Frost & Sullivan has given the Remote Diagnostics aftermarket service system from Volvo Trucks its 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance.

Remote Diagnostics is a standard feature on every Volvo-powered VN model highway truck. It helps maximize vehicle uptime through proactive diagnostic and repair planning assistance, Volvo said. The system provides analysis of diagnostics trouble codes.

“We’re proud to recognize Volvo Trucks as a leader in customer value enhancement,” said Kumar Saha, industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “Their comprehensive fleet diagnostic and maintenance solution takes the uncertainty out of remote diagnostics, thus ensuring that their customers have the correct solution to increase uptime. By effectively conjoining cutting-edge telematics technology and maintenance infrastructure, Volvo Trucks enables fleets to reduce their downtime, enhance their operational efficiencies and maximize their business potential.”

“Receiving this award is quite an honor and a testament to our focus on the entire Volvo ownership experience,” said David Pardue, Volvo Trucks vice president, aftermarket solutions. “Of course, our customers provide the ultimate validation, and we continue to receive excellent feedback about the functionality and value of our Remote Diagnostics aftermarket service.”

Remote Diagnostics is the first service being offered under the new Connected Vehicle Services category of the Volvo Trucks Support Services bundled aftermarket offering.

According to Volvo, the remote communication platform facilitates live dealer and customer communication through Volvo Action Service, Volvo’s 24/7 support team. Proactive diagnostics streamline service procedures with confirmation of parts on-hand before a truck arrives at a service location, increasing uptime.

Remote Diagnostics also provides service case communication and documentation among Volvo Action Service, dealers and customers through ASIST, Volvo’s web-based service management tool, which comes free of charge for two years with the purchase of all new Volvo trucks.