Navistar announced that its integrated OnCommand Connection Telematics system, launched in March, is available for purchase.
The system is designed to “drastically cut the cost of vehicle maintenance while seamlessly handling virtually all federal and state compliance needs,” according to Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar.
Navistar announced the system’s availability at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, an annual celebration of truck drivers in Walcott, Iowa.
“Only about 30 percent of small fleets are benefiting from the amazing power of telematics,” said 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, on an integrated, predictable and easy-to-understand basis.”
OnCommand Connection Telematics is a combined hardware and software system that provides a steady stream of real-time vehicle data that can help drivers and fleets become safer, more productive and more profitable, according to Navistar.
The telematics solution is integrated with a new, improved version of the OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics system, which supports more than 300,000 vehicles of all makes and models. OnCommand provides comprehensive data on each vehicle’s health along with fault-code action plans, in a Web-based portal displayed in a 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 said.
OnCommand Connection Telematics and Advanced Remote Diagnostics are integrated with the OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log, which automates federal Hours of Service compliance requirements that are mandated for all heavy-duty trucks by Dec. 18.
OnCommand Connection Telematics carries no contract-signup fee and no termination fee, Navistar noted.
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 both the Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes Store, Navistar said.
To learn more about OnCommand Connection, visit www.OnCommandConnection.com.