Kenworth TruckTech+ is now in production on new Kenworth Class 8 trucks specified with the PACCAR MX-13 engine, the company announced.
“TruckTech+ enhances vehicle diagnostics by providing information on PACCAR MX-13 engine health to fleet managers and dealers to help optimize truck uptime and productivity,” the company said. “The system not only diagnoses the problem, but also provides the recommended solution to the driver and fleet manager.”
Kenworth TruckTech+ notifications may include keep driving, no action required; keep driving and have the fault addressed during the next service interval; head to a dealer for service; or pull over to prevent damage. If the customer needs to take the truck in for service, the system maps out the locations of the three closest repair facilities. In addition, 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.
“Kenworth TruckTech+ analysis helps fleets and truck operators to maximize uptime and efficiency,” said Jason Skoog, assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “Timely information enables customers to decide more quickly whether the truck stays on the road or heads to the shop where the servicing dealer has the diagnosis and is ready to remedy the problem.”