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Cummins ISB Helps Spur Navistar Orders

Posted on October 8, 2013
Navistar, Inc. announced it has secured nearly 5900 Class 6-8 truck orders in September, making it the company's highest order receipt month since December 2011. The company's orders for the month include more than 2100 medium-duty trucks with the Cummins ISB 6.7 L engine.

On Sept. 3, Navistar announced it would add the Cummins ISB to its offerings to allow the company to get to market faster with medium-duty selective catalytic reduction (SCR) vehicles. Navistar built the first saleable International DuraStar trucks and IC Bus CE Series school buses with Cummins ISB engines in September. The company said it is on track to begin customer deliveries of DuraStar units in December 2013 and CE Series school buses in late-January 2014.

"September orders marked Navistar's highest monthly order intake for Class 6/7 vehicles in almost two years, which strengthens our belief that the ISB will be the catalyst for improving our medium-duty business," said Bill Kozek, Navistar president, North America Truck and Parts. "Many of our customers asked us to add the ISB to our lineup and we listened. With more than 2100 orders in the first 30 days, we're optimistic this will be a winning combination in the marketplace."

Navistar said its Class 6/7 order share is estimated at 31.7% for September, up from 18.8% in August.

For Class 8, Navistar said its order share is an estimated 17.4% for September, up from 16.6% in August. The company said it has received more than 11,500 orders for Cummins ISX engines since Dec. 1, 2012, and more than 6000 orders for its own MaxxForce 13 engines with Cummins Emission Solutions SCR since March 1.