Navistar Begins Selling Telematics Service

Navistar OnCommand Connection
John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Navistar International Corp.’s OnCommand Connection Telematics product is available for purchase, as scheduled, after being introduced in March, the parent company of the International truck brand said.

The combined hardware and software offer a comprehensive, one-price solution that can help reduce the cost of vehicle maintenance while handling federal and state compliance needs, according to the Lisle,Ill.-based company.

The new telematics service is intended “to make this information easily available and usable for the entire industry, from owner-operators to large fleets, on an integrated, predictable and easy-to-understand basis,” Chief Information Officer Terry Kline said in a statement.

“Only about 30% of small fleets are benefiting from the amazing power of telematics,” he added.

The telematics service is integrated with “a new and improved version” of Navistar’s OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics system, which currently supports more than 300,000 vehicles of all makes and models, the company said.

It also is linked to 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, the company said.