Navistar International has appointed Ransome CAT to handle International truck sales, parts, service, leasing, rentals and engine overhauls in Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey.
According to Ransome CAT President Wayne Bromley, “Our established expertise in truck and engine service makes this a sensible fit for us and for International, but especially for truck owners. We now handle truck sales, leasing, rental and warranty service for International trucks as well as maintenance and repairs for all other trucks and truck engines, regardless of make.”
“The importance of the American trucking industry cannot be overstated,” Bromley noted. “Truck drivers and driver-sales workers comprise one of the largest occupations in this country, amounting to some 3.2 million jobs. “
Ransome’s main truck facilities are located in West Chester, Pa., and in Swedesboro, N.J. However, used truck sales, rentals, service and engine work also are performed at other Ransome locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
“In this market, truck owners and operators will never be further than one-hour from assistance by a Ransome branch,” said Lee Pearson, Ransome corporate marketing manager, noting that the company’s facilities are located in Allentown, Whitehall, Fleetwood, Bensalem (headquarters) and West Chester, Pa.; Bear, Del.; and Toms River, Hammonton, and Swedesboro, N.J.
“And among our 550 employees, nearly 100 are highly trained truck technicians, qualified to service nearly every make and model of truck found in the United States,” he said. “It’s almost a certainty that with our addition of International Trucks, we’ll be adding technical staff at several locations.”
Training is key for Ransome CAT and its employees, said Kristin Bromley-Fitzgerald, president of Ransome Engine.
“To maintain our people’s edge, we make sure they receive continuing training to upgrade their skills and to keep pace with the technology changes in our industry,” she said. “It’s no longer just engine work, sheet metal and hydraulic systems. Today, computers and special instrumentation play an important role in the equipment and trucking industry just as in other industries.”
About Ransome CAT
Ransome, also known as Giles & Ransome, or G&R, was established in 1916, added Caterpillar equipment to its offerings in 1932.
In the year 2016, Ransome will mark its 100th year of providing equipment and services to numerous industries. Its territory today consists of eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.
From its numerous locations, Ransome supplies the full range of Caterpillar equipment used for construction, recycling, forestry, agriculture, mining, marine applications, landscaping, power generation and numerous other uses. Those industries rely on Ransome for tracked and wheeled equipment for heavy or light construction, engines for power generation, work tools and equipment rentals.
The company also helps customers maintain the equipment to meet the cleanest possible air standards, using analytical instruments to evaluate emissions. In addition, it supplies proprietary programs that enable a contractor to monitor the health of his equipment from his desktop.
About International Trucks
International Trucks traces its history to 1831 and the McCormick reaper. Formerly known as International Harvester, its trucks are widely used for commercial trucking and for military and defense vehicles. The company also produces diesel engines, school and commercial buses, and chassis for motor homes.
For more information, call 215/639-4300, or visit www.Ransome.com. CEG
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