Navistar bundles telematics subscriptions on new trucks

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Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Sept. 25, 2020: 

Navistar intros new telematics subscription service
Navistar announced Thursday its new telematics and fleet management subscription service, Gateway Integrations, which are a collection of telematics providers available in new International trucks.

Navistar previously announced partnerships with Samsara and Geotab and has now also partnered with the following telematics providers:

  • CyntrX GPS Fleet Tracking Solutions
  • MiX Telematics
  • Omnitracs
  • Tyler Technologies
  • Zonar Systems

Navistar says any new International truck can subscribe to any of the partners beginning in 2021 using Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device, which is standard on the International LT, RH and LoneStar models.

“At the core of good connected vehicle systems is a single factory-installed device driving actionable data to multiple fleet management systems,” said Chintan Sopariwala, vice president, Aftersales Operations and Connected Vehicle, Navistar. “Our Gateway Integrations allow customers to consolidate their vehicle hardware and use a singular database to feed all their fleet management and compliance solution portals, thus saving operational costs and improving data accuracy.”

Fleets subscribed to Gateway Integrations will benefit from continued telematics service, including access to OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions and over-the-air programming capabilities for the duration of the subscription.

More than 15k Volvo trucks recalled over potential brake pedal issue
Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2020-2021 VAH, VHD, VNL and VNR trucks for an issue with the brake pedal, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

The recall includes approximately 15,156 units in which the die cast pedal plate may break at one of its attachment points, possible resulting in the brake pedal dislodging.

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the pedal plates if required. Owners can contact Volvo Trucks customer service at 1-800-458-1552 with recall number RVXX2004. NHTSA’s recall number is 20V-536.