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Navistar delivers 5,000th LT Series tractor to J.B. Hunt

Navistar International LT Series tractor

Just 3½ years after purchasing its first International LT Series on-highway tractor, J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. took delivery of its 5,000th, Navistar International Corp. said Tuesday.

J.B. Hunt (NYSE: JBHT) has more LT Series vehicles in its fleet than any other company in the general freight segment, Navistar (NYSE: NAV) said. The Lisle, Illinois-based truck and bus maker has delivered tens of thousands of vehicles to J.B. Hunt over decades of working together. 

J.B. Hunt drivers were among hundreds who contributed to a new ergonomic interior of the LT Series. They also suggested advancements to support improved driver safety, productivity, fuel efficiency and uptime.

“Safety and sustainability are ingrained in the J.B. Hunt culture,” J.B. Hunt President and CEO John Roberts said in a press release. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration to develop enhancements that improve the driver experience and the efficiency of our fleet.”

By its decal, this LT Series will be known

The LT Series is built at Navistar’s plant in Escobedo, Mexico. The cab of the 5,000th LT Series displays a commemorative decal. Navistar also commissioned a custom piece of artwork to honor J.B. Hunt and celebrate the relationship between the two companies.

“J.B. Hunt is a driver-focused company. And it’s been a privilege to work closely with them as a flagship customer,” Persio Lisboa, Navistar president and CEO, said in the release. “We value J.B. Hunt’s business and look forward to many more years of working together.”

Based in Lowell, Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is among the largest transportation and logistics companies in North America. In nearly 60 years, From five trucks and seven trailers nearly 60 years ago, J.B. Hunt today is a S&P 500 company providing services for customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico.

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