WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Navistar Inc. has received an order from Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. for 325 International ProStar+ tractors equipped with EPA 2010 Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) MaxxForce 13 engines, the truck maker reports.
Headquartered in Clayton, Ala., Boyd Bros. is a leading flatbed carrier with more than 1,000 trucks in its fleet, specializing in the time-sensitive transportation of steel products and building materials. Boyd Bros. is well regarded for the treatment of its drivers and was recently named the “2010 Best Fleet to Drive For” by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge.
“We’re proud to win new business from Boyd Bros. and we look forward to delivering the ProStar+ to their fleet,” said Jim Hebe, senior vice president, North American sales operations, Navistar. “Boyd Bros. prides itself on driver satisfaction and the ProStar+ delivers a winning combination of driver-inspired comfort features and outstanding fuel economy.”
Boyd Bros. currently operates more than 60 International ProStar trucks with EPA 2007 MaxxForce 13 engines and has logged nearly 8 million miles on these trucks.
“We’ve had great results with the existing ProStar tractors in our fleet and look forward to even more success with the ProStar+,” said Chris Cooper, chief operating officer, Boyd Bros. “From the significant fuel economy advantages we’ve realized, to the appreciation our drivers have for the quiet, comfortable ride, we’re excited to reward our drivers with the ProStar+.”
Further demonstrating its commitment to its drivers, all of the ProStar+ trucks delivered to Boyd Bros. will be equipped with Navistar’s factory-installed MaxxPower battery-powered HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), Navistar said. The MaxxPower HVAC system is a highly efficient anti-idle solution that provides heating and cooling in the sleeper compartment in accordance with Truck Maintenance Council (TMC) requirements.
“Boyd Bros. has always listened to our drivers and we strive to make improvements that will have a positive impact on their lives,” added Cooper. “As we take delivery of the new ProStar+ over the next several years, we’ll be providing our drivers with the most fuel-efficient and driver-friendly trucks on the road today.”
Navistar International Corp. is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets.
Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. and its subsidiaries are flatbed carriers providing safe, reliable, on-time service throughout the continental United States, Mexico and Canada, transporting a variety of products, primarily steel and building products. The company is headquartered in Clayton, Ala., and operates regional and satellite facilities, predominantly in the eastern two-thirds of the United States.
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