AR-based USA Truck Inc. has placed an order for 963 International
9400i heavy-duty tractors featuring Cummins ISX engines that are
compliant with EPA-2002 emissions requirements.
USA Truck will
take delivery of the new International trucks beginning in April
2003 through its local dealer, Carco International Trucks of Fort
one of the nation's largest commercial carriers, operates more than
1,900 tractors and 4,000 dry-van trailers throughout the continental
United States, Canada and Mexico. Its recent order marks a big change
for the company, which had previously done the bulk of its business
with another OEM.
president of International's truck group, said in a statement USA
Truck would benefit from International's network of dealers and
its collaborative relationship with Cummins as an engine supplier.
these strengths, we're positioned to provide USA Truck with a single
channel for service and support over the long term, which means
USA Truck will profit from less downtime and a significantly lower
overall cost of ownership," Keate said.
has a nationwide network of nearly 1,000 dealer locations delivering
one-stop shopping for customers' order, delivery, service, financing,
parts, engine and support needs.
vice president of finance and chief financial officer for USA Truck
Inc., said, "Our success depends on our ability to keep up
with our customers' demands through lower operating costs and more
overall uptime. It's clear that International offers the industry's
best parts and repair service, so no matter where our trucks might
be, we know they'll be kept in optimum working condition."
USA Truck is
a medium haul, common and contract carrier specializing in truckload
quantities of general commodities. The company operates in the 48
contiguous United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and
Quebec, as well as in Mexico through the gateway city of Laredo,
Truck and Engine Corp. is the operating company of Navistar International
Corp. The company produces mid-range diesel engines, medium trucks,
heavy trucks, severe service vehicles and bus chassis, and provides
parts and service under the International brand.