Navistar, Inc. and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. today announced that the two companies have reached a long-term supply agreement making Navistar the “principal provider” of commercial trucks to J.B. Hunt through 2014.

The five-year agreement with J.B. Hunt, which operates some 9,000 power units, calls for delivery of more than 5,000 trucks through 2014. Navistar will deliver the International ProStar+ sleepers and day cabs powered by its 2010-EPA certified MaxxForce 13 big-bore engines.

“We’re excited to once again be J.B. Hunt’s principal commercial truck provider and look forward to delivering them International trucks with MaxxForce engines as well as the full support of our parts and dealer network,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s North American truck group.

“J.B. Hunt is an industry leader and one of the most metric-driven transportation companies in the world,” Allen added. “They have tested our ProStar [tractor] with MaxxForce 13 engine and this agreement demonstrates their confidence in the fuel economy, overall performance and no-hassle approach of our MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines.”

“J.B. Hunt is continuously evaluating equipment alternatives to ensure we leverage the best solution available for our customers, our drivers and the environment,” said Kirk Thompson, president & CEO for J.B. Hunt. “Through this supplier agreement with Navistar, we will be adding some of the most fuel-efficient and driver-friendly tractors in the industry to our fleet.”