OnCommand® Connection Telematics Services Now Offered As Standard On On-Highway International® Trucks

International Trucks announced that effective immediately, all new on-highway International® trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada will be equipped with an OnCommand® Connection telematics device with two free years of service included.

The OnCommand Connection device integrates a cellular-enabled hardware platform with a range of technology solutions, including telematics and the OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics platform. The device and two years of service will be offered as standard on all International® LT® Series, RH™ Series and LoneStar® models using International® or Cummins® engines. 

"Fleet managers are looking for more efficient ways of improving vehicle uptime, proactively reducing maintenance and repair costs, and improving driver experience and retention," said Michael Cancelliere, president, Navistar Truck and Parts. "By bringing together a full range of solutions in one integrated device, OnCommand Connection telematics will enable fleets to manage these issues with optimal efficiency and productivity."

In addition, the OnCommand Connection platform is built with an open architecture and integrated with over 25 telematics service providers, allowing fleets to manage all their vehicles through one easy-to-use interface, regardless of make or model.

With OnCommand Connection, International is the only truck OEM that has built and supports its own telematics solution. Cancelliere cited the important role OnCommand Connection services are playing in enabling fleets to convert reactive vehicle maintenance into predictive maintenance for improved uptime.

"Making OnCommand Connection telematics standard in our on-highway vehicles demonstrates we are fully committed to delivering on our brand promise of customer uptime," Cancelliere said. "Our ultimate goal is to convert all maintenance into planned, routine maintenance that enables trucks to maximize the time they spend on the road."

To learn more about OnCommand Connection, visit www.OnCommandConnection.com.

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About Summit Holdings

Summit Holdings is a privately-held company that does business as Summit Truck Group, Summit Bus, Summit Idealease, and Summit PacLease. The company operates 31 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Summit Truck Group represents and services International®, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Ford, and Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier specialty vehicles. Summit Bus represents and services IC Bus™, ElDorado National, and other commercial bus brands. Commercial truck lease and rental, mobile and dedicated maintenance services are offered through 18 Idealease™ locations and 2 PacLease locations. Summit serves customers with more than 1,200 employees, 475 technicians, over 475 service bays, and over $31 million in all-makes stocked parts. Additional information can be found at www.summittruckgroup.com.