Navistar, headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, has announced that its integrated OnCommand Connection Telematics solution, launched in March 2017, is available for purchase as of mid-July. It offers truck and bus drivers and fleets an easy-to-use, comprehensive, one-price solution that can help cut vehicle maintenance costs while handling virtually all federal and state compliance needs, the company says.
Navistar announced the solution’s availability at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, held in July 2017 in Walcott, Iowa. The annual celebration of truck drivers highlighted the added benefits the solution will provide for individual owner/operators and small fleets, Navistar says.
“Only about 30 percent of small fleets are benefiting from the amazing power of telematics,” says Terry Kline, Navistar senior vice president and chief information officer. “In keeping with our DriverFirst philosophy and Uptime mission, we developed OnCommand Connection Telematics to make this information easily available and useable for the entire industry, from owner/operators to large fleets and on an integrated, predictable and easy-to-understand basis.”
OnCommand Connection Telematics is a combined hardware and software solution that provides a steady stream of real-time vehicle data, linked to GPS and other sources of data that can help drivers and fleets become safer, more productive and more profitable.
This telematics solution is integrated with a new and improved version of the award-winning OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics system, which currently supports more than 300,000 vehicles of all makes and models. OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics provides not just comprehensive data on each vehicle’s health but also easy-to-follow fault code action plans, all served up in a convenient web-based portal in a user-friendly dashboard format.
“Our advanced remote diagnostics solution explains not just what that red light on the dashboard means but also what to do about it, so the driver, fleet manager and safety manager can understand,” Kline says.
OnCommand Connection Telematics and Advanced Remote Diagnostics also are integrated with OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log (EDL), which automates federal Hours of Service compliance requirements that are mandated for all heavy-duty trucks by Dec. 18, 2017. OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log also aides in fuel tax reporting, vehicle inspection reports, vehicle idling reports and vehicle trip mapping history, Navistar says.
OnCommand Connection Telematics carries no contract signup fee and no termination fee, the company says.
OnCommand Connection Telematics, OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics and the OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log app are available at participating International Truck dealers and to all HDA Truck Pride members. The Electronic Driver Log app is available in the Google Play Store and in the Apple iTunes Store.
To celebrate the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics, Navistar has announced the OnCommand Connection Telematics Tour Sweepstakes, in which the winner will receive a Diamond Renewed International ProStar Class 8 over-the-road truck with an N13 engine. In conjunction with the sweepstakes, the truck will be touring to participating International dealers providing hands-on demonstrations of the robust OnCommand Connection solutions. Details of the sweepstakes and official rules are available at www.occsweeps.com.