Rush completes deal for midwest dealership group

Jason Cannon

January 14, 2014

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has acquired Chicago International Trucks, Indy Truck Sales, and Indiana Mack Leasing, LLC; and the membership interests of Idealease of Chicago, LLC.

The acquisition includes International commercial truck dealerships and Idealease commercial vehicle rental and leasing businesses in Carol Stream, Chicago, Grayslake, Huntley, Joliet, Kankakee and Ottawa, Illinois, and Brazil, Gary and Indianapolis, Ind.

Rush Enterprises chairman Rusty Rush discusses his company's decision to expand with Navistar.
Rush Enterprises chairman Rusty Rush discusses his company’s decision to expand with Navistar.

The newly acquired locations in Illinois and Indiana will operate as part of the company’s Navistar Division and brings the company to 107 Rush Truck Centers in 20 states.

“This acquisition significantly expands our presence in the Midwestern United States, a key market for Navistar and major fleets,” says W. M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, CEO and President of Rush Enterprises, Inc. “More importantly, it expands our service network, allowing us to offer service solutions to trucking companies operating in this region as well as those whose operations route through the Midwest to other destinations.”

The company appointed Shelby Howard, Dealer Principal of Chicago International Trucks and Indy Truck Sales, as Regional General Manager of the Midwest Region with responsibility for operations in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri.

This newly established region will be the largest in the company’s Navistar Division.

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