Dealership Background History
Dion International Trucks, Inc. was incorporated by G.H. Dion early in 1982 following Mr. Dion's retirement from International Harvester Company where he served for 25 years in a variety of progressively more responsible sales, marketing, and executive positions. Mr. Dion purchased the factory branch operation effective March 1, 1982. The business had been in continuous operation in San Diego since 1942. Dion International Trucks was a charter member of the Idealease organization, entering the leasing and rental business in the fall of 1982. In 1985, Dion purchased the only other International truck dealer in the county, BBS Truck & Equipment Company in Escondido, CA. In 1987, Dion International Trucks expanded to three locations by purchasing the assets of Oceanside Truck Center in Oceanside, CA. In 1993, the Oceanside satellite dealership was closed and merged with the Escondido operation. In 1995, Dion International Trucks moved from Escondido to nearby San Marcos in favor of a newer, larger, better-located facility. Another new location, in San Diego's Miramar area, was opened in 2010. In late 2010, Dion Defense was created as a part of the Navistar Defense network to provide parts for armored and unarmored vehicles for the U.S. military.
Dion International Truck's primary areas of responsibility are San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California.
As a complete, one-stop, transportation service company, we have a pre-eminent commitment to serving the needs of our present and prospective customers by providing products and services of the highest quality and value when compared to our major competitors. We strive to be professional and profitable as we develop, nurture, and expand long-term mutually beneficial relationships with our existing customers, future customers, suppliers, investors, and other entities with whom we have the privilege of doing business. We are committed to conducting our business in a fashion that will earn the respect, appreciation, and friendship of all the people in the Dion International Truck sphere.
In order to complete this mission, all Dion International personnel in our superior network of service facilities must become proficient at providing customers with new or expanded transportation services such as full-maintenance leasing, truck rental, contract maintenance, fleet management, Class 3, 4 import trucks, on-off highway trailers, yard tractors, wrecker and other specialized bodies, transportation consulting, and finance and insurance sales. This will be accomplished while we continue to discover new ways to increase sales and profitability by adding meaningful customer value to our traditional, increasingly competitive new and used trucks, parts, and maintenance sales activities. We recognize that only by achieving significantly superior profitability in all 15 segments of our business do we guarantee corporate survival, cash flow, and equity appreciation adequate to capitalize future growth, provide a financial return to investors, and assure the long-term financial viability of the company in the preeminent interest of our stockholders, customers, and employees.
Dion International Trucks is conveniently located near the areas of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Vista and Escondido.