OTA reprogramming and analytics aren’t a salve for Navistar. But they do boost the efficiency of the company’s operations, putting it in good position as it mounts its comeback. Or so Kline hopes.
The company remains significantly challenged beyond the financial woes. The Department of Justice in July sued the company, alleging that it violated the Federal Clean Air Act when it sold or offered for sale nearly 8,000 heavy-duty diesel engines that did not meet emission standards. Each violation could cost the company $37,500, the blowback from a disastrous engineering decision made several years ago.
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