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KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ Now in Production, New Technology Powers Vehicle Diagnostics
Kirkland, Wash., June 30, 2015 - KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ is now in production on new Kenworth Class 8 trucks specified with the PACCAR MX-13 engine.
KENWORTH 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 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, Kenworth 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.”
Every new Kenworth Class 8 truck equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 engine comes with a complimentary subscription to TRUCKTECH+ as long as the truck is under the 2-year standard warranty. The subscription is also complimentary for customers purchasing extended warranty. After the warranty period, Kenworth’s remote diagnostics tool can be maintained by subscription.
PACCAR MX-13 Engine
A video on KENWORTH TRUCKTECH+ is posted under Kenworth New Technologies (www.youtube.com/user/KenworthTruckCo).
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.