Noregon Systems has launched a new Truck Check Up (TCU) vehicle health station.
TCU is an interactive vehicle health station located at diesel fuel islands. It is designed for use in heavy-duty trucks (Class 7-8). While fueling, drivers simply connect a cable to their truck’s diagnostic port to start the scanning process and follow on-screen prompts, the company says.
In just under one minute, Noregon says TCU scans an entire tractor/trailer for diagnostic fault code information and provides drivers with a comprehensive vehicle health report. Following the scan, drivers are immediately provided with an on-screen summary of the information found. A detailed, printed report can be purchased from the fuel or service desk. Report results can range from no issues found to critical issues found (such as engine or ABS problems), Noregon says.
“Our studies show that seventy percent of the class 8 trucks passing through a fuel lane have diagnostic-related issues and many of those issues require immediate action,” says Greg Reimmuth, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Noregon. “TCU is a very unique solution. First, it uses the core technology in our leading JPRO Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics software to read and translate the vehicle’s diagnostic information. Then it uses newly developed Noregon Fault Guidance to assign a severity level to the fault information and provide a recommended action.
“So the vehicle health report is actually useful information versus just a bunch of data. The driver can take the report to a repair facility, show them exactly what the issues are, for the entire tractor and trailer, and get the service needed to get back on the road and stay on the road.”