Navistar International Corp. and Continental Tire North America Inc. announced Monday, Jan. 25, that Continental truck tires now are the standard fitment for all International PayStar, WorkStar and DuraStar severe-service and medium-duty vehicles as of Jan. 1. Navistar is a natural fit with the rugged durability of Continental’s on/off highway and construction truck tires, says Tom Fanning, director of original equipment sales for Continental – The Americas, based in Fort Mill, S.C.
“The severe-duty cycle of International WorkStar and PayStar trucks required a tire selection that can perform under these conditions, and Continental truck tires have the intelligent engineering and durability required,” said Melissa Gauger, vocational marketing manager for Navistar, based in Warrenville, Ill. “International trucks can tackle some of the most severe conditions on earth and routinely come back for more. With our MaxxForce big bore engines and heavy-duty chassis features, we needed to select original equipment tires that were equal in capability and strength to the components of the truck itself. We have confidence that our customers will be just as satisfied with their Continental tires as they are with the power and reliability of their new International truck.”
“International truck customers count on their vehicles to provide heavy-duty performance and maximum uptime, even in the most demanding conditions,” Fanning says. “Now they can rely upon their Continental truck tires to work in tandem with these powerful vehicles, providing the top-level reliability and high mileage that can only come from a tire engineered to handle the toughest driving conditions.”
Continental’s expansion into the regional, on/off highway and construction segment is backed up by truck tires engineered with maximum resistance to damage, tread patterns designed for optimum traction, extra tough compounding and stone ejection systems. “All of these factors provide excellent durability and long original mileage that complement the worksite-readiness of International brand severe-service vehicles,” Fanning says. “Drivers of International PayStar, WorkStar and DuraStar trucks will now be able to depend on Continental tires to keep them moving safely, even in unpredictable road conditions.”