WARRENVILLE, Ill. — J.B. Hunt has shown confidence in Navistar’s non-SCR emissions strategy by inking a long-term supply agreement with the company.
The agreement calls on Navistar to provide International brand trucks with the MaxxForce 13-litre engine using advanced EGR over the next five years. The agreement will see J.B. Hunt take delivery of about 5,000 International ProStar+ trucks through 2014.
“We’re excited to once again be J.B. Hunt’s principal commercial truck provider and look forward to delivering them International trucks with MaxxForce engines as well as the full support of our parts and dealer network,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s North American truck group.
“J.B. Hunt is an industry leader and one of the most metric-driven transportation companies in the world,” Allen added. “They have tested our ProStar with MaxxForce 13 engine and this agreement demonstrates their confidence in the fuel economy, overall performance and no-hassle approach of our MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines.”
“J.B. Hunt is continuously evaluating equipment alternatives to ensure we leverage the best solution available for our customers, our drivers and the environment,” said Kirk Thompson, president and CEO for J.B. Hunt. “Through this supplier agreement with Navistar, we will be adding some of the most fuel-efficient and driver-friendly tractors in the industry to our fleet.”
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