The International® LT® Series equipped with the S13 Integrated Powertrain is officially in the hands of fleet customers—and the initial response has been overwhelmingly positive. 

Saddle Creek Logistics Services, a supply chain solutions company, recently took delivery of its first LT Series equipped with the S13 Integrated Powertrain and, so far, their drivers are thrilled. John Erwin, their senior vice president of transportation, states, “When I talk to our drivers, they tell me they enjoy the experience delivered by the S13 Integrated Powertrain.” 

Saddle Creek driver Ed Hadley adds, “The S13 is great all around. The transmission is the smoothest that I have ever experienced. It finds the right gear quickly and has great torque and power. It is just a really enjoyable driving experience.”

The S13 Integrated Powertrain was designed to be easy to use and simple to service. It’s also the lightest 13-liter diesel engine on the market, which enables greater payload capacity per trip. Plus, the stellar efficiency — up to 15% more efficient* — means fewer vehicle greenhouse gas emissions for the planet and greater operating profit for customers. 

After testing the new powertrain last fall, Paschall Truck Lines, a dry-van freight carrier, decided to place an order. Vic Norris, vice president of fleet maintenance at Paschall, states, “During our time with the S13 unit, we experienced very strong fuel economy, a good driver experience, and 100% equipment uptime.” 

The successful launch of any new product is a satisfying achievement, but to launch a product that can dramatically improve a customer’s bottom line is the most rewarding of all. “International Truck is thrilled to have handed off the first S13 Integrated Powertrain units,” said Chet Ciesielski, Vice President, International Truck On-Highway.

Chet Ciesielski / Vice President / International Truck On-Highway

Learn more about the incredible capabilities of the International S13 Integrated Powertrain.
*Comparing the fuel economy of the 2017 GHG International A26 engine in a 2017 International LT Series truck with aero package to the fuel economy of the new International S13 Integrated Powertrain in a 2024 International LT Series truck with the LT aero package and chassis enablers. Actual customer results may vary due to various factors, including but not limited to, truck specifications, weight of the vehicle, predictive features, environmental conditions, etc.


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