Navistar has signed a service partnership agreement with Love’s Travel Stops, adding more than 315 Love’s Truck Tire Care and Speedco locations – and 1,000-plus technicians – to the International truck service network. The news was announced Thursday.
The exclusive partnership is scheduled to be fully operational by the second half of this year and authorizes most Love’s and Speedco locations to handle a range of new, extended and used truck warranty work and will be authorized to perform warranty service with repair times of three hours or less on all International Class 6 through 8 trucks. Navistar says the partnership creates the largest service footprint in the commercial transportation industry and brings the International service network to more than 1,000 locations in North America.
Navistar President of Truck and Parts Michael Cancelliere says he expects the partnership with Love’s will enhance customer uptime by expanding access to same-day service for light mechanical repairs and increasing repair speed. Additionally, Love’s locations will accept Fleet Charge cards, guaranteeing Navistar customers get consistent nationwide parts pricing, he says.
“We are very pleased that moving forward, Love’s and Speedco will be a service network partner of Navistar,” says Tom Edwards, executive vice president of tire care, Love’s. “Both organizations have a strong commitment to providing trusted maintenance service that enables our Customers to manage their equipment and get back on the road quickly.”
“Navistar and the International Truck Dealers Council collaborated on this agreement to deliver industry-leading uptime to our customers,” adds Steve Hill, chairman, International’s Truck Dealers Council. “The expansion of our channel capability to more than 1,000 service locations will give fleets and owner operators another reason to choose the International brand and dealer network to meet their transportation needs.”