For $2,500 to $2,900 per truck, TruckMAIL includes an outdoor antenna communications unit and a driver display unit mounted inside the cab with a full keyboard and four-line display. In addition to continuous two-way communications, TruckMAIL delivers hourly position reports to the dispatch center. The system can be upgraded with options such as CabCARD driver e-mail.
Truck manufacturers are moving to a business model that centers on maximized product uptime, or repairing equipment before it ever breaks down. Commentary by Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.