International Trucks has announced that effective immediately, all new on-highway International trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada will be equipped with an OnCommand Connection telematics device with two free years of service included.
The OnCommand Connection device integrates a cellular-enabled hardware platform with a range of technology solutions, including telematics and the OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics platform. The device and two years of service will be offered as standard on all International LT Series, RH Series and LoneStar models using International or Cummins engines.
“Fleet managers are looking for more efficient ways of improving vehicle uptime, proactively reducing maintenance and repair costs, and improving driver experience and retention,” says Michael Cancelliere, president, Navistar truck and parts. “By bringing together a full range of solutions in one integrated device, OnCommand Connection telematics will enable fleets to manage these issues with optimal efficiency and productivity.”
In addition, the OnCommand Connection platform is built with an open architecture and integrated with more than 25 telematics service providers, allowing fleets to manage all their vehicles through one easy-to-use interface, regardless of make or model. With OnCommand Connection, International is the only truck OEM that has built and supports its own telematics solution, according to an announcement.
Cancelliere cites the important role OnCommand Connection services are playing in enabling fleets to convert reactive vehicle maintenance into predictive maintenance for improved uptime.
“Making OnCommand Connection telematics standard in our on-highway vehicles demonstrates we are fully committed to delivering on our brand promise of customer uptime,” Cancelliere says. “Our ultimate goal is to convert all maintenance into planned, routine maintenance that enables trucks to maximize the time they spend on the road.”