The company unveiled the International LoadStar truck at a trucking show in Louisville, Ky., on March 21 and then announced production will be at a plant the company leased in Colbert County.
Navistar spokesman Steve Schrier said the waste industry will likely have the most use of the truck, but other uses include concrete pumping and airplane refueling.
Navistar isn't saying yet how many employees it will hire at the old National Alabama rail car plant. Navistar now has 185 workers at the site.
Navistar plans to offer diesel and natural gas-powered engines for the truck. The diesel engines will be manufactured at the company's engine plant in Huntsville.