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FleetPal Is Built Better: VMRS Codes are the Foundation

FleetPal Is Built Solid on a VMRS Foundation. 
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The Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) have been around since the 1970s. With the emergence of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) in the 1990s, VMRS came to serve as a “universal language” that allowed different parts of the trucking industry to simplify, clarify, and unify the way they shared information.

What can VMRS do for you?

VMRS code structure was created to serve the entire industry—from maintenance technicians on the shop floor and drivers on the road to fleet managers, executives, accountants, OEMs, and industry suppliers. The system has something to offer at each level. The question, then, is what do you need it to do for you?

VMRS has become an essential part of how fleets, OEMs, and industry suppliers conduct business. It plays a big role in how the industry makes decisions and tracks results—chances are good that you’re already benefitting. The more you know about VMRS, the more you can make it do. That makes VMRS the perfect foundation for client-focused software solutions for the commercial trucking industry.

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What Are VMRS Codes?

Over 50 years ago, the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations (ATA) started working on a way to manage all of the parts and labor that go into:

  • Building
  • Operating
  • AND
  • Maintaining

Heavy-duty equipment used by the commercial trucking industry.

The TMC of ATA developed a 9-digit code system that classified parts and labor by unique systems, assemblies, and components that make up the complex machines we rely on to get our jobs done. When computers – and then the internet – became part of the day-to-day routine of getting business done, the VMRS codes were ready, willing, and able to provide a common language for the industry.

There’s no better way to keep track of the components, consumables, and caretaking that your team puts into keeping the fleet rolling.

What Can VMRS Codes Do For Your Fleet?

The VMRS code structure provides a solid foundation for preventive maintenance plans. FleetPal uses the VMRS codes to guide the process of building templates to bring each asset in your fleet into the system along with its specific maintenance demands. The same foundation makes building templates for inspections and processes for reporting, tracking, and resolving issues simple and seamless.

Making deals with repair shops to get issues resolved can be complicated by miscommunication but FleetPal and VMRS codes make that a thing of the past. Tracking results and building reports that let you monitor your fleet’s progress over time is easier to do when every component and labor hour is coded in a common language.

The VMRS codes give your preventive maintenance plan both structure and flexibility so that your fleet knows where it’s headed and has the power to choose the route.

a computer with a message on it about a specific truck part
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Get the Power of VMRS Codes for Your Preventive Maintenance Plan

If your fleet has been getting by without fleet maintenance software that delivers the power of VMRS codes to your preventive maintenance plan, ask yourself: Could you be doing better?

Until now, the only way to get the VMRS code structure from preventive maintenance management software has been through a high-priced fleet management software bundle. FleetPal thinks that small- and mid-sized fleets deserve big-time solutions too! So, we built maintenance software tools that deliver premium results for an investment that fits your budget.

To find out how VMRS codes can make your preventive maintenance plan do more even while it frees you to do less and focus on your fleet’s big picture—give us a call or schedule a demonstration with one of our product specialists.