ORLANDO, Fla. and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2013 – PeopleNet®, a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology that optimizes performance and decision-making management, today announced that it is providing Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) engine diagnostic telematic information as part of an agreement that enables Navistar to create engine health reports for the vehicles it manufactures. Fleets can access reports and monitor active faults via a portal with any type of computing or smart device.
“Engines are more complicated as a result of evolving emissions standards. The integration of PeopleNet’s real-time engine diagnostic data with our data will improve monitoring so we can keeping vehicles moving,” said Navistar Director, Service Performance and Technology Brian Mulshine. “In strengthening our best-in-class offering, we’re strengthening our customers’ operations, as well as Navistar’s outstanding reputation and market leadership.”
In a related agreement also announced at the 2013 ATA (American Trucking Association) Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, PeopleNet’s data integration and analytics sister company VUSION can provide Navistar MPG-focused analytics using data provided by PeopleNet. VUSION’s ability to provide normalized benchmarking by accounting for driver, customer, and environmental factors such as speed, RPM, ambient temperature, topography, and load weight will allow Navistar to more accurately assess MPG.
PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin said, “Navistar is taking a significant, proactive step to help their customers reduce maintenance and downtime costs. It is also a leader in leveraging analytics to understand how to design and build vehicles to better meet the specific needs of today’s mixed fleets that are working within diverse markets and serving a variety of customer needs.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
VUSION is a data integration and analytics company that helps fleets make better, more predictive decisions about equipment and people. By uniquely applying its proprietary technology, proven processes, and industry expertise to existing data from equipment manufacturers with fleet performance data, VUSION provides a clearer, more accurate understanding of fleet operations. With greater clarity, fleet management can make smarter equipment and vehicle decisions, and proactively manage driver performance.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s Precision Mobility Platform combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 1,750 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.