Navistar Inc. and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems have signed a long-term agreement making Bendix products standard on the entire lineup of International Class 5-8 air-braked tractor, truck and bus platforms.
Bendix products that will become standard in June as a result of the agreement are as follows: Bendix ABS-8 Advanced antilock braking system; Bendix valves; Bendix air dryers; and, on Navistar-branded engines, Bendix air compressors. International Trucks also selected the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system as standard, starting when the first phase of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) new stability mandate takes effect in August 2017.
International Trucks also recently made Bendix’s complete wheel-end package available as an option or standard on a range of its medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.
“When we select technologies for International Trucks, our focus never wavers from our customers and meeting their wide variety of needs. We partner with Bendix because they are equally dedicated to the customer,” said Jeff Sass, senior vice president of sales and marketing for International Trucks. “Bendix is an industry leader for good reason—their products meet the highest standards for performance, safety, and value. Our customers can trust in them, and so can we.”
“Our deep, proven product portfolio and long success in responding to customer needs has positioned us to be a trusted partner to Navistar,” said Scott Burkhart, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development for Bendix. “We are honored to serve that role. And we are committed to ensuring that our technologies, from advanced safety to air treatment to charging, continue living up to the trust that customers have been placing in them for decades.”