Networkcar, a provider of wireless vehicle management, announced Wednesday, Oct. 10, that it has partnered with Arsenault Associates to integrate engine diagnostic data into Arsenault Associates’ Dossier fleet maintenance software. Networkcar says its Networkfleet vehicle management system will enable Dossier users to automatically receive odometer readings, hourly meter readings and diagnostic trouble code notifications to automate the scheduling of preventative maintenance for fleet vehicles.
Networkfleet gives fleet managers the power to access near real-time information on virtually every aspect of fleet operations via the Internet, according to Networkcar; along with GPS location information, the Networkfleet in-vehicle device collects and seamlessly transmits patented engine diagnostic information directly from a vehicle’s engine computer.
Dossier software will integrate this diagnostic data collected by Networkfleet into its system to automate the control and administration of fleet maintenance management. Users will be able to schedule regular maintenance without having to manually check meter readings, Networkcar says; in addition, the system will receive notifications of diagnostic trouble codes for individual vehicles, which then can be compared to maintenance history and other vehicle information.
“By providing near real-time access to diagnostic information, Networkfleet makes it easier for fleet managers to proactively fix vehicle problems before they escalate into larger issues,” says Keith Schneider, president of San Diego-based Networkcar. “Our partnership with Arsenault Associates, a pioneer in fleet maintenance software, gives fleet managers more options for maintaining their most important assets — their vehicles.”
Arsenault Associates’ Dossier software is used to manage a variety of mobile and fixed assets that require periodic maintenance. Dossier is designed to help fleet managers track repairs, plan preventative maintenance and evaluate the cost of operating assets. The greater awareness Dossier provides allows managers to make changes that will reduce costs, reduce downtime, lower part inventories, extend equipment life, increase mechanic productivity and provide better control of vendors and drivers, Arsenault says.
“We are very excited to be a Networkfleet reseller and Networkcar solutions partner,” says Jack Boetefuer, president of Burlington, N.J.-based Arsenault Associates. “We pursued this partnership with Networkcar based on their reputation for customer satisfaction, ease of use, cost-effectiveness and growing customer base. We are confident that Dossier customers will embrace this new offering, as it will further automate and improve the scheduling of preventive maintenance, and provide increased visibility and better control over their fleet.”