The high visibility hood and set-back axle are extremely important for the vocational industry, especially for utility companies working in remote areas where a 4x4 chassis and maximum maneuverability are necessary. In addition, the new configuration provides an added level of safety around the vehicle.
“While the performance improvements are obvious, this configuration also helps improve safety around the worksite,” says Mark Stasell, Vice President, Vocational Truck Business, Navistar. “Safety is always a top concern, and the improved visibility provides the driver with better awareness of what, and who, is around the vehicle; improving the safety of the driver, the vehicle and everyone on site.”
The new configuration is yet another example of the company doubling down on its efforts to improve its existing presence within the vocational market. Earlier this year, the company launched its Diamond Partner Program, which focuses on building stronger relationships and communication between truck equipment manufacturers and International dealers. Since its launch in March, the program has accumulated over 130 partners.