SKOKIE, Ill., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rand McNally and Navistar, Inc. have reached an agreement to make Rand McNally's award-winning IntelliRoute® TND™ truck GPS units available as an in-dash option in International® trucks starting next year.
Navistar manufactures International Truck and will begin offering an in-dash version of the high-definition, 7-inch, IntelliRoute® TND™ 710 navigation unit for new truck production in January 2012. The in-dash units will include several customized screens as well as a listing of International Truck dealers and locations.
"Market research and direct feedback from our Customer Advisor Boards has consistently indicated that customers wanted a GPS option that was easy to use, durable, affordable, and which provided essential truck route specific mapping," said Steve Gilligan, Vice President, Product and Vocational Marketing, Navistar. "The Rand McNally unit met these requirements better than any of the other units that we have reviewed."
The custom version of the TND™ 710 will be available for new International trucks, Class 6 through 8: ProStar®+, LoneStar®, WorkStar®, and DuraStar®. The device also will be available for aftermarket installation at all International Truck dealer locations.
"We are very excited that International will offer the IntelliRoute® TND™ in-dash option in its trucks," said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. "Their decision is validation of the quality of our product. We have a long history with International and are looking forward to working with them on this new initiative."
Pana-Pacific, an established preferred integrator and engineering partner in the commercial vehicle market, worked with Navistar to integrate the TND™ 710 into International trucks. This engineering collaboration involved incorporating the navigation unit into the instrument panel, providing a seamless factory install, as well as an aftermarket installation kit for vehicles already in the field.
"We are pleased that Navistar has helped bring this in-dash navigation system to market," said John Trenberth, President of Pana-Pacific. "We believe this is a great benefit for Navistar's customers, improving safety and efficiency."
Rand McNally's IntelliRoute® TND™ device, which debuted two years ago, was the first navigation device built from the ground up for professional drivers. Today's IntelliRoute® TND line of truck GPS products provide:
- Truck-specific routing enhanced by Rand McNally's proprietary Truck Data.
- Driver-set timers to easily understand how many hours are left in the drivers' day or week. When the driver is nearing the end of day, he or she can search for the nearest truck stop, choosing from over 70 amenities available – making the overnight stop as efficient as possible.
- Maintenance reminders that can be set to remind drivers to service their trucks on a timely basis. A driver can search for the closest service areas along their route for planned or emergency service.
- Recording of miles by state or province. The driver can retain up to two years of data for fuel tax reporting and export the data to a spreadsheet on a personal computer.
- Commercial-grade address book, with the ability to organize thousands of addresses in user-defined groupings.
About Rand McNally – Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include: Road travel review site www.BestoftheRoad.com; Interactive travel referral service, www.Tripology.com; America's #1 Road Atlas; and TripMaker® RVND™ GPS for RVers; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and navigation devices; TruckPC and the TND™ 760 Fleet Edition mobile communication solutions for the transportation industry; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom. Consumers, businesses, truckers, and educators depend upon Rand McNally to help navigate today's world. www.RandMcNally.com
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About Navistar – Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
About Pana-Pacific – Our dedicated sales and engineering experts have worked side-by-side with Commercial Vehicle (CV) manufacturers for over 38 years, to develop and implement quality products for vehicles that live up to the required standards. Our customers have come to rely on us as the expert in the areas of mobile audio and entertainment, satellite radio, safety, navigation, video systems, communications, mobile appliances and more. Pana-Pacific has a systems-integration approach, which has positioned the company to offer world class products from global companies to the CV manufacturers as well as their dealers and other valued customers. With 14 original equipment (OE) manufacturers as customers Pana-Pacific provides services to approximately 2,200 OE dealers, over 35 OE part distribution centers and thousands of CV fleet companies. At any given time, you will find over 2,000 unique OEM part numbers in stock and available for shipment from our warehouse facility in Fresno, California. For more information, please visit www.panapacific.com.
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