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Cat bolsters Pocket Tech, adds functionality

PEORIA, Ill. -- Since its introduction last spring, Caterpillar's Pocket Technician has helped drivers improve truc...


PEORIA, Ill. — Since its introduction last spring, Caterpillar’s Pocket Technician has helped drivers improve truck performance; now it offers even more functionality for fleet managers.

Fleets can monitoring truck engine functions and driving style with the handheld gewgaw and more, with the release of a specialized fleet edition allowing the fleet manager to set more than 50 truck engine parameters for maximum efficiency.

Pocket Technician is a Palm-based tool offering drivers and fleet managers advanced Cat diagnostics and electronic capabilities through the convenience and affordability of a Palm device. The original edition — the Driver Edition — gave drivers increased diagnostic capabilities and improved ability to manage truck operation. The new Fleet Edition includes the same features as the original, but also offers “read-and-change” capability on 54 engine parameters.

“The Pocket Technician Fleet Edition is designed to manage a fleet of trucks, and save the engine information to a computer,” says Steve Brown, sales development manager, Cat On-Highway Engine Division. “It allows the fleet manager to save trip data, view diagnostic information, and achieve maximum fuel mileage by setting specific engine parameters.”

More information is available at http://www.cat.com.


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