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Welcome to The DL

Diesel Laptops founder and CEO, Tyler Robertson has just launched The DL, a brand new podcast series that delves into every aspect of the heavy truck industry. The podcast series tackles a variety of subjects from diagnostic tools and repair...

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Tool Time Webinar Wrap Up

Shopping for a new diagnostic tool can be a daunting task with all the options out on the market these days. In this blog post, we’ll be giving you the pros and cons of all your choices from Bluetooth readers...

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Truck Industry Acronyms Explained

With so many acronyms, it is nearly impossible to know them all. In this blog post, the team at Diesel Laptops has compiled a list of more than 900 industry acronyms that should help eliminate any confusion going forward no matter what type of heavy truck document you are reading.
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The Story of TruckTractorTrailer

In an age where consumers shop for almost anything online, TruckTractorTrailer.com (TTT) was created with the idea that there had to be a better way to buy and sell used trucks, tractors, and trailers. With a menu of services at...

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Bendix Wingman Collision Mitigation Systems

Currently the most popular collision mitigation system on todays commercial trucks is made by Bendix. They make three different systems, depending on the needs of the truck owner. These are called Wingman ACB, Wingman Advanced, and Wingman Fusion. The Wingman...

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PACCAR MX Engine Diagnostic Options

PACCAR sells the PACCAR MX and the PACCAR PX engines. The PX engines are rebranded Cummins engines, and this blog post will focus on the PACCAR MX engines. At the ECM level, the PACCAR MX engines can be broken down...

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Troubleshooting J1708 Connections

If you aren’t familiar with truck datalinks, we suggest you read our post regarding the Introduction to Truck Datalinks. In this post, we are going to get more in-depth on the J1708 datalink, also referred to as J1587. This is...

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Cat D6 Dozer Diagnostics Using TEXA Off-Highway

TEXA’s software is widely known for its ability to diagnose commercial trucks. They have continued to develop their software and now offer one of the only after-market off-highway diagnostic solutions for construction, agriculture and industrial equipment. The bi-directional controls and...

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Meritor WABCO OnGuard Systems Explained

WABCO first introduced the OnGuard system to the commercial truck industry in 2008. The OnGuard is a Collision Mitigation System (CMS) that provided a variety of functions that help commercial trucks and buses avoid accidents. This is done through Forward...

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