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Navistar, Geotab announce strategic truck telematics partnership

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Navistar International Corp. has announced a strategic partnership with Geotab, allowing International customers to add certain Geotab fleet management solutions through Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device.

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According to Navistar, partnerships such as this with telematics service providers (TSPs) will streamline fleet management solutions for customers, regardless of provider.

“Partnerships with TSPs provide customers streamlined access to their choice of fleet management solution through one, factory-installed device,” said Chintan Sopariwala, vice president of aftersales operations and connected vehicle at Navistar.

Using the factory-installed telematics device, which is standard on the International LT Series, RH Series and LoneStar models, any new International truck can easily enroll in the Geotab solution, which includes electronic logging device and hours of service compliance software, without the installation of additional hardware.

“Our partnership with Navistar enables customers to experience increased value through a robust set of accessible solutions that Geotab offers through the convenience of a factory-installed device,” said Colin Sutherland, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Geotab. “Together, we’re proud to offer customers a seamless experience for accessing remote diagnostics and fleet management solutions to help keep International trucks running safely at the lowest cost per mile.”

“Navistar’s strategy to collaborate with select TSPs for ‘outbound’ integrations amplifies the power of OCC, making it a gamechanger for our customers,” added Friedrich Baumann, president of aftersales and alliance management at Navistar. “The combination of Geotab’s expert technology integrations with Navistar’s connected vehicle solutions further simplifies the maintenance and operation of our customers’ fleets. These partnerships not only drive uptime and lower total cost of ownership, but also seamlessly enhance the overall ownership experience.”

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Fleets subscribed to Geotab via Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device will enjoy continued telematics service, including access to OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions and over-the-air programming capabilities for the duration of their Geotab subscription.

For fleets interested in adding access to OnCommand Connection to vehicles not already equipped with telematics, the International dealer network offers an aftermarket telematics device manufactured by Geotab. The device includes a subscription to Fleet Health Monitoring, Navistar’s latest addition to its suite of connected fleet solutions. Fleet Health Monitoring provides reporting on vehicles at a high risk or derating failure to assist fleets in quickly addressing urgent issues.

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