Navistar, Inc. announced today that it has received an order from Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc. for 325 International ProStar + tractors powered by EPA 2010 –compliant MaxxForce 13 engines.
Boyd Bros. is a leading flatbed carrier with more than 1,000 trucks in its fleet. It specializes in the time-sensitive transportation of steel products and building materials. It was recently named the “2010 Best Fleet to Drive For” by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge.
“We’re proud to win new business from Boyd Bros. and we look forward to delivering the ProStar+ to their fleet,” said Jim Hebe, senior vp, North American sales operations for Navistar. “Boyd Bros. prides itself on driver satisfaction and the ProStar+ delivers a winning combination of driver-inspired comfort features and outstanding fuel economy.”
Boyd Bros. currently operates more than 60 International ProStar trucks with EPA 2007 MaxxForce 13 engines and has logged nearly 8 million miles on these trucks.
“We’ve had great results with the existing ProStar tractors in our fleet and look forward to even more success with the ProStar+,” said Chris Cooper, COO for Boyd Bros. “From the significant fuel economy advantages we’ve realized, to the appreciation our drivers have for the quiet, comfortable ride, we’re excited to reward our drivers with the ProStar+.”
Further demonstrating Boyd Bros.’ its commitment to its drivers, all of the ProStar+ trucks delivered to Boyd Bros. will be equipped with Navistar’s factory-installed MaxxPower battery-powered HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). The MaxxPower HVAC system is an anti-idling solution that provides heating and cooling in the sleeper compartment .
“Boyd Bros. has always listened to our drivers and we strive to make improvements that will have a positive impact on their lives,” added Cooper. “As we take delivery of the new ProStar+ over the next several years, we’ll be providing our drivers with the most fuel-efficient and driver-friendly trucks on the road today.”