Navistar secured almost 5,900 Class 6-8 truck orders in September, the company’s highest order receipt month since December 2011. This order total includes more than 2,100 medium-duty trucks with the Cummins ISB 6.7 liter engine.
On Sept. 3, 2013, 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 the same month. The company 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 2,100 orders in the first 30 days, we're optimistic this will be a winning combination in the marketplace."
Navistar Class 6/7 order share is estimated at 31.7 percent for September, up from 18.8 percent in August.
For Class 8, order share is an estimated 17.4 percent for September, up from 16.6 percent in August. The company has received more than 11,500 orders for Cummins ISX engines since Dec. 1, 2012, and more than 6,000 orders for MaxxForce 13 engines with SCR since March 1, 2013.