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Navistar September orders best since December 2011

Navistar said it had received orders for more than 6,000 MaxxForce 13 engines with SCR since last March. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)

The Trucker News Services

10/8/2013

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar said Tuesday it secured nearly 5,900 Class 6-8 truck orders in September, making it the company’s highest order receipt month since December 2011.

While the company did not give a numerical figure on the number of those orders which were for Class 8 tractors, Bill Kozek, Navistar president, North American Trucks and Parts, said the company was pleased with the Class 8 performance.

“For the last five months, we have seen a positive trend in orders driven by our new product launches and quality improvements,” Kozek said.

For Class 8, order share is an estimated 17.4 percent for September, up from 16.6 percent in August.

The company sold 2,186 Class 8 trucks in the United States in August for a 14.3 percent share.

September sales figures will be release in the next four to five days.

The company’s orders for the month include more than 2,100 medium-duty trucks with the Cummins ISB 6.7 liter engine.

On September 3, Navistar announced it would add the Cummins ISB to its offerings to allow the company to get to market faster with medium-duty 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 is on track to begin customer deliveries of DuraStar units in December 2013 and CE Series school buses in late-January 2014.

The company said it had received more than 11,500 orders for Cummins ISX engines since December 1, 2012, and more than 6,000 orders for MaxxForce 13 engines with SCR since March 1, 2013.

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