|Featured Article From FIADA Independent Dealer Magazine
Yves Belanger starts his day before the sun rises. Armed with a cup of coffee and a notebook, he heads west to the auction. When he arrives at 6:30 a.m. he takes his time walking the entire place to know what he will want to bid on from the lanes. After the sale, Yves thoroughly inspects each truck and makes a detailed set of notes about what will be required before they hit Gibson Truck World's front line. When he returns to the dealership he goes over the notes with his service manager so that he knows exactly what needs to be done. It's hard work and long hours, but that's what is required to be the largest truck dealer in Florida.
Belanger began his career in the car business in Canada, then became a registered importer 17 years ago, selling to US franchise dealers. As the rules became more and more complicated, and the border harder to work with, he moved to Florida and began a wholesaling business off of Colonial Drive in Orlando. After six months he moved his business to a warehouse in nearby Longwood and added a small retail lot where he discovered that the area was hungry for trucks, particularly those with diesel motors and four wheel drive. With a few ads placed in the Truck Trader magazine, he began selling 30 trucks a month from the warehouse and began catering to this niche market.
Now, nearly 15 years later, at his 14-acre, $7 million dollar facility off of 17-92 in beautiful Sanford, Florida, Belanger and Gibson Truck World are averaging over 150 sales a month and are blowing their so-called competition out of the water.
He has widened the gap so much that one of his neighboring dealers recently dubbed him "THE KING OF TRUCKS."
Our dealership and world class service department is located in at 3455 South 17-92 Sanford, FL 32773 (407-321-0660).
Gibson Truck World is the Largest Used Truck Dealership
Denis Burns here, General Sales Manager of Gibson Truck World with a little insider information for you. Did you know that we reject around 8-10 trucks each week? Once a potential Gibson Certified truck makes it to our lot, it is given a full 135 point inspection, diagnostic tests and frame damage check using a tram gauge. If the truck passes all the tests, it will be Certified with our 12 Month Bumper to Bumper Warranty, 12 Months Free Maintenance and 15 day return policy. But if it DOESN'T pass the tests, that truck get REJECTED and returned. Rejected trucks have big issues like being involved in a major accident, have frame damage or flood damage. Beware of other dealers that will turn around, buy the Gibson Rejected trucks and place them on their lot for sale NOT serviced! Right now another local dealer has TWO REJECTED Gibson trucks advertised as “absolutely flawless inside and out”. Can you imagine? Listen, Check out our disaster prevention page here for more information and remember Gibson is the only REAL largest used truck super store, so don’t be fooled by a cheap imitation!
I also wanted to clue you in on a little secret, there are A LOT of questions you should ask before you buy your next used truck. Questions like, is there a catalytic converter? Have they tested the Ford EGR and the oil cooler? Has this truck been scanned by and IDS or Ytech computer? Has the transmission been tested? Did they check for a blown head gasket? Answers to these can SAVE YOU THOUSANDS! We at Gibson Truck World answer all of these questions and more with the shop bills to prove it! Come in and ask to take a tour of our 25 bay DISASTER PREVENTION CENTER and you’ll see the highest quality used trucks in the industry! Did you realize that we have 25 bays in our top-notch service department with 6 technicians, one alignment specialist, one tire specialist, one shop manager, one shop foreman, 3 parts & service writers, and one service advisor all making sure that YOU get the highest quality trucks at the lowest price available. Gibson Truck World is so confident in the fact that we have the lowest price – we will pay you $1,000 if you can find a better truck for less! If you evaluate Gibson’s quality, service & integrity against other dealers out there you’ll see there is no comparison. It's awesome to come here and see all of the 50 gallon drum containers overflowing with hundreds of worn out tie rods, ball joints, rotors, and thousands of brake pads that have been removed and replaced with new ones to ensure that the safety and security of your family is our top priority.
Plus, we at Gibson Truck World work very closely with Save Our Florida Pets animal rescue. A portion of proceeds of every truck sold goes to the rescue and rehabilitation of these animals. Go to our Save page for more information. With your new Gibson Truck you get peace of mind that you made the BEST truck buying decision for your family's safety and you saved a life in the process!
Gibson Truck World is OFTEN imitated but NEVER duplicated; we are the King of Trucks!