LEAWOOD, Kan., Aug. 28, 2018 ― Tennessee-based Gibco Construction has achieved low lifecycle costs and high resale value on its all-Kenworth fleet of T880 tri-axle dump trucks with the help of MHC Kenworth – Chattanooga.
Geared for Grit
Gibco’s fleet includes dump trucks and trailers, and operates bulldozers, excavators and other earthmoving equipment. The company specializes in site preparation for various construction projects, excavating work and building and maintaining highways primarily in a quad state area consisting of Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
The T880 dump trucks feature automated Eaton-Fuller 8LL transmissions and Cummins ISX and X15 engines, both of which were field-tested before making the commitment. The trucks pick up anywhere from 1.5 to 2 miles per gallon better fuel consumption than what the company ran before, despite doing start-and-stop driving, which makes a big financial difference.
Gibco’s partnership with MHC Kenworth – Chattanooga offers the company access to a top-of-the-line facility that features cutting-edge technology, as well as an expansive parts inventory and easy access to 7-day, 24-hour service. The Chattanooga location is MHC’s largest dealership in Tennessee, and was built with customers in mind with a wide range of amenities including a driver’s lounge with a flat screen TV, shower, washing machine and dryer. Additionally, the company operates 70 trucks in the Nashville market and relies on MHC’s location in that metropolitan area.
“We would not have been able to have a rapid growth within our company without MHC’s help,” Gibco Chief Operating Officer Duane Gilbert said. “After the initial sale, the support is just beginning. MHC parts and service operations fully understand the cost of downtime to a company like ours. They do their best to get us up and going in the shortest time possible while maintaining the integrity and high quality of repairs.”
A Durable Partnership
The partnership between Gibco Construction and MHC has spanned over 13 years. Gibco became an all-Kenworth fleet in 2010, and actively utilizes nearly every facet of MHC’s operations, including parts, service and body shop capabilities. MHC has been instrumental in offering product knowledge and expertise, spec’ing the company’s T880s right down to the most minute detail, according to Gilbert.
“We take great care and pride in building strong relationships with our employees, customers and vendors,” Gilbert said. “MHC is our largest vendor, so that relationship is extremely important. They treat us fairly with regard to pricing and timeliness, not only with new truck purchases, but also with parts and service. Most items are in stock, or at most, one day away. They treat us with respect and make us feel like family.”
Located across 16 states, MHC is a network of over 100 locations, including 69 heavy and medium duty truck dealers, 29 MHC Truck Leasing locations, four Carrier Transicold locations and a wholly-owned finance company, MHC Financial Services. MHC features Kenworth, Volvo, Hino, Ford and Isuzu trucks.
To learn more about MHC’s locations, services and standards, visit www.mhc.com or call (888) MHC-TRUCK.