About Us


Silver State International is the only full service International truck and IC Bus dealership operating in Northern Nevada. We offer convenient, high quality solutions for our customers’ transportation needs. For over 25 years in the same location and under the same local ownership, Silver State International has stood for value, customer relationships, hard work, and excellent customer service.

John Phillips, owner of Silver State International, started his career working for International Truck and Engine company (formerly International Harvester) in 1965. John Purchased his first International dealership in Stockton, CA in 1974. With over 50 years experience in the transportation industry, John continues to operate all his dealerships with honesty, integrity, and innovation in order to anticipate the needs of his customers.

We are a full-service transportation company, with a modern state-of-the-art dealership providing:

  • IC Bus sales – both commercial and school buses
  • New International truck sales
  • Trailer sales
  • Used equipment – All makes used equipment; If we don’t have it, we can find it
  • Rental and Leasing through our Idealease department
  • Parts – All makes and models including truck, bus, and trailer parts
  • Service – We service all makes and models of trucks, buses, and trailers
  • Body Shop – Full collision and paint/restoration center
  • DPF Cleaning- Diesel particulate filter cleaning and repairs