Navistar Inc. and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. today, May 11, announced that the two companies have reached a long-term supply agreement for Navistar to be the principal provider of International brand commercial trucks to J.B. Hunt 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,” says 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. 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.”
The five-year agreement with J.B. Hunt, one of the largest global multimodal transportation logistics companies with about 9,000 power units in its fleet, calls for delivery of more than 5,000 trucks through 2014. Navistar will deliver the International ProStar+ sleepers and day cabs powered by 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified MaxxForce 13 big bore 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,” says Kirk Thompson, president and chief executive officer for J.B. Hunt, based in Lowell, Ark. “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.”