Navistar introduces new truck designed for disaster relief efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Navistar and Terranova GTS showcased its new International DuraStar multi-purpose vehicle at this week’s Aid and International Development Forum Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C.

The new truck was designed to help in disaster relief efforts. It has a water purification system that can clean 5,000 gallons of water a day, as well as firefighting capabilities and a medical unit.

“This state-of-the-art multi-purpose vehicle provides a critical resource to aid disaster relief efforts around the world,” said Tom Clevinger, Navistar senior vice-president, global truck and bus. “The first of its kind in the industry, this truck can serve as a life-saving tool and is equipped with a water purification system and firefighting capabilities and includes a mobile medical unit for emergency rescue and triage operations.”

The truck’s water purifier is EPA-certified and can remove bacteria, virus and cyst from any water source including ponds, rivers and lakes.

“We’re proud to have developed this versatile, multi-purpose vehicle and we’re excited about its potential impact to provide humanitarian aid and support for crises around the world,” Clevinger added.

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