Christopher Goodfellow - 12 June 2012
Navistar ran out of emissions credits, which it had previously relied on to meet the 2012 emissions standards in its GVWR >14,000 pounds engine family, on February 29, 2012. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would impose a penalty of at least US$1,900 per non-compliant engine after this point.
Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: "Certainly, our first half performance was unacceptable. It included a warranty reserve to repair early 2010 and 2011 vehicles. We were also affected by speculation surrounding our engine certification for our Class 8 engine, which is why we are working tirelessly with the U.S. EPA to get resolution."
Navistar submitted an EGR-only 0.2 NOx emissions engine in February. The company says talks on certification are "ongoing".
Navistar's competitors have challenged the EPA's decision to permit Navistar to continue producing non-compliant engines incurring a fine. The case began in May.
Navistar reported a loss of $172 million, or $2.50 per diluted share, for the second quarter ended April 30, 2012.
Regarding the company's truck business, a statement from Navistar said: "For the second quarter 2012, the truck segment recorded a loss of $89 million, compared with a year-ago second quarter profit of $92 million. Results included unfavorable shifts in military product mix, reflective of lower military budgets, industry-wide higher commodity and fuel costs, an asset impairment charge of $28 million relating to the company's decision to idle its Workhorse Custom Chassis business, and a charge for $24 million for certain extended warranty costs."
Navistar is the only manufacturer not to use SCR technology in its EPA 2010 models.
Niels Tholen - 25 November 2014
Downsizing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tanks and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s regulation of DEF refill intervals for passenger cars was discussed at the 7th Integer Emissions Summit USA 2014, held in Chicago, IL. Mike Shovel, Thermal Management - Technical Specialist SCR at Navistar, discussed that the post-2017 greenhouse...
Ben Treadwell - 17 July 2014
Navistar Inc. has announced that it has shipped the first of its Durastar and International Workstar vehicles using 9L and 10L engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. The engines will be used in a variety of vocational vehicles including garbage packing and utility trucks, dump trucks and sewer pumpers. Navistar said...
Niels Tholen - 13 November 2013
With the launch of the International LoneStar on-highway truck, Navistar has now completed the conversion of its entire model range to using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. The LoneStar is equipped with a Cummins ISX15 engine and SCR technology and was the last of Navistar's heavy-duty truck models to be converted since...
Niels Tholen - 23 August 2013
Navistar and Cummins have reached the milestone of 10,000 orders for trucks from the International Trucks range with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. The range includes Cummins ISX15 engines and SCR technology instead of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) after Navistar launched its transition to SCR-based technology with the...
Niels Tholen - 19 August 2013
Navistar has announced the launch its new heavy-duty International TranStar truck model. The truck is designed for regional hauling activity and comes equipped with a MAxxForce 13 engine as well as Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. It is the company's fifth heavy-duty truck model to adopt SCR technology since December...
Christopher Goodfellow - 1 November 2012
Truck manufacturer Volvo has said that it is confident of meeting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) target of reducing vehicle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 23% by 2017, but will look to achieve this away from the EPA's suggested method. Bill Dawson, Senior Vice President at Volvo, was speaking at the Diesel Emissions...