Cerni Motors Prepares ‘Road to 60’ Celebration

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Coming off one of its best years ever, Cerni Motors is preparing to begin its year-long Road to 60 celebration to mark its diamond anniversary.

“Over the coming months, we will ramp up what promises to be greater services and truck options for our customers,” says President John Cerni.

Cerni Motors, which in 2017 formed Trivista Companies with two other truck dealers in the Midwest, offers accelerated service express diagnostic at all its locations. The Youngstown site has “an astoundingly low” average of 1.14 days to complete all reports, Cerni says.

“We now have the ability to continually update our customers with alerts throughout the repair process by using International’s new service communication and fleet management interface, International 360,” he says. “We have also added a mobile service vehicle that can service trucks for maintenance and repair breakdowns on site.”

Cerni’s sites in Youngstown and Painesville earned International Trucks’ Diamond Edge certification for the 15th consecutive quarter and received top ratings in several categories, including continuous improvement, technology adoption, repair velocity and maximum uptime.

The dealership last year increased its offering of vehicles in Class 5 to Class 8 trucks and trailers and worked toward expanding its municipal customer base. It was once again awarded a contract for single-axle cabs by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

“This allows Cerni Youngstown and our Painesville-based body company, Jones Equipment, to offer a complete one-stop shopping experience for ambulance, fire and dump truck chassis,” Cerni says.

Events that proved popular in 2019 will return this year. On April 15, Cerni Motors will host the Idealease Safety Seminar. The Ohio Government Vehicle Showcase and Maintenance Seminar will be Aug. 20 and 21, followed by the All Wheels Show benefitting Project MKC Aug. 22.

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