Heavy Truck EDR Training
Bill Messerschmidt is the lead instructor for the course, “Preserving and Analyzing Information from Heavy Vehicle EDRs,” taught through the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS). The course focuses on the forensic use of Heavy Vehicle (HV) EDRs from numerous manufacturers. Learn more about the course.
Designed for law enforcement officers and engineers with experience in heavy vehicle and commercial vehicle crash reconstruction, the course emphasizes the importance of understanding the ECM and the various data it collects, as well as other sources of data and methods of data collection. Students learn about ECMs in order to develop a greater understanding of EDR data.
The HVEDR training combines classroom instruction with hands-on, lab-style instruction on how to access, capture, preserve, and validate data from Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) in late-model heavy truck engines, such as Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, and Mercedes. Students watch and perform downloads of actual ECMs and receive guidance and assistance as necessary.