Detailing heavy-duty truck diagnostics solutions

Seth Skydel covers multiple scan tools provided by different companies.

A range of scan tools from manufacturers are available for all types of commercial vehicles. Information on additional offerings can be found on each company’s website.



As part of Autel’s MaxiSys family, the MaxiSys CV is a comprehensive diagnostic solution for virtually all commercial vehicles made in North America. Offering advanced features and ease of use, MaxiSys CV is designed for fleet and independent repair shops seeking a single scan tool for all their heavy-duty vehicle diagnostic needs.


The Noregon JPro Professional in-shop diagnostic tool connects to and reads results of an entire vehicle’s systems on all makes and models of Class 3 to 8 commercial vehicles, providing detailed component information and enhanced fault code descriptions. Loaded with bi-directional capabilities, JPRO covers over 99% of all heavy-duty truck DTCs through 2018, and records data for playback or reports.


Bosch recently announced updates for its ADS diagnostic scan tools that improve aftermarket coverage, diagnostic scan speed, service and repair information and security requirements. The newest software for its ADS 325 and ADS 625 tools introduces faster scanning capabilities, including Quick-Scan full system DTC scans in an average of under 60 seconds.

CanDo International

The CanDo HD Pro II allows a technician to properly diagnose heavy-duty vehicles without the need for other scan tools or OEM specific software. Capabilities include: OEM-level regenerations, cylinder cutout, injector programming, DPF activation, regeneration and reset, reset parameters, DPF/NOX reset, SCR/DEF coverage, service resets and more for Class 4 to 8 trucks.

Launch Tech USA

The Launch Tech Heavy Duty Truck Add-On Module for shops that work on Class 4 through 8 trucks turns existing Launch Pad II devices into full function heavy-duty truck scan tools. The Launch Pad II unit communicates via Bluetooth or can be hardwired to a vehicle with 12- or 24-volt systems. The module supports component replacement, cylinder compression tests, injector cut out tests and DPF regeneration, and works on various systems on vehicles and components from a range of manufacturers.