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You want certain specs and features, but what about thinking beyond the bells and whistles? Down the road, breakdowns are inevitable. You are going to want a rig that will keep you on the road as much as possible.

 Luckily, the industry is moving in the right direction, creating technology to limit down time. Peterbilt has lead the pack in this category by introducing SmartLinq.

Take a look at these two scenarios and you can choose which truck you would rather be in.



You’re driving down I-94 E towards Milwaukee with a full trailer, just 57 miles from your destination. Suddenly, you notice your check engine light come on. You aren’t sure of the severity, but you’re an optimist, so you ignore it. You tell yourself that you’ll make sure to stop after dropping off your cargo.  

Little did you know, it would be too late. The check engine light came on because your DPF had gone bad and your engine derates before you make it to your destination. Although JX Truck Center in Waukesha was along the way, you chose to risk it, and now you’re broken down waiting for that pricey tow truck.

Now that you’ve spent a few hundred on the tow, you arrive at JX Truck Center and find that you need a DPF regeneration. After these costs plus downtime, you are out a pretty penny.

How can you avoid this? Take a look at another scenario…



You’re driving down I-94 E towards Milwaukee with a full trailer, just 57 miles from your destination when you see the check engine light come on. Luckily, you have SmartLinq installed on your Peterbilt.

Using its analytical diagnostic program, SmartLinq sends a detailed report to you and your fleet manager. The report gives you a “red” color-coded status, symbolizing you need to stop right away. It then informs you of the three nearest Peterbilt dealers, from which you choose JX in Waukesha. 

We get you in, regenerate your sooty DPF, and get you back on the road ASAP. You’ve saved yourself hundreds of dollars, and hours of down time. 

At the end of the day, you just want a 40-ton vessel of steel reliability. With SmartLinq technology, you’ll be optimized for productivity, performance, and profitability.

Contact your nearest JX dealership to learn more about what we can offer you.


Author: Dan Tinder, Regional Sales Manager