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Frequently-Asked Questions

What are the system requirements?
Can I use TruckFinder on a network?
How much does technical support cost?

Is the vehicle data current?
What vehicle data is included?
Can I add ancillaries (cranes, fridge units, taillifts, rams) to a vehicle?
What about trailers?
Can I import my own CAD drawings for special ancillaries and body styles?
Can I change a wheelbase dimension?
Can I add non-standard gearboxes, axles and tyres?
What about adding an axle?
Can I configure pallets and show the loading?
Can I put a logo or text on a vehicle?
Can I incorporate the TruckFinder output into a presentation?

Is this a new product?
Who uses the software?
Can I have an evaluation copy of the software?
What are the system requirements?  TruckFinder requires 256mb memory (1gb recommended) and about 50mb hard disk space. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Win8; Server 2003 and later. 

Can I use TruckFinder on a network?

Yes, most popular networks are supported.


How much does technical support cost?


Telephone and email Technical Support is available Monday through Friday at no cost. 


Is the vehicle data current?


Yes. We have excellent relations with all the European manufacturers, who supply us with their latest vehicle data. You will receive a complete update on CD-ROM every quarter (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct), and can also collect more frequent updates from the Download page.


What vehicle data is included?


TruckFinder contains weight and dimensional data for all types of commercial vehicles, from 2.8t to 32t GVW (44t GTW), for the manufacturers shown on the Catalog page.


Can I add ancillaries (cranes, fridge units, taillifts, rams) to a vehicle?


A comprehensive library of ancillaries is included with the program, and more are being added all the time. You can also design, draw and import your own, and add them to the  database.


What about trailers?


All common types of drawbar and semi-trailers are included, you can add your own graphics for special types.  


Can I import my own CAD drawings for special ancillaries and body styles?


Yes, an "import" function is available for using your own DXF drawings.


Can I change a wheelbase dimension?


Yes, either by choosing a standard wheelbase from the manufacturer's list or by entering your own value. The same applies to rear overhangs.


Can I add non-standard gearboxes, axles and tyres?


Yes, there is a facility to create all of these and implement them on your vehicle.


What about adding an axle?


You can easily add a 3rd axle to a two-axle vehicle, specifying kerb and plated weights plus bogie spread. The axle can be configured as push or tag, fixed or lifting.


Can I configure pallets and show the loading?


The Pallet Loading module will not only show weight distribution, but can also suggest loading sequences. You can drag and drop pallets to dynamically re-calculate weight distribution.


Can I put a logo or text on a vehicle?


Text and bitmap logos can easily be added to a vehicle in the program, and can be stretched and moved.


Can I incorporate the
TruckFinder output into a presentation?


You can capture a
TruckFinder screen and paste it into most other Windows programs as a bitmap, or print directly from the software to produce professional-quality presentations. There is also free third-party software to generate PDF documents for email. 

Is this a new product?


Not at all. It has evolved over a period of over 30 years, and has been steadily improved and enhanced to result in today's version. (The original version pre-dates the PC.) 



Who uses the software?


In addition to many of the manufacturers themselves,
TruckFinder customers include bodybuilders, dealers and fleet managers. 


Can I have an evaluation copy of the software? 



A one-month, full-featured and unrestricted evaluation is available. 
(Or ask one of your competitors for a demonstration!)