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History of International Trucks Spans More Than a Century

The aerodynamic styling of the feature-rich LT series of International trucks stands in stark contrast to the styling of predecessor vehicles designed and manufactured over a century ago. Today’s Navistar International Corp. emerged from what was the International Harvester Company (IH). A 1902 merger of Deering Harvester Company and McCormick Harvesting Machine Company created IH. 

From the Farmall to the M-series

Clearly, IH has a distinctly agricultural heritage. Its Farmall tractor arrived in 1923, and by the 1940s it was the best-selling tractor in the country. However, as the decades unfolded, the manufacturer diversified its offerings to include trucks, buses and construction equipment. Its M-series of military trucks contributed to the war effort during WWII. The Navy and the Marines used the M-series in cargo transport, light artillery movement and weapons transport. To this day, Navistar Defense manufactures vehicles for the U.S. Military.  

Today, more than a century since the creation of IH, the company manufactures some of the most advanced semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles on the road, including the new LT Series.

In 2016, Navistar International reported sales of $8.11 billion.  The company, based in Lisle, Illinois, employs 12,315 individuals. It uses almost a thousand dealer outlets to deliver products, parts and services to customers in 90 countries.

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Since its inception a quarter-century ago, Carolina International has grown to become the largest truck dealer in South Carolina. It maintains dozens of service bays at multiple locations to better meet the needs of truckers and fleets. It also maintains a multi-million-dollar parts inventory to minimize down time. For prompt, professional service, please contact us

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