KIRKLAND, Wash.– New Kenworth Class 8 trucks with the Paccar MX-13 engine are coming equipped with TruckTech+, the company announced earlier this week.
The Kenworth TruckTech+ improves vehicle diagnostics by providing information on engine health to fleet managers and dealers to maximize uptime. It diagnoses problems and offers recommended solutions to both the driver and the fleet manager.
“KENWORTH TruckTech+ analysis helps fleets and truck operators to maximize uptime and efficiency,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “Timely information enables customers to decide more quickly whether the truck stays on the road or heads to the shop where the servicing dealer has the diagnosis and is ready to remedy the problem.”
If a problem occurs while a driver is on the road, the system will alert the driver to: keep driving, no action required; keep driving and have the fault addressed during the next service interval; head to a dealer for service; or pull over to prevent damage.
If the driver has to take the truck in for service, the system will point out the nearest repair facilities. It will also alert the fleet manager as to where the truck is and the status of the truck.
According to Kenworth, every new Class 8 Kenworth truck equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine comes with a complimentary subscription to TruckTech+ as long as the truck is under the 2-year standard warranty. The subscription is also complimentary for customers purchasing extended warranty. After the warranty period, Kenworth’s remote diagnostics tool can be maintained by subscription.
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