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Heavy Vehicle Electronic Control Module Data Use in Crash Reconstruction   


This course will assist you with the forensic collection and analysis of event data that is available in Heavy Vehicle Electronic Control Modules (HVECM), also referred to as Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (HVEDR).

During the training, you will learn how to analyze the data that is imaged from an HVECM and then apply the information to your investigation. We will explain the data that is available and can be imaged from commercial vehicles and conduct a detailed discussion of the various reports obtainable from Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mack/Volvo, International and other manufacturers.

Finally, we will image available vehicles and show you how to use and reconcile HVECM data with other methods of reconstruction analysis as well as examine and analyze the data to determine its validity.

Topics Include

  • Accessing and imaging data using the recommended hardware and software
  • Latest HVECM devices and available data, including but not limited to:
    • Detroit Diesel
    • Mercedes-Benz
    • Cummins
    • Caterpillar
  • ABS, GPS and collision avoidance systems
  • Determining the validity and reliability of HVECM data
  • Applying the data to your investigation
  • Reconciling data with other reconstruction analysis


Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, insurance fraud special investigators and claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, collision animation and simulation graphics users

Course Length

40 hours


You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course, its equivalent, or have prior approval of the instructor.

What to Bring


  • Work clothes for outside activities (including inclement weather)


  • Laptop computer with administrative privileges

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Heavy Vehicle Electronic Control Module Data Use in Crash Reconstruction course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.

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What Are Students Are Sarying

  • “Excellent hands-on training, knowledgeable instructors.” - T.B. Consultant
  • “Instructors were very knowledgeable and very helpful in explaining techniques and sharing past experiences. The hands-on practical exercises were very beneficial.” - Ofc. J.M.
  • “Awesome course! Very informative, filled a lot of gaps in my knowledge.” - A.T. M.E.
  • “Instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable about the information given they even go into further depth about CMV brakes and working parts.” - Sgt. S.W.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.



Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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