Navistar has opened a new used truck center in Joliet, Illinois. Previously located in Melrose Park, Illinois, the Chicago Used Truck Center’s new location at 2691 Mound Road in Joliet houses the Used Truck Center (UTC) sales facility, as well as a calibration engineering center and eight service bays.
Over the past few years, the used truck market has grown exponentially, with residual values reaching record highs and inventory falling to extremely low levels. In 2021, the International Used Truck team sold all but 800 of the existing 6,000 used trucks in its inventory. International Used Truck Operations continues to buy and sell inventory to support the international UTC and dealer network, as well as new truck sales.
The 13,000 square foot facility is located near several freeways, allowing easy access for vehicles and customers, the company noted. UTC Chicago has partnered with neighboring International Truck dealership, Rush Truck Centers – Chicago, to provide maintenance services for the location’s eight new service bays. Dealer service technicians will assist with overhaul work and other service center needs.
UTC Chicago’s Technical Calibration Center will test future product offerings, perform diagnostic tests, identify potential risks, and field test future products. It also includes four drive-through test bays for stationary vehicle testing.
The updated digital showroom will offer customers the ability to browse inventory before visiting the used truck location. A dedicated service bay at UTC Chicago will be designated for customer deliveries, photo shoots and guided tours to further enhance the digital exhibit hall.