Gemini among first fleets to obtain S13 Integrated Powertain

Feb. 29, 2024
Primary fuel hauler for Love’s Travel Stops takes delivery of International LT Series tractor with Navistar’s most fuel efficient powertrain

Gemini Motor Transport, the primary fuel hauler for Love’s Travel Stops, is one of the first fleet customers to take delivery of Navistar’s new International LT Series tractor equipped with the S13 Integrated Powertrain.

Saddle Creek Logistics and Paschall Truck Lines also received the new tractors, Navistar announced in a news release.

The S13 Integrated Powertrain is the company's most fuel-efficient powertrain and marks the final generation of internal combustion products Navistar will develop amid the transition to zero emissions. According to the company, the S13 Integrated Powertrain simplifies service, boosts operating efficiency, reduces operating costs, and provides greater performance and profitability for fleets.  

"Navistar is thrilled to have handed off the first S13 Integrated Powertrain units," Chet Ciesielski, VP of on-highway heavy-duty truck business at Navistar, said. "Whether our customers are looking to reach maximum fuel efficiency or integrate comprehensive ownership solutions, the S13 Integrated Powertrain is a step toward achieving their goals."

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Simplicity and serviceability

Gemini’s new LT Series truck with the S13 Integrated Powertrain was assembled at Navistars Escobedo Assembly Plant in Mexico.

"We are thrilled to be the first fleet to receive the S13 Integrated Powertrain, which is the lightest 13-liter powertrain in the market," said Brent Bergevin, EVP of transportation at Loves. "With fewer subcomponents, low friction materials, and predictive capabilities through Navistar's OnCommand Connection, this best-in-class powertrain will support Love's and Geminis commitment to leading the trucking industry and the safety of our drivers and customers.”

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