Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) developed the Custom Hardware and Electronics Configurator (CHEC) tool to streamline the vocational customization process.
The CHEC tool enables Truck Equipment Manufacturers (TEM) and dealers to easily view, edit, compare and update electrical configurations in Freightliner vocational trucks, reducing upfit time.
The software program empowers users to customize inputs and outputs and change parameters within their organization and within minutes. Users can create standard templates for their organization, enabling them to select a pre-existing configuration based on different applications or customers.
The CHEC tool also greatly increases customization possibilities, such as creating custom dash layouts in customer vehicles. It is a new way for TEMs and dealer partners to better serve vocational customers’ unique needs.
“Our vocational customers have specific and unique needs to meet the different requirements of their applications. It’s always our priority to evolve our offerings and develop new innovations that will help our customers and their businesses,” said Richard Saward, general manager, vocational sales for DTNA. “Our CHEC tool combines our extensive customization options with forward-thinking technology to deliver the right truck for the job, as quickly as possible.”
Additional CHEC tool features include:
- Make changes to entire fleets, or search for any vehicle in the system
- Configuration comparison of separate vehicles against each other or against the fleet.
- Vehicle-based views to see vehicle details, terminal availability and load capacity information, as well as circuit location information and a history of updates to the vehicle.
- Views of vehicle-specific switch and gauge information and how a dash was built at the factory.
The CHEC tool is currently available for Freightliner vocational truck models.
The first step for TEM or dealer partners is to get technicians signed up for CHEC tool training.