As the competition heats up in the diesel engine business with engine builders introducing revamped designs based on strict new EPA emissions regulations, Monaco RV LLC parent Navistar Inc., Warrenville, Ill., has announced a new long-term supply agreement for Navistar to be the principal provider of International-brand commercial trucks to J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. through 2014.
This is a development about which Oregon-based Monaco’s management team will surely be reminding prospective wholesale and retail clients in the months ahead, as it works to gain an edge in the resurgent motorhome business with coaches powered by Navistar’s MaxxForce engines equipped with “Advanced EGR” technology.
“We’re excited to once again be J.B. Hunt’s principal commercial truck provider and look forward to delivering to them International trucks with MaxxForce engines as well as the full support of our parts and dealer network,” said 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,” Allen added. “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.”