Navistar and ArvinMeritor today announced that they have signed a new long-term supply agreement that will put Meritor axles in standard position on International medium-duty trucks and IC Bus school and commercial buses. The agreement also gives ArvinMeritor gains additional standard axle positions on International heavy-duty trucks models. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“In working with ArvinMeritor, we’ve selected a premier axle-brake supplier — one which has been our standard Class 8 axle-brake supplier for more than 10 years,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s North American Truck Group. “We’re confident that our customers will be extremely pleased with the performance of the Meritor axle. Our customers can feel comfortable relying on Meritor for drivetrain specification assistance, rapid response to troubleshooting and quality after-the-sale support.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our relationship with Navistar,” said Carsten Reinhardt, president of ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Systems business. “With this new agreement, we are looking forward to supplying Navistar with the most reliable and technically advanced axles on the market today and will work hard to meet the expectations of Navistar’s dealers and their customers.”

The two companies noted that ArvinMeritor will continue as Navistar’s supplier on its portfolio of military applications for programs including Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, Tactical Support Vehicles (TSV), Military Commercial Off the Shelf (MilCOTS) — the first element of Canada’s Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) — and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) through the U.S. military’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).