Kenworth adding TruckTech+ to MD trucks

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Kenworth Truck Tech+ logoKenworth will add the TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics system as an option for its medium duty conventional trucks.

Eligible models include T270, T370, T440 and T470 models equipped with the 6.7-liter Paccar PX-7 engine, 8.9-liter PX-9 engine or Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine.

The system enhances vehicle diagnostics by providing real-time engine health information to fleet managers and Kenworth dealers to help optimize truck uptime and productivity, and allows fleets to track the location of the Kenworth trucks. Kenworth Marketing Director Kurt Swihart says nearly 129,000 Class 8 trucks equipped with the system have combined to travel more than 14 billion miles since the system’s introduction four years ago.

Kenworth TruckTech+ notifications include continue driving with no action required, keep driving and address the service code during the next service interval, head to a dealer for service or pull over to prevent possible damage. If the customer needs to take the truck in for service, the system maps out the locations of the three closest repair facilities. The data is sent to a secure web portal where the fleet manager can review the truck’s location, status, identified issue and recommended solution.

The Kenworth TruckTech+ option includes a free two-year subscription to the service. Longer term subscription options are available at a cost.