In conclusion to its extensive tour of the U.S., an International ProStar 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 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 usable for everyone in the entire industry, from owner/operators to large fleets.”
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.
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.