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Diesel Decoder Interview With Trucking Expert Max Goulet

Max Goulet runs the regular feature La Minute à Max (Max’s Minute). In it, he explores ways to repair and replace broken HD truck parts and interviews industry experts on new product releases. In his latest video, Max interviewed Roadwarrior’s Sales Director Dave Jerman about our new fault code diagnostic tool! The Diesel Decoder is a Bluetooth-enabled scan tool that displays DTC fault codes and useful truck data through an app on your phone.

What is La Minute à Max?

La Minute à Max is part of the HD trucking YouTube channel Juste Des Pièces. The channel was created by Réseau Dynamique—a well-established truck dealer network based in Quebec, Canada. With 9 dealers and 9 associates across Quebec, Réseau Dynamique prides itself on its expertise in the trucking sphere.

What Is the Interview About?

Max opens the interview in French, but switches to English 41 seconds in when Roadwarrior’s Dave Jerman joins him. The interview covers how the Diesel Decoder works: you just plug it into your 9-pin or OBD connector port, open the app and then connect via Bluetooth. Dave also describes the Diesel Decoder’s primary purpose: to help drivers ‘fix their trucks right the first time’ by identifying exactly what is wrong with them. After this, he explains the other data the decoder’s software can scan for: DTC codes, vehicle information, component data, trip data, FMI and SPN parameter numbers and more.

During the interview, Max asks key questions about the Diesel Decoder, like:

  • Is it easy to understand?
  • What kind of truck performance data can the decoder software give you?
  • Can you access data on hard braking and fuel economy?
  • Does the Diesel Decoder work with a standard 9-pin and an OBD2 connector?

In the interview, Max also covers topics like the difference between the free software features and the premium paid option. The goal is to answer questions that an owner-operator, fleet manager, or even small-scale mechanic shop would have.

What is the link with Diesel Laptops?

Roadwarrior developed the Diesel Decoder in conjunction with Diesel Laptops. Our scan tool connects to a Diesel Laptops app on your phone or laptop called the Diesel Repair Platform. The app displays DTC fault codes, identifies their meanings, and provides repair advice. Diesel Laptops is a well-established supplier of diagnostic tools, expert training for diesel technicians, and repair advice. They are also North America’s largest distributor of diagnostic equipment from companies like TEXA, NEXIQ, Cojali and more.

Image of a Roadwarrior Diesel Decoder and a 9-pin to OBDII adapter.
The scan tool is on the left and the 9-pin to OBD2 adapter is on the right

Thank you to Max Goulet for including the Diesel Decoder on La Minute à Max! You can find out more about the Diesel Decoder on the Roadwarrior website. You can also learn more about DTC scan tools and truck code readers in our blog.

Better Coating, Better Performance.

Roadwarrior is the only manufacturer to use Metalcor® catalyst technology across its entire range of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) and Selective Catalytic Reduction catalysts (SCRs). Metalcor® catalysts feature high activity catalyst coatings fused to thinner, stronger, catalyst substrates to guarantee maximum performance under the harshest conditions.

Metalcor® catalyst coatings are designed and produced in our own labs. We then inspect each unit to ensure you get more fuel efficiency, lower consumption of DEF, and long term performance from your heavy duty engine!


Roadwarrior Has You Covered!

All Roadwarrior emissions parts carry a full value 12 month warranty.

LightningVolt lithium batteries carry a full value 30 month warranty.

To make the process hassle-free, our parts have a metal nameplate with the serial number, so even after 500,000 miles of service, it’s still easy to identify. This avoids the common problem of serial numbers printed on stickers that burn off after the first start-up, making them impossible to return. Our failsafe system allows us to work in your interests, honouring claims for on-road and off-road replacements, and giving you peace of mind.

And since Roadwarrior parts are designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications, you can rest easy knowing our direct fit parts will take the problems out of your aftertreatment without interfering with your OEM warranty.

Next Day Is Nice, Same Day is Better!​

A faulty emissions control system can cost you thousands in wasted man-hours as your heavy equipment sits in the shop awaiting a new part. Whether it’s a truck behind on orders, a bus that can’t take passengers, or heavy machinery delaying construction deadlines, Roadwarrior can get you moving again! 

Roadwarrior has twelve warehouses across the U.S.A. and Canada, which can deliver the most popular aftertreatment parts in 1-2 days. With over 1,000 DPFs, DOCs and SCRs on offer, Roadwarrior offers the largest aftertreatment catalogue.

*LightningVolt lithium batteries ship directly from Roadwarrior in Ontario, to ALL 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii within 2-4 days.