Volvo Improves Uptime Services with Expanded Diagnostic Capabilities

Volvo Trucks North America has expanded its partnered services to maximize uptime by providing more detailed diagnostics on truck components, allowing customers to make more rapid repair decisions. Volvo's ASIST, a web-based service communication platform developed by Decisiv, now integrates with Truck Diagnostics System (TDS), a JPRO-based diagnostics software solution provided by Volvo partner Noregon Systems.

The integration of TDS and ASIST complements Volvo's Remote Diagnostics telematics-based proactive diagnostic and repair planning system, which also works through ASIST. Remote Diagnostics monitors in real time critical fault codes in the engine, aftertreatment system and the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, identifying necessary parts and providing repair instructions even before the truck arrives for service. Once at the dealership, TDS can also help diagnose all vendor components.

"We are committed to keeping customers' trucks moving, and doing so requires that we know as much about the trucks as possible as quickly as possible," said GÓ§ran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. "Along with our strong dealer network and dedicated aftermarket support team, the integration of TDS and ASIST will help our customers make better decisions regarding their trucks, drivers and loads."

The new integration speeds up check-in and inspection at dealerships. With TDS, the dealer service advisor can now perform a quick diagnosis letting the customer know whether the repair is basic or will require more extensive diagnostics and repair time. The quick diagnostics test opens a case in ASIST, allowing for streamlined communications and complete repair documentation. If a fault relates to an open Remote Diagnostics case in ASIST, the data from TDS automatically appends to it.

Volvo manages customer uptime though its Uptime Center, which consolidates under one roof the people and systems needed to monitor and respond to vehicle issues in real time, including 24/7 support through Volvo Action Service and ASIST experts.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 125 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 15 countries across the globe. In 2015 more than 113,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo's work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.

The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.