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Gabrielli Kenworth Celebrates Grand Opening of its New Jersey Dealership in Dayton

Gabrielli Kenworth of New Jersey recently celebrated its grand opening, which was attended by more than 400 people and featured a visit of the Kenworth T680 Road Tour starring the all-new T680, Kenworth's most aerodynamic truck ever.

The new South Brunswick-area dealership in Dayton, N.J., is the first Gabrielli Kenworth location in New Jersey. The dealership joins Gabrielli Kenworth's four other New York City-area Kenworth dealership locations in the Bronx, Hicksville, Medford and Queens, N.Y.

The grand opening featured a trade fair with 15 suppliers, a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by South Brunswick Mayor Frank Gambatese, and a catered lunch. Customers also got an opportunity to test drive several new Kenworth trucks.


Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony, from left, are Romolo Gabrielli, Amedeo Gabrielli, South Brunswick Mayor Frank Gambatese, South Brunswick Manager Bernard Hvozdovic Jr., Armando Gabrielli, and Armando Gabrielli Jr.

"We're pleased so many customers joined us in the grand opening celebration of our new facility," said Armando Gabrielli, president of Gabrielli Truck Sales, parent company of Gabrielli Kenworth of New Jersey. "Our family has been dedicated to providing customers with superior service and value since we opened our first location in 1976. This state-of-the-art dealership is part of our commitment to continue providing quality and service support for Kenworth customers."

The new Dayton location is also part of Kenworth's constant commitment for superior dealer service as demonstrated by Kenworth receiving the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service, Two Years in a Row", according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM.*


"It was great to have the Kenworth T680 Road Tour visit our new location on the same day of the grand opening," Gabrielli added. "It added something special for our customers and employees to get a better look at the T680, which has received very favorable reviews.  We expect the truck will be popular with fleets and operators looking to get an edge with its aerodynamic performance and its driver-friendly environment."

A member of the Kenworth dealer network of more than 325 locations in the United States and Canada, Gabrielli Kenworth of New Jersey is located on 17 acres between Exits 8A and 9 off of the New Jersey Turnpike. The Dayton location also offers a variety of rental and leasing services through its PacLease franchise.

The 55,000 square-foot facility features 20 service bays, overhead lube services for the service bays to help speed up routine maintenance services, and a well-stocked parts department that includes a 24,000 square-foot warehouse with an advanced inventory system keeping the dealership and customers consistently stocked. The dealership provides full warranty service support for the PACCAR MX engine.  "We offer fleet customers daily truck rentals, parts delivery and remote maintenance service, plus we have emergency roadside assistance for fleets and truck operators," Gabrielli said.


Gabrielli Kenworth of New Jersey is located at 2306 Route 130 North in Dayton, N.J., and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The phone number is 732-997-4203 or toll-free 855-217-7244. Romolo Gabrielli is general manager; Timothy White, new truck sales and leasing manager; Phil Parisi, service manager; and Jerry DeFilippi, parts manager.  For more information, visit

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth's Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

*Kenworth received the highest numerical score for heavy-duty truck dealer service in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2012 study based on 1,725 primary maintainers of 2011 model-year Class 8 heavy-duty trucks measuring six manufacturers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of those surveyed in February-May 2012. Your experiences may vary.  Visit