Visit Rush Truck Centers’ Booth #2506 at TMC

RushCare® Service Connect to be fully integrated with Cummins, Peterbilt

System further enhanced to include maintenance interval scheduling; demos available during TMC at Rush Truck Centers’ booth (#2506)

Nashville, Tennessee, February 24, 2017 — Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUSHA and RUSHB), which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced its RushCare Service Connect communications platform will be fully integrated with Cummins and with Peterbilt SmartLINQ in spring 2017.  RushCare Service Connect is the company’s state-of-the-art service communication and process management system that provides customers with an online on-demand, 360-degree view of the service process for vehicles in Rush Truck Centers’ service departments.

“Since launching RushCare Service Connect in 2016, we have focused on enhancing our communication with customers and offering fully transparent repair information,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Rush Enterprises, Inc.  “This upcoming integration with Cummins and Peterbilt SmartLINQ will be a continuation of our efforts to improve customer uptime and give customers 24/7 access to the information they need about their vehicles,” he said. 

When a Cummins customer is in need of repair work at a Rush Truck Centers location, RushCare Service Connect will automatically provide information to Cummins, expediting and facilitating Cummins support and engagement when necessary.  This will open communications with Cummins, the Rush Truck Centers service shop and the customer.  This integration allows all communication be captured and viewed in the Service Connect portal, so customers and service advisors alike can see the entire repair history associated with any vehicle in the system. 

The integration with Cummins will also help provide valuable information to the manufacturer.  “When a Rush Truck Centers service advisor opens a repair order within RushCare Service Connect for a Cummins customer and the issue is engine or aftertreatment related, Cummins will be automatically notified so they can track the issue,” explained Brian Mulshine, Director of Operations Technology and Innovation, Rush Enterprises, Inc.

Likewise, in 2017, Peterbilt will be expanding the SmartLINQ suite of connected technologies to include the new Service Management Platform.  SmartLINQ Remote Diagnostics was introduced in 2015 to connect all Class 8 vehicles to the cloud to provide industry-leading notifications on the performance of our trucks.  Now, SmartLINQ Service Management connects all Peterbilt dealers, providing an advanced customer communication and truck-down management system.  SmartLINQ Service Management will also soon be integrated with RushCare Service Connect to provide seamless after-sales support for all Rush Truck Centers’ customers, regardless of where their truck is being serviced.

RushCare Service Connect is already fully integrated with customers’ own or third-party service event management systems, including Decisiv and Navistar OnCommand Repair Advocate. “One of the most important aspects of RushCare Service Connect is that it can help organize our customers’ communications in a single place,” said Mulshine. “When our platform includes integration with Cummins, Peterbilt SmartLINQ as well as Decisiv and Navistar OnCommand Repair Advocate, customers can have a truly holistic view of their fleet in a single portal and importantly, be alerted to repair and maintenance needs and take action as needed,” he added.

Another system enhancement to RushCare Service Connect allows customers to track annual inspection and license plate expiration dates. Customers can filter information by upcoming due dates, currently due or past due, so they can easily take action on necessary items.  Additionally, customers can now add maintenance schedules for any of their vehicles in the system and instantly request a service appointment with a Rush Truck Centers location when necessary. The service advisor in the selected Rush Truck Centers location will be notified of the service request in real time and will be alerted to any maintenance that is due or past due. For added convenience, customers can add service intervals to several vehicles at once by grouping vehicles by type, manufacturer, model or other factors.  “We take pride in providing a platform that addresses specific needs of our customers and gives them not only information about their trucks in our service shops, but a snapshot of their entire fleet,” said Mulshine.

By using RushCare Service Connect, customers receive real-time repair updates about their vehicles, establish two-way communication with service representatives and have complete transparency regarding their vehicle status.  In the online portal, which is also available via tablet or mobile device, customers can request new service, review and approve repair orders quickly and easily and document all aspects of service events, anytime and anywhere.  Customers can add and receive attachments of estimates, POs, photos and forms online and receive email notifications of updates. For added convenience, customers have the ability to sort information within the platform so they can review the vehicles at each repair status level and expand for more detailed information.

RushCare Service Connect is fully integrated with the company’s own advanced telematics offering, powered by Geotab, the world’s largest provider of premium quality telematics hardware.  With this technology, customers receive real-time vehicle and driver risk alerts.  Robust reporting provides operators the data they need to analyze and improve fleet efficiency.

RushCare Service Connect Support packages include Fault Code Management, Repair Management and Total Management.  The RushCare Customer Support team also provides complimentary service scheduling, dealership location assistance, vehicle diagnostics, RushCare Rapid Parts support, emergency breakdown assistance and service issue resolution.  RushCare is available at 855-787-4223.

The system also incorporates the TMC Vehicle Maintenance Record Standards (VMRS) with visual indicators for easy identification by users.

Please visit Booth #2506 for additional information and a RushCare Service Connect demo.

RUSH TRUCK CENTERS FEATURES ITS ALL-MAKES TRUCK PARTS
CATALOG AT TMC

Nashville, Tennessee, February 24, 2017 — Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUSHA and RUSHB), which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has launched a new all-makes truck parts catalog to enhance the experience of its customers seeking parts for their heavy-duty truck needs. 

This 84-page resource features more than 6,500 popular all-makes trucks parts in a broad but user-friendly format, organized into 14 sections, covering:  brakes and wheel end; cab; chemicals and lubricants; drivetrain; electrical; engine; fifth wheels and landing gear; HVAC; lighting; safety; steering and suspension; technology; tools and shop supplies; and Rig Tough Truck Parts. 

“Rush Truck Centers is a leader in the all-makes truck parts business,” said W. M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, CEO and President of Rush Enterprises, Inc.  “This all-makes truck parts catalog is an extension of the parts, sales, service and technology we provide in our dealerships around the country, and another example of why we are a premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry,” he added.  “With our significant investment in all-makes truck parts inventory in stock across the country, we are positioned to rapidly fulfill our customers’ parts needs for virtually all makes and models of heavy-duty trucks, no matter the manufacturer or application,” he added. 

More than 50 of the industry’s largest and most-respected all-makes truck parts suppliers participated in the development of this catalog, allowing the company to provide a robust selection of genuine OEM replacement parts.  It includes convenient descriptions, application and dimensional information, full-color product images, tech and product and technical tips, extensive cross-references, a technology and fleet service section and an overview of Rush Truck Centers’ capabilities, to inform customers about the most innovative solutions available through the company’s nationwide network.  These features were developed to be beneficial to customers of all sizes and users in any role in their operations, no matter what their level of experience with purchasing parts.

“We are excited to launch this feature-rich all-makes truck parts catalog to customers, as we created it with their needs in mind,” said Michael J. McRoberts, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rush Enterprises, Inc.  “It includes the brands they know and trust and is an easy-to-use, functional resource for their truck parts needs,” he said.
The order process is fast and convenient as well.  “Customers can order from the catalog by contacting the RushCare Rapid Parts Call Center, where our knowledgeable parts professionals understand the importance of keeping trucks up and running and are standing by to assist with ordering from our extensive parts inventory around the country,” McRoberts said.

By visiting www.rushtruckcenters.com/all-makes, customers can view the catalog online or request a printed version be mailed to them.  Printed copies are also available by visiting any Rush Truck Centers location nationwide or contacting any of the company’s sales representatives.  A coupon for 10 percent off any product in the catalog is available by downloading the Rush Truck Centers mobile app.

Please visit the Rush Truck Centers booth (#2506) to receive your own printed copy of this catalog.

Rush Enterprises enhances telematics offering

System demos available during TMC at Rush Truck Centers’ booth (#2506)

Nashville, Tennessee, February 24, 2017 — Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUSHA and RUSHB), which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced several product enhancements with its premium telematics offering, including full integration with
RushCare® Service Connect, access to Geotab training and Marketplace, a soon-to-be introduced universal harness and reporting and logging capabilities.

Rush Truck Centers’ telematics offering is now fully integrated with RushCare Service Connect, a state-of-the-art service communication system that provides customers with two-way communications with service advisors and an online on-demand, transparent 360-degree view of the service process for vehicles in Rush Truck Centers’ service departments.

“Our customers are responding positively to our telematics platform and the benefits it provides their fleets,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Rush Enterprises, Inc.  “By integrating with RushCare Service Connect, our powerful telematics products give our customers the tools to not only monitor their fleet’s performance, but take action as needed to stay up and running,” Rush said.

Within RushCare Service Connect, telematics customers have visibility to all the Geotab faults on their fleet vehicles and can schedule service within the portal at the Rush Truck Centers service shop of their choice.  With our Fault Code Management Support package, our specialists at the RushCare Call Center can monitor those fault codes and alert customers immediately if there is an issue.

For added convenience to the customer, invoices, photos and other documents related to the repair history are also readily accessible in one place.  Geotab also feeds odometer readings to RushCare Service Connect, giving customers the opportunity to build their own preventative maintenance schedules with reminders and email notifications.

Rush Truck Centers’ telematics customers have access to robust reporting about any connected vehicle in their fleet.  “It’s beneficial to be able to track individual vehicles within your fleet and receive real-time alerts.  More importantly, you can review the data of your entire fleet to identify issues and their causes, so you can help prevent downtime,” explained Cindy Hunter, Technology Sales Director, Rush Enterprises, Inc.  “These technological enhancements are really changing the way fleets are managed today,” she added.

For additional product support, Rush Truck Centers’ telematics customers have full access to Geotab’s highly-trained support and training team via one-on-one sessions, group training, phone or live chat.  Customers also have access to the online Geotab marketplace, which offers integration with several other fleet management systems, including Cummins, Decisiv and Dossier Systems.  This marketplace is mobile-enabled, so drivers and fleet managers can access it from mobile device or tablet.

Currently in pilot, Geotab’s universal harness works to connect its telematics product to most every type of commercial truck vehicle on the market.  “Since this harness works on most trucks, it eliminates the need for special orders and makes it faster, easier and more economical for customers to receive their products or to move them to new vehicles when they update their fleet,” Hunter noted.

As fleet managers prepare for hours of service mandates to change later this year, Rush Truck Centers telematics monthly Pro Plan includes full electronic logs, which will be ready to comply with these new requirements.

Visit the Rush Truck Centers booth (#2506) during TMC for more information and a telematics systems demo.

MOMENTUM FUEL TECHNOLOGIES NOW OFFERING 175-GALLON BACK-OF-CAB SYSTEM

New configuration to be on display at TMC

Nashville, Tennessee, February 24, 2017 — Momentum Fuel Technologies is expanding its offerings to include a 175 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) back-of-cab system in its compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.

“Natural gas continues to be a popular choice for waste, transit and over-the-road customers,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Rush Enterprises, Inc.  “We remain committed to investing in technologies and supporting customers who choose to operate CNG-powered vehicles,” Rush said. 

The 175DGE back-of-cab system is the largest Momentum system to date.  “The larger capacity tank gives drivers even more time between fill-ups,” explained Mike Zimmerman, General Manager, Momentum Fuel Technologies.  “This is a major benefit for all drivers, but especially for over-the-road carriers putting in extensive miles,” he added.

This system mounts between factory cab extenders with neck-mounted cylinders for enhanced durability.  Its fuel management module (FMM) houses the electronics, fuel filter and fuel-fill receptacles and works in conjunction with the Rush Truck Centers’ telematics platform, allowing fleet managers to monitor usage and manage fuel consumption.

All Momentum products, including the 175DGE back-of-cab system, feature a fuel pressure regulator with a high-capacity filter manufactured by Parker, allowing the system to operate from 3600 pounds per square inch (PSI) when full to a minimum of 230 PSI.  Because of this best-in-class fuel pressure regulator, Momentum’s 175DGE system performs like a 185DGE fuel system (a 5.6% improvement in fuel utilization), allowing drivers to go even further on a tank of fuel.  The pressure regulator is designed to reduce leak points and weight, and the high-capacity filter is larger and designed to be serviced less frequently than competitive products.

The 175DGE back-of-cab system is currently in production and will be ready for delivery in spring 2017. 

Momentum Fuel Technologies offers the industry’s first complete CNG fuel system solution for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks, with support from design and manufacturing, to sales and ongoing service throughout the product life cycle.  The approach for this product line is based on innovative design, advanced safety features, installation expertise and the industry’s most comprehensive support network.

Momentum’s product line includes five other back-of-cab configurations (70DGE, 75DGE, 87DGE, 115DGE and 150DGE), three side-mount configurations (30DGE, 40DGE and 45DGE) and various roof-mount configurations that integrate with multiple body OEMs. The pressure regulator with high-capacity filter comes standard on all Momentum products. New and replacement parts for this system are manufactured in-house by Momentum Fuel Technologies, ensuring quality and improving speed to customers.  With safety in mind, all high-pressure fuel lines in Momentum systems are painted yellow, for easier identification by technicians.  Momentum products feature an enhanced pressure relief device (PRD) system with eight fast flow PRDs to allow rapid evacuation of CNG in case of emergency. 

Visit Booth 2506 at TMC to see the 175DGE back-of-cab system and to learn more about Momentum Fuel Technologies.

MOMENTUM FUEL TECHNOLOGIES’ INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM COMPLIANT WITH OBD2018

Latest product offering is on display at TMC

Nashville, Tennessee, February 24, 2017 — Momentum Fuel Technologies today announced its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks are already compliant with software requirements expected in 2018 (OBD2018) and able to integrate with Cummins ISL-G and ISX12G.  All Momentum fuel systems are also fully integrated with Rush Truck Centers’ telematics platform.

“Since our company began in 2015, Momentum’s CNG fuel systems have been utilizing the most advanced technologies and communication systems in CNG-powered vehicles,” said Mike Zimmerman, General Manager, Momentum Fuel Technologies.  “Momentum was the first CNG system manufacturer to integrate the J1939 communication system which connects a truck’s fuel system, fuel management module and engine.  In keeping with that approach, our integrated electronics communications system is already compliant with expected software requirement improvements,” Zimmerman said.

All Momentum CNG fuel systems are designed and built based on direct feedback from customers and close collaboration with Cummins.  “Our longstanding relationship with Cummins allowed us to develop our products in lock-step with the latest engine technologies,” said Zimmerman. Customer feedback

Momentum’s electronics package is fully integrated with the factory-installed in-dash fuel gauge and fuel pressure display and has been tested and verified for use on all U.S. truck OEM chassis makes/models with factory gauges and wiring.  “Based on our customer research, the most common customer concern is related to the accuracy of fuel levels within CNG fuel systems.  That is why we designed our system with temperature-compensated fuel levels displaying the most accurate fuel readings available, to reduce range anxiety and provide accurate “distance to empty” information, to give drivers the peace of mind they deserve,” said Zimmerman.

All systems include a fuel management module (FMM) which fully integrates with Rush Truck Centers’ telematics platform, allowing fleet managers to monitor their usage stats and better manage their fuel consumption.  The FMM houses the electronics, fuel filter and fuel-fill receptacles and is conveniently located where the driver fuels the truck.  Constructed of highly-durable aircraft aluminum with a powder-coated exterior finish and Huck-bolted access cover, the compact design incorporates Parker O-ring fittings, gauges, fill ports and valves with a simplified filter access through the bottom of the module.

Momentum’s product line includes six back-of-cab configurations (70DGE, 75DGE, 87DGE, 115DGE, 150DGE and the new 175DGE), three side-mount configurations (30DGE, 40DGE and 45DGE) and various roof-mount configurations that integrate with multiple OEM refuse bodies.

Momentum Fuel Technologies offers the industry’s first complete CNG fuel system solution for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks, with support from design and manufacturing, to sales and ongoing service throughout the product life cycle.  The approach for this product line is based on innovative design, advanced safety features, installation expertise and the industry’s most comprehensive support network.

Please visit Booth 2506 at TMC for additional information about Momentum Fuel Technologies.

About Momentum Fuel Technologies
Momentum Fuel Technologies, headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solution for Class 6-8 vehicles.  A division of Rush Enterprises, the company officially launched in 2015 and is a vertically-integrated provider of fuel system solutions, featuring state-of-the-art engineering, design and manufacturing processes, complete system installation capabilities, and the industry’s most comprehensive sales, service and support network.  For more information, please visit www.momentumfueltechnologies.com

About Rush Enterprises, Inc.
Rush Enterprises, Inc. is the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry.  The Company owns and operates Rush Truck Centers, the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States, with more than 100 dealership locations in 21 states. These vehicle centers, strategically located in high traffic areas on or near major highways throughout the United States, represent truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, Mitsubishi, IC Bus and Blue Bird.  They offer an integrated approach to meeting customer needs — from sales of new and used vehicles to aftermarket parts, service and body shop operations plus financing, insurance, leasing and rental.  Rush Enterprises’ operations also provide CNG fuel systems, telematics products and other vehicle technologies, as well as vehicle up-fitting, chrome accessories and tires.  For more information, please visit us at www.rushtruckcenters.com, www.rushenterprises.com and www.rushtruckcentersracing.com, on Twitter @rushtruckcenter and Facebook.com/rushtruckcenters

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