Mack Trucks Expands Partnered Services Offering to Increase Uptime for Customers
GREENSBORO, NC (July 8, 2015) – Mack Trucks recently enhanced its Uptime solutions through the expansion of its partnered services offering, enabling faster, more accurate diagnostics and improved communication so customers can get their vehicles back on the road quicker. Partnered services allows Mack to integrate innovative service providers into its unparalleled customer support environment.
The improved diagnostics results from the integration of Mack® ASIST, Mack’s web-based fleet service management platform developed by Decisiv, with Truck Diagnostics System (TDS), a JPRO-based software solution from Mack’s partner Noregon that diagnoses engine, transmission, aftertreatment systems and all vendor components. Once TDS or JPRO software determines a vehicle issue, a service case is automatically opened in ASIST and customers have a quicker diagnosis of what’s wrong with the truck.
Customers will also know the severity of the repair and how long servicing will take, enabling them to make critical business decisions about what they need to do to handle the issue.
“The further integration of our Uptime Solutions offers customers an overall better experience,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “Customers receive faster, more accurate information so they can make a repair decision, and the repairs are also started sooner because the case is automatically opened.”
The faster diagnostics expedites the check-in process at the Mack dealer and complements Mack GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s proactive diagnostic and repair planning telematics solution.
GuardDog Connect has been standard on the Mack Pinnacle™
, Mack Granite®
and Titan by Mack
models since 2013 and TerraPro®
concrete pumper models since early 2015. The solution monitors fault codes that could potentially shut down a truck or lead to an unplanned visit to the dealer. GuardDog Connect enables quick diagnosis of issues, proactive scheduling for repairs and confirmation that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.
GuardDog Connect now monitors more than 25,000 Mack models and has maximized customer uptime by reducing diagnostic and repair times by 70 percent and 21 percent respectively.
Mack also opened its Uptime Center
near Mack headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2014, housing personnel from every customer support function and tying them to Mack customers and dealers through Mack ASIST
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017, the Volvo Group's net sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.