Houston Truck Driver Takes Possession of Gleaming “Big Rig” Truck with High-Tech Edge
HOUSTON – Nov. 20, 2017 – In an exciting conclusion to its extensive tour of the U.S., an International® ProStar® over-the-road truck was delivered to the winner of Navistar’s OnCommand® Connection Sweepstakes, Houston truck driver Jim McCauley. The delivery took place during a special ceremony hosted by Navistar and TravelCenters of America at the TA® in Baytown, Texas, just east of Houston.
The sweepstakes, which was open to qualified truck drivers holding a CDL, celebrated the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics, a combined hardware and software package that provides a steady stream of real-time vehicle performance data to help drivers and fleets become safer, more productive and more profitable. Mr. McCauley, a driver for Advanced Freight Dynamics LLC in Conroe, Texas, was randomly selected to win a Diamond Renewed® Certified International ProStar Class 8 over-the-road truck equipped with a Navistar® N13 engine and with OnCommand Connection Telematics.
“As a working truck driver, Jim McCauley is the perfect person to receive this beautiful vehicle,” 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 valuable data stream easily available and useable for everyone in the entire industry, from owner/operators to large fleets.”
From August 1 through September 8, the prize vehicle had toured multiple International dealers and 18 TA® and Petro Shopping Centers® locations around the country, giving truck drivers a chance to see the specially outfitted vehicle up close and to enter the contest in person. The vehicle was also viewed at several high-profile industry trade shows, including the Great American Trucking Show and the Mid-America Trucking Show.
OnCommand Connection Telematics offers truck and bus drivers and fleets an easy-to-use, comprehensive, one-price solution that can help cut the cost of vehicle maintenance, while seamlessly handling virtually all federal and state compliance needs. This telematics solution is integrated with a new and improved version of the award-winning OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics system, which currently supports more than 350,000 vehicles of all makes and models.
“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 technician can all act quickly to keep the truck on the road,” Kline said.
OnCommand Connection Telematics and Advanced Remote Diagnostics are also integrated with OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log (EDL), which automates federal Hours of Service compliance requirements that are mandated for all heavy duty trucks by December 18, 2017. OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log also automates fuel tax reporting, vehicle inspection reports, vehicle idling reports and vehicle trip mapping history, in order to make the driver’s job easier and more productive, while feeding this information to the back office to enable greater efficiencies.
To assure maximum freedom and flexibility for drivers and fleets to use only the services that are right for them, OnCommand Connection Telematics carries no contract signup fee and no termination fee.
OnCommand Connection Telematics, OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics and the OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log app are available at select International dealers, TA and Petro Stopping Centers and other industry outlets, as well as online.
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