Navistar, Samsara launch integrated fleet management solution

Fleets can now streamline operations and improve maintenance with two new turnkey integrations
Navistar International Corp. has partnered with Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Samsara to offer an integrated fleet management solution for International trucks.
Taking advantage of Navistar’s OnCommand Connection platform—billed as the industry’s first and only open-architecture, all-makes remote diagnostics solution—the new partnership allows International customers to seamlessly add Samsara solutions without the installation of additional vehicle hardware.
Specifically, this includes two new turnkey integrations that will streamline data sharing between both platforms:

  • Streamline fleet management by bringing data from Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device into the Samsara platform.
  • Improve fleet maintenance by making Samsara fault code data available in Navistar’s OnCommand Connection platform.

“This is Navistar’s first integration in our strategy to partner with select telematics service providers to extend OnCommand Connection’s open architecture platform and further develop solutions that create sustainable value for our customers,” said Chintan Sopariwala, vice president, Aftersales Operations and Connected Vehicle, Navistar. “This partnership allows our customers access to Samsara’s fleet management service and Navistar’s connected solutions through one, factory-installed device.”
Using the factory-installed telematics device, which is standard on the International LT Series, RH Series and LoneStar models, any new International truck customer can easily integrate into the Samsara platform. The integration brings mission-critical data like GPS location, odometer, speed, engine hours, and fuel level into Samsara automatically without having to install any aftermarket hardware.
In addition to consolidating software solutions onto Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device, this new partnership allows Samsara telematics customers to access OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solution for their fleets.  This allows customers to automatically bring fault codes captured by the Samsara Vehicle Gateway into OnCommand Connection in order to get real-time insights into vehicle health and maintenance needs.
“We built Samsara so our customers can have the most efficient fleet management experience out there,” said Rushil Goel, vice president and general manager of Fleet Management, Samsara. “Our partnership with Navistar takes the friction out of data analysis. Now fleets can seamlessly collect insights in one integrated solution, ultimately saving time and money.”
Samsara and Navistar are building a long-term partnership to continue offering innovative fleet management solutions to shared heavy-duty trucking customers. For example, Samsara is developing support for ELD capabilities and compatibility with the Samsara AI dash cam, both of which will be available soon. Navistar has also started deploying Samsara technology across their internal fleet of vehicles to help with testing and quality assurance efforts.
Fleets subscribed to Samsara via Navistar’s factory-installed telematics device will enjoy continued telematics service, including access to OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions and over-the-air programming capabilities for the duration of the Samsara subscription.
JR Kays Trucking already has used the integration to get mission-critical data from their International trucks to improve their operations.
“This partnership makes it possible to bring valuable data from our International trucks into Samsara, and it helps us manage our fleet more efficiently,” said Robert Alexis, vice president of operations, JR Kays Trucking.
For additional information, contact an International dealer, a Samsara representative, or
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