Proper maintenance of heavy vehicles like trucks and construction equipment was centered around the engine and mechanical systems for decades. This principle was significantly changed with introduction of many electronic systems that serve to optimize the performance and to make the vehicle and its operation safe. This also means that technicians maintaining fleets need to be able to troubleshoot and fix such advance systems. This task is often quite complicated, and can only be done by eliminating possible troublesome components one at the time.
- Although a flashing dashboard light clearly means danger, the complex nature of today’s trucks means that a number of different safety checks could be at risk.
- Sometimes a particular component has crashed and needs replacing. But, whatever the case, a systemic diagnosis with a software tool is a good way to go to ensure the right steps are taken.
- Debris could be the obstructive cause of the problem. Or, there could be blown fuses, or frayed wires.
“If this initial approach comes up empty and it looks like the problem is something a bit deeper, then having the right tools and the know-how to use them is the key to getting trucks back on the road and in good working order as quickly as possible.”