Those invoices are also known as charge outs and the company noted that 13,900 units fell under that category during the second quarter.
That relates to medium and heavy duty trucks as well as buses in the United States and Canada market.
In comparison, charge outs for the company’s medium and heavy duty trucks and buses in the United States and Canada market were 10,600 units in the first quarter of 2021.
“The strong trucking industry, fueled by robust economic growth, is supporting higher order activity by our customers and our team is working hard to overcome the supply chain challenges to best support their transportation needs,” said Navistar’s CEO Persio Lisboa in a news release on Tuesday.
Navistar did not hold a conference call with investors this week related to the results of the second quarter earnings due to the pending merger proposal with Traton SE, Volkswagen’s truck unit.
The news release sent by Navistar about second quarter earnings did mention that the company had increased production rates during that period, including adding a second shift at its truck assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico.
However, the pace of the increases has been slower than planned due to supply chain constraints, the news release stated.
Navistar announced in April that it would be increasing production rates at its main assembly line in Springfield. Production there will go from 70 units per day to 115 units per day starting in July.
Navistar’s Springfield plant builds medium-duty trucks on its main line as well as cutaway vans for General Motors on its other assembly line.
As a result, the company is planning to hire up to 350 additional people at the Springfield plant to accommodate the production increases.
In addition to the new hires, the truck manufacturer made plan in April to bring back employees who were on indefinite layoff.