International, the commercial truck brand of Navistar Inc., announced an update to their Advanced Preventive Maintenance tool on March 3rd, 2022. This tool maximizes uptime by utilizing a data-driven approach to track and prioritize maintenance.
First introduced in International’s premium set of connected vehicle solutions, Intelligent Fleet Care, Advanced Preventive Maintenance uses data collected from Navistar’s industry-leading connected services platform OnCommand Connection to calculate fuel economy and identify the optimum maintenance intervals for each make and model of vehicle in a fleet. Fleets can now work with the International service network to manage all maintenance requirements.
Impact on Fleets
Here at The Heavy-Duty Parts Report, we predict Advanced Preventive Maintenance will be a serious advantage to fleets of all sizes. Improper maintenance intervals are a leading cause of breakdowns, unplanned downtime, and expensive repairs.
We’re looking forward to seeing how Advanced Preventive Maintenance changes the game for fleets by recommending service intervals based on the fleet’s unique circumstances.
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Advanced Preventive Maintenance Use Case
Western Specialized, a 35-vehicle mixed-model carrier based in Mankato, Minnesota worked with its International dealer, North Central International to utilize Advanced Preventive Maintenance through the International 360 fleet management platform to optimize the service process.
“As part of International 360, Advanced Preventive Maintenance provides our customers with the ability to customize and optimize maintenance schedules for all of their fleet vehicles,” said Andy Hatlestad, dealer principal, North Central International. “This helps to enhance our relationship with fleet customers by providing them visibility to better service their vehicles and maximize vehicle uptime, and communication with our dealers to schedule and complete service as needed.”
Advanced Preventive Maintenance allows Western Specialized to create custom templates to fit a fleet’s overall maintenance needs for the various vehicle models in the fleet.
Once the fleet identifies a truck needs service, Western Specialized personnel can request service and schedule a time that fits best for them to have the maintenance performed with their dealer.
“I would strongly recommend Advanced Preventive Maintenance for use in any sized fleet,” said Ryan Mueller, operations manager at Western Specialized. “Setting it up was a cinch, being able to manage and view each tractor’s upcoming maintenance dates is easy, and troubleshooting a code while a truck is on the road is simple. Along with the top shelf support we receive from the team at North Central International Trucks in Mankato, International’s connected vehicle technologies are a welcomed addition to our arsenal.”
Features of Advanced Preventive Maintenance
Advanced Preventive Maintenance allows for seamless communication with the International service network and customizable benefits for all fleet sizes. Other benefits include:
- Fuel economy-based preventive maintenance schedules to leverage maintenance intervals based on type of vehicle, engine hours or mileage
- Pre-built vehicle preventive maintenance schedules and ability to build customizable schedule options based on fleet needs
- Real-time fleet visibility for all sizes of all-makes fleets, including trailers
- Maintenance “Due Soon” and “Overdue” notifications based on fleet preference
- Estimated preventive maintenance spend savings for International LT Series and RH Series models
Check It Out at TMC
OnCommand Connection connected vehicle services will be on display at International Booth 1805 during the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting & Expo in Orlando, March 7-10.
To learn more about Advanced Preventive Maintenance, visit InternationalTrucks.com
Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t. Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite® , ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts and includes a Brazilian manufacturer of engines and gensets, MWM Motores Diesel e Geradores. With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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