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New Navistar program to assist with core management

LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced the launch of a new Core Advantage Program designed to help fleets manage their core and remanufacturing activities.

The company is providing new tools including a proprietary software program, its Core Management System (CMS).

“Core is a key part of the business and the Core Advantage Program demonstrates our commitment to provide the best tools in the industry for our fleet customers and help them reduce their operating costs,” said Joel Larsen, vice-president, parts product management, Navistar. “The program will increase our product and service offerings, including Navistar’s private label brand Fleetrite parts and our OnCommand suite of value-added services. A good ‘core return’ program is key to a successful ‘reman’ program.”

“Remanufacturing is great for the environment and great for business,” added Chintan Sopariwala, general manager of core and remanufacturing operations, Navistar. “Remanufactured parts offer a low cost alternative to new parts without sacrificing on product quality or warranty. Last year alone, Navistar recycled over 70 million pounds of used truck components and we have even more aggressive plans to increase this number.”

Fleets using the program will be able to see and run purchase reports, view return history, core eligibility and core fallout rates. They’ll also be able to find out which locations have the most fall-out, whether they’re buying the correct parts and which core eligibility will soon expire.

Estes parts manager Jim Cliborne, who was part of the pilot program, said, “The new program from Navistar has worked well for us. It’s been instrumental in increasing recovery on end-of-life trucks and reducing our maintenance costs.”

To learn more about this program, fleets can contact Navistar Core Operations at 800-758-3771 or e-mail