Following the 1,050 truck order announced last week, International Truck today announced it has finalized the remaining 7,950 orders from Quality Companies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group, Inc.
"Quality Companies, LLC recognizes what many customers continue to experience—that today's International trucks deliver industry-leading uptime and fuel economy performance," said Bill Kozek, president, Navistar Truck and Parts. "We look forward to serving the business needs of Quality Companies, and appreciate the confidence they have placed in our products, our people and our business."
The 9,000 vehicle commitment consists primarily of International® ProStar® and LoneStar ® vehicles powered by Cummins® ISX-15 engines, and will be spread across the next three years.
"Our significant growth over the last 18 months has been driven by our loyal customers. This order demonstrates our commitment to growth, and positions us to support our customers for the next several years," said Danny Williams, chief operating officer, Quality Companies, LLC. "We strive to supply the most fuel efficient and reliable equipment in the industry. We've seen superior performance from both International ProStar and LoneStar models in our lease fleet. With this agreement, we have taken a big step towards our goal of fuel efficiency and reliability."
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
About Celadon Group
Celadon Group, Inc. (www.celadongroup.com), through its subsidiaries, provides long-haul, regional, local, dedicated, intermodal, temperature-controlled, flatbed and expedited freight service across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company also owns Celadon Logistics Services, Inc., which provides freight brokerage services, freight management, as well as supply chain management solutions, including warehousing and distribution.