WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2008) – Suppliers around the world are being asked to step up and provide more than products to their customers. It is the organization behind the product that is crucial in today’s business world and that is why Idealease has named Navistar Parts as its “Supplier of the Year.”
“We have received a level of involvement and customer support from Navistar that is far above and beyond the service we have expected,” said Dan Murphy, Idealease executive vice president. “Navistar Parts has the largest parts-distribution network in North America and is able to respond very quickly to our needs. It also has tailored its parts programs to fit our needs and the needs of our customers.”
Murphy presented the award to Phyllis Cochran, senior vice president and general manager, Navistar Parts Group, at the recent Idealease Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Fla.
“This award recognizes the outstanding support by our dealers and by our Parts team to help maximize vehicle uptime for Idealease customers,” Cochran said. “Our product is customer service. We believe the organization supporting our customers is just as important as our products themselves. When our customers succeed, we succeed.”
Idealease Inc., a transportation-services company based in North Barrington, Ill., provides more than 45,000 trucks, tractors and trailers to its commercial customers, and has more than 400 leasing locations in North America. Navistar Parts supplies International® truck and IC-Bus branded and all-makes parts for medium-and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
Navistar Parts Group is the parts distribution and sales organization of Navistar, Inc. The Parts Group provides comprehensive support for all Navistar products, providing OEM-recommended parts and expert service to keep customers’ businesses up and running. Navistar sells parts and support through its network of nearly 1,100 dealers in more than 75 countries throughout the world.
Idealease of North America has served the transportation industry since 1982. With more than 400 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Idealease is one of North America s largest full service transportation companies. Idealease offers truck leasing and truck rentals. The Idealease fleet numbers over 45,000 trucks, tractors, and trailers. Idealease combines the ability to service fleets of all sizes with the most qualified mechanics and state of the art technology in the transportation industry.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce™ brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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