Cerni Motors Earns Top Award from International Truck

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Trivista Companies, a group of truck dealers in the Midwest that includes Austintown-based Cerni Motors, has been presented with International Truck’s Presidential Award.

The award is given to the top 7% of International dealerships in terms of operating and financial standards, market representation and customer satisfaction. This year, International gave the award to 15 dealers in the United States in Canada.

“The Presidential Award also recognizes the effort and dedication of all the dealership’s employees. A highly skilled, professional staff is a critical success factor for any commercial truck dealership,” said Mark Belisle, vice president of distribution for Navistar, International parent company. “Partners in Trivista Companies are each clearly committed to growing their business and being recognized by customers as the dealership of choice in their markets.”

In May 2017, Cerni joined with Iowa-based O’Halloran International and Indiana-based Uhl Truck Sales to form Trivista. The three dealerships maintain their individual brands but share in volume-purchasing from the brands they represent, allow employees to apply to other Trivista dealers and collaborate on fleet trade-ins.

“Collectively, we have been providing service in our markets for more than 150 years, and our customers have been returning to Trivista Companies because they know we deliver quality International products and services that help drive profits to their bottom line,” said Trivista’s president, Jim O’Halloran.

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