History

Hill International Trucks has been serving the trucking industry of the Tri-State area for the past 100 years. Founded in Lisbon, Ohio in the 1897 by Oswin Spenser Hill, the company had its beginnings as a farm hardware and equipment store. Oswin's son, Donald, then added the International Truck Franchise in 1939 and dropped the farm equipment lines in 1956. Don's son, Jack, opened the East Liverpool location in 1961 and operated both facilities until 1965, when the Lisbon store was closed. The company was moved to it's present location on 8 acres on the Y & O Road at State Route 170 and State Route 11 in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1971. The Wheeling store at #1-27th Street was added in 1979. In 1997, Hill International Trucks joined Idealease, Navistar's Truck Rental and Leasing operation with the opening of Hill Idealease in Martins Ferry, Ohio. In 2003, Hill International Trucks opened there third store in Washington, PA.

The dealerships have been operated by the Hill family now for four generations with Jack's son Steve, serving as President of the Wheeling Store.

Hill International Trucks has been a Navistar International Truck dealer for 67 years. Last year, the dealership sold over 1,000 new and used trucks and trailers. Navistar International ranks Number 1 in medium and heavy duty truck registrations.

Hill International Trucks Chairman of The Board, Jack Hill, was one of 53 of the 450 International dealerships in the USA to win Navistar's prestigious Circle of Excellence in 2005. This award is based on outstanding market share and a commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction. Hill attributes the success to his 170 partners at the three stores. We refer to our employees as partners because we have been a profit sharing company since 1983. Our partners work together to serve our customer's total transportation wants and needs better than the competition.

Hill International Trucks backs all their equipment with a service department open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. All three locations are also open Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The ASE Certified Technicians service all makes of trucks and trailers.

The East Liverpool dealership has an 8-Bay Body Shop with ASE Certified Body Men who perform complete wreck rebuilding to top-quality paint jobs and interior replacement.

The New Parts Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Department's partners are trained to expedite the $1,500,000 all-makes truck and trailer parts inventory.

Hill International Trucks offers their customers several unique services not usually found at a dealership. The Specialty Shop in East Liverpool offers customers complete tandem and trailer alignment featuring BeeLine Alignment equipment and complete front end alignment services, including front axle straightening. The ASE Certified Technicians can also spin balance tires or do any front or rear suspension repair necessary.

The Radiator Shop in East Liverpool does repairs, recores, and complete radiator rebuilding for trucks.

The Hill Family

Three generations of the Hill family were present to accept a 60 year Senior Dealer award from their Navistar Regional Sales Manager. (Seated) Donald Hill, (left) Jack Hill, (center) Steve Hill, (right) George Gracan.

Navistar International recently honored Hill International Trucks, LLC, and the Hill Family with a luncheon and plaque to commemorate their 67 years as an International Truck Dealer. Hill International Trucks is the only 4 generation International Dealer in the United States. In accepting the award, Hill attributed the companies success to a wonderful team of "Employee - Partners" and the support of thousands of customers in the tri-state area. "'Delivering Beyond the Expected' is the slogan of International Trucks. This has been our goal for over 100 years and we look forward to serving the transportation needs of the area for many more years. Our goal is to have Steve and his team accept a 100 year plaque in 2039."