Diagnostic tools: All makes vs. proprietary

Diagnostic tools: All makes vs. proprietary

Some believe the industry will never see just one tool

Maintenance in the trucking industry used to be a relatively simple discipline, one based on mechanical know-how married to manual dexterity for turning wrenches and replacing components.  But with the continuing integration of electronics to control and optimize everything from fuel economy to driver comforts, computer-based diagnostics have become de rigueur within the industry to the point where the job title “mechanic” is rapidly being replaced by “technician”

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