Brand New
Kelowna Location

Opening Late-Summer 2024

Brand New Kelowna Location

Opening Late-Summer 2024

After 58 years of dedicated service at our Gordon Drive location, Dawson International Truck Centres and Dawson Idealease is excited to announce our move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility.

“Our team has been dedicated to delivering excellence in vehicle sales, parts, and service in Kelowna for decades,” says Charlie Beck, Vice-President of Dawson Idealease and Dawson International Truck Centres. “Our new building will not only expand the range and quality of services we offer but also demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our customers that we are growing with them.”

Optimizing efficiencies and improving workflow

Everything in Dawson International Truck Centres’ new home will be built around having great employee workflow, efficiency, and safety – with a leading edge service facility and inviting parts showroom – elevating our service to our valued customers. 

After months of planning, construction commenced in July 2023. We are currently on schedule to move to the new building later this summer, with a grand-opening event scheduled for the fall.

Our new location in Kelowna, British Columbia

Our new location at 3953 Highway 97 North, near Reid’s Corner, provides easier access for drivers, away from the downtown congestion. The sheer size of our new lot will also allow for much more freedom and comfort.

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Drive-Thru Service Bays

Our new facility will have six drive-thru service bays, accommodating up to 16 vehicles inside. This new design will not only elevate our service efficiency and safety but also enhances the customer experience. Here’s how:

Streamlined Workflow for Faster Service

Our drive-thru bays will process vehicles in a consistent order, allowing technicians to seamlessly transition from one vehicle to the next. This eliminates the delays commonly associated with traditional commercial truck service bays, ensuring your vehicle is serviced efficiently.

Better Space Utilization

The drive-thru bays require less overall space than traditional commercial truck setups by eliminating the need for vehicles to execute cumbersome turnarounds.

Reduced Vehicle Handling

By enabling vehicles to drive straight through, we significantly reduce vehicle handling. This minimizes the risk of accidents or damage, ensuring a safer environment for both our customers and technicians.

Electric Vehicles

Our new location will offer the capability to service electric trucks and we will soon be introducing the new International® eMV Series to the Okanagan market. 

Your path to a seamless transition to electric

International Trucks has assembled a dedicated team to guide customers through the process of transitioning to electric. From planning and execution to optimizing zero-emission vehicles and investments over their entire lifecycle.

Our team handles everything from consulting to charging to vehicle deployment. Connect with our experts to see what an electric future looks like for you:

New 5-Ton Overhead Crane

We’re installing a state-of-the-art 5-ton overhead crane at our new Kelowna location. This addition isn’t just about boosting efficiency, shortening service times, and increasing safety – it’s about stepping up our game to tackle even bigger jobs.

More Technicians

With the opening of our new dealership, we’re not only expanding our footprint but also growing our team to 28 technicians.

Interested in working in a brand-new location?

At Dawson International Truck Centres, we prioritize your well-being and offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Three weeks of vacation time, paid sick and personal days. Plus, Dawson Group recognizes 13 statutory holidays.
  • We offer 5×8, 4×10 or 3×12 shifts.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • An excellent compensation package and premium pay.
  • Flexible extended health and dental benefit plans.
  • Support when you relocate to the British Columbia Interior.
  • Investment in your future with our pension program
  • Plus! All journeyman technicians who join our team will receive a $2,500 signing bonus. Fourth year apprentices receive $2,000.

Increased Hours

With the expansion of our team at our new location, we will be extending our hours to offer you greater flexibility.

Stay tuned for updates on our parts and service hours as we continue to grow at our new location, 3953 Highway 97 North, Kelowna, B.C.

New Quick Lube & Diagnostics Bay

Our quick lubes are now even quicker! Thanks to our brand-new automated oil and lubricant system, coupled with our dedicated quick lube and diagnostic bay, we’re cutting down wait times and ensuring even better uptime for our valued customers.

What’s included in quick lube

This basic service inspection includes an oil change, chassis lubrication, and a review of 32 everyday operational items, such as fluids, wipers, air conditioning, brakes and instrument panel.

Light Detailing Services

We’re stepping up our game, with a new dedicated wash bay! Now, when you bring your vehicle in for service, you’ll not only get best-in-class service, but you will also be able to schedule light detailing – keeping your ride running and looking its best.

Oversized Customer Stalls

With trucks the size of small houses, we know the struggle of finding suitable parking. That’s why we’re making it easier with dedicated oversized parking stalls for quick check-in and pick-up.

Vibrant Driver’s Lounge

Need a breather while you wait? Enjoy the vibrant, open layout of our new driver’s lounge. Lounge seating, WiFi, work stations, and a coffee bar await you.