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Summit Materials deploys TMT mobility app for maintenance

TMW Systems shared news of customer Summit Materials’ use the TMT mobility app, Mobile Mechanic Workstation.

Summit Materials is a supplier of aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete and asphalt in the U.S. and Canada. Operating from 57 maintenance facilities across North America, Summit Materials implemented the TMT Fleet Maintenance system to centralize and streamline in-house maintenance and repair operations.

For the past year, the company has used the mobility app at 35 of those locations for real-time management of remote service activity.

“We have remote mechanics with service trucks and field mechanics that work on-site,” said Michael Coxie, business systems analyst at Summit Materials. “With TMT Mobile Mechanic Workstation we can load repair order and asset data on tablets and our mechanics working remotely can track labor and parts usage in real time, open new repair orders and forward accurate information to TMT Fleet Maintenance.

“In locations where there is no cell service or Internet access, the mobile app stores the data until it can be synced with the software at one of our maintenance facilities,” he added.

One of the reasons Summit Materials chose TMT Fleet Maintenance, Coxie explained, was TMW’s development of a mobile app for remote mechanics. “Having access to data off-site and the ability to automatically import information from remote service and repair activity were among the criteria we established when we started looking into maintenance software,” he related. “TMT Mobile Mechanic Workstation meets those needs very effectively.”

The mobile app enables remote access to information, accurately capturing and storing complete, date- and time-stamped data in real time, and eliminates the need for manual data entry that relies on a mechanic’s memory or handwritten notes.

“We were the first company to use TMT Mobile Mechanic Workstation so we had the opportunity to work closely with TMW Systems to test the mobile app and provide feedback,” said Coxie. “The mobile app provides a more streamlined and effective use of TMW’s TMT Fleet Maintenance software throughout our entire existing operation, and at new companies we are acquiring.”

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.