WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 27, 2010)—Heavy truck maker Navistar International Corp. has selected Continental on/off-highway truck tires as standard fitment on its International, PayStar, WorkStar and DuraStar severe-service and medium-duty vehicles.
The deal with Navistar reflects Continental Tire North America Inc.'s recent expansion into the regional, on/off highway and construction segment, Conti said, with truck tires engineered for resistance to damage, tread patterns designed for optimum traction, extra tough compounding and stone ejection systems.
“The severe-duty cycle of International WorkStar and PayStar trucks required a tire selection that can perform under these conditions,” said Melissa Gauger, vocational marketing manager for Navistar, “and Continental truck tires have the intelligent engineering and durability required.
“International trucks can tackle some of the most severe conditions on earth and routinely come back for more,” Gauger said. “With our MaxxForce big bore engines and heavy-duty chassis features, we needed to select original equipment tires that were equal in capability and strength to the components of the truck itself.”
Conti did not say which of its tires were selected. Many new truck customers specify tires for their vehicles, Conti said, but when they don't, the standard fitment is the tire with which the vehicle is equipped.
The companies did not disclose the size or value of the contract.