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Welcome

2019 Fleet Maintenance
Heavy Duty Diagnostics Study

4 Welcome

In which of the
following areas do
you get the most
help from vehicle
and component
manufacturers?

6 Diagnostic
tool usage

31%
Repair

27%

Warranty

24%

Diagnostics

14%

Maintenance

1%

Operations

0%
Safety

4%
Other

4

By Fleet Maintenance staff

NOT ONLY DO TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS CONTINUE
with vehicles, but also with the tools used to help diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair these vehicles. The importance of having
a thorough and standardized diagnostic program with comprehensive tools is critical to quickly and accurately diagnose
vehicle issues.
The results of the 2019 Fleet Maintenance Heavy Duty Diagnostics Study are designed to provide fleets and heavy duty repair
shops with insights on the state of current product adoption, and
pain points where tools and processes may be improved.
All respondents to this survey indicated they use diagnostic
tools to work on heavy duty vehicles.
This general report provides an overview of current diagnostic tool usage, as well as current and desired scan tool functionality, among fleets.
Highlights
Below are some of the biggest takeaways from the recent study
conducted by Fleet Maintenance:
* Of the individuals surveyed, 91 percent indicate they
approve, recommend, or specify heavy duty diagnostic tools
for their fleet.
* Nearly two-thirds of respondents prefer using a software-based diagnostic platform run on a shop computer or
tablet, compared to a standalone, handheld scan tool
(36 percent).
* Respondents utilize both OE and aftermarket scan tools.
» Two-thirds of respondents use OE scan tools in some
capacity.
» Nearly half use both OE and aftermarket scan tools
* When it comes to diagnostic tool usage, respondents indicated
the top three reasons for using scan tools currently include:
» Access to troubleshooting procedures
» Checking parameter identification numbers (PIDs)
» Resetting calibration parameters on various electronic
systems
* While vehicles continue to become more advanced, some scan
tool functionalities have lagged behind, according to respondents. The top three areas where respondents would like to
see improvement in diagnostic tool functionality include:
» Troubleshooting electrical problems
» Bidirectional tests and functionality
» Coverage of OE vehicles and components
* Nearly half of respondents said having a single tool and
subscription to diagnose all vehicles serviced remains their
biggest challenge.

| Heavy Duty Diagnostics | OCTOBER 2019

An introduction to the Heavy Duty
Diagnostics Study, brought to you
by Fleet Maintenance magazine.

» Tools in the shop
» OE diagnostics

10 Diagnostic tool
functionality
» Diagnostics challenges
» Support and training
» Desired functions

18 Participant
details
» Purchase authority
» Demographics

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Are all systems secure?
Cover Story: Connecting to the future
Vehicles: Engine trends impacting performance and fuel efficiency
In the Bay: Understanding tire pressure monitoring and management systems
Shop Operations: How fleets can benefit from RCM
Management: Are you a good global citizen?
Economic Outlook: WDTKAWDTKI?
Powertrain: What are fault code action plans, and how can they help improve the vehicle diagnostic process?
Braking & Collision Avoidance: How will electric vehicles impact commercial truck braking systems?
Fleet Parts & Components
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Are you a good global citizen?
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