Navistar Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas LLC announced that the two companies have signed a letter of intent for a five-year supply agreement that Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service and heavy-duty trucks, and all IC Bus brand school buses.
“Continental tires are well-regarded by customers in a wide range of applications and duty cycles throughout the commercial vehicle industry and we’re proud to make them the standard offering across our entire vehicle line-up,” said Bill Kozek, president of Navistar Truck and Parts. “Continental offers a full range of durable, low rolling resistance tires that help drive fuel efficiency improvements and maximize uptime for our customers.”
“We’re honored to be selected as the standard tire for International trucks and IC Bus school buses,” said Wes Garber, director of commercial OE sales for Continental. “The performance characteristics of our tires will complement the strong performance of their vehicles.”
Continental tires are currently standard on International Truck severe service vocational trucks and will be standard across the International Truck and IC Bus brand portfolio starting January 2016.