Corporate Governance

Message From The Executive Chairman

A commitment to sustainable products and ways of doing business


At a time when all of us in the industry need to step up and support the truckers who are heroically transporting the food, medicine and other supplies that are so essential to society during the COVID-19 virus pandemic, it’s especially meaningful to reflect on the social responsibility Navistar is committed to provide at all times.

In 2019, we established NEXT eMobility Solutions to deliver the best electric solutions in commercial transportation, working to launch medium truck and school bus products in the near future.

One vital commitment is improving fuel efficiency, while also pursuing alternative vehicle power sources. In 2019, we established NEXT eMobility Solutions, a Detroit-based business unit, to deliver the best electric solutions in commercial transportation. Having shown its prototype electric version of the International® MV™ Series, NEXT is working to launch medium truck and school bus products in the near future.

Aerodynamics, powertrain and software improvements are also driving advances. In the International® LT® Series, fuel efficiency will increase by up to 8.2% in a fully equipped 2020 model, compared with a year earlier. With Predictive Cruise Control, now standard on our entire on-highway lineup, and the International® A26 engine, customers can gain an average of 2% savings in fuel efficiency. Looking to the future, Navistar also leads one of four teams in the second phase of the U.S. Department of Energy SuperTruck initiative, which aims to more than double the freight efficiency of Class 8 trucks.

Safety was another focus in 2019, as the industry’s leading collision mitigation package, Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™, became standard equipment on our entire on-highway lineup. International was the first truck manufacturer to offer the system, which integrates radar, camera and the vehicle’s brake system. IC Bus was recognized on NBC’s “Today” show, where we demonstrated the benefits of the electronic stability control and collision mitigation systems that are standard on IC Bus® CE Series and RE Series school buses with air brakes – another first in the industry.

In 2019, we earned the U.S. Department of Energy Better Plants Goal Achiever Award for sustained energy efficiency by reducing energy intensity 25% over a 10-year period across all U.S. plants, using 2010 as a baseline. Approximately 90 percent of our vehicles’ content is recyclable, and we continuously review opportunities to increase the use of recycled and recyclable content. We work company-wide to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the recycling of excess materials. We also promote compliance with safety, environmental and social standards throughout our supply chain.

Our community activities showcase Navistar’s commitment to STEM education, including support for FIRST Robotics, VEX Robotics and other initiatives that engage the young people who are tomorrow’s innovators. In keeping with this STEM focus, the company donates test vehicles that would otherwise be scrapped to technical school programs that train the next generation of industry technicians. The impact of employees’ STEM mentoring and other community activities is augmented by our “Dollars for Doers” program, which translates employee volunteer time into monetary donations from Navistar.


Troy A. Clarke

Executive Chairman