LISLE, Ill. — Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all IC Bus school buses and International trucks under a five-year supply agreement between Navistar and Continental Tire the Americas.

"Continental tires are well-regarded by customers in a wide range of applications and duty cycles throughout the commercial vehicle industry," said Bill Kozek, president of Navistar Truck and Parts. "Continental offers a full range of durable, low rolling resistance tires that help drive fuel efficiency improvements and maximize uptime for our customers."

Company officials also said that Continental tires offer durable casing designs, tough compounds and high-traction treads with self-cleaning characteristics.

In addition to its products, the tire maker offers a suite of replacement market services, including ContiFleet roadside assistance, the TruckFix Emergency Road Service Program, ContiTread retread products and services, and more than 430 dealers in North America.

"We're honored to be selected as the standard tire for International trucks and IC Bus school buses," said Wes Garber, director of commercial OE sales for Continental Tire the Americas. "The performance characteristics of our tires will complement the strong performance of their vehicles."

Continental tires are currently standard on International Truck severe-service vocational trucks. They will be standard across the International Truck and IC Bus brand portfolio starting in January.

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