The Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics system is now available as an option for Kenworth’s new medium duty conventional models.
Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics provides real-time engine health information to fleet managers/Kenworth dealers to optimize truck uptime and productivity, company officials said in a press release. It also allows fleets to track the location of their Kenworth trucks.
Fleets and truck operators can now buy a 24-month Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics subscription when purchasing new Kenworth T180, T280, T380 and T480 models equipped with the Paccar PX-7, and Paccar PX-9 engine.
The T280, T380, and T480 offer the system when specified with a Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine.
Kenworth TruckTech+ notifications help guide the driver, notifying the driver if no action required, to address the alert code during the next service interval, head to a dealer for service, or pull over to prevent possible damage.
If the driver needs to take the truck in for service, the system finds the locations of the three closest repair facilities. The data is sent to the secure Paccar Solutions web portal so the fleet manager can review the truck’s location, status, identified issue, and recommended solution.
The data can also be sent to the servicing dealer in advance to prepare to work on the truck.