International offering telematics hardware, two years’ data at no charge

by Truck News

LISLE, Ill. — International has announced it’s offering a telematics credit on new trucks purchased through the International dealer network.

It will offer approved, integrated telematics system hardware and a two-year data plan from one of several providers as standard and at no cost to customers. Hardware through other telematics service providers will be partially covered.

The program went into place July 1 and is a way for International to get more customers using its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics platform.

“The commitment to invest in the telematics and remote diagnostics bundle represents our continued commitment to increase our customers’ uptime and lower their operating costs – today,” said Jeff Sass, Navistar senior vice-president, North America Truck Sales and Marketing. “We feel it is our responsibility to make OnCommand Connection and remote diagnostics available to everyone, so we took the initiative to offer a technology bundle with a portfolio of telematics providers our customers already know and trust.”

OnCommand Connection provides fleet managers with vehicle health reports so they can identify potential problems remotely in real-time.

“This bundled approach removes the barriers to entry and gives non-telematics customers access to the power of OnCommand Connection,” said Mike Cerilli, vice-president and general manager, Navistar Connected Vehicle Business. “We have customers across the US and Canada already experiencing the real-world benefits of OnCommand Connection and this bundle extends the offer to everyone.”

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