • Medium-Duty Market Share
  • #5 in North America – Medium-Duty Truck Sales
  • Paccar Parts Sales Growth
  • TRP Parts Sales Growth
  • #1 in North America – Parts Operations Dealer Excellence
  • Investments in Dealer Facilities and Overall Dealer Facility Excellence
  • Dealer Financial Management

Top 10 Volvo North American Dealer Ranking in these areas:

  • Parts and Service Operations
  • Dealer Financial Management

Finalist for Successful Dealer Magazine’s National Dealer of the Year
Mack Masters Champions
Isuzu Grand Prix Runner Up

2016
Kenworth Parts Dealer of the Year

2015
Kenworth Dealer Excellence Silver Award

2014
Volvo Parts Dealer of the Year
Kenworth Dealer Excellence Silver Award
Illinois Trucking Association Allied Member of the Year
Universal Technical Institute Outstanding Industry Partner

2013
Kenworth Dealer Excellence Gold Award
Kenworth TRP All Makes Dealer of the Year

2017-Mack-Masters-006
2012-KW-Parts-and-Service-Dealer-of-the-Year
Company Brochure