Arsenault partners with Networkcar for automatic fleet data import

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Arsenault Associates, a provider of fleet maintenance management software solutions, announced Monday, Nov. 5, that it has partnered with Networkcar, a provider of wireless vehicle management, to bring vehicle data to Arsenault’s Dossier system automatically and wirelessly.

Arsenault Associates develops, distributes and supports Dossier fleet maintenance management software. Networkcar provides Networkfleet, a vehicle management and wireless communication system. The companies say Dossier and Networkfleet are being integrated to automatically transfer odometer readings and diagnostic trouble codes to enhance the scheduling of preventative maintenance and eliminate data entry.

Networkfleet is designed to give fleet managers the power to access near real-time information on virtually every aspect of fleet operations via the Internet. Along with GPS location information, the Networkfleet in-vehicle device also collects diagnostic information and meter readings.

Dossier will integrate the diagnostic information and meter readings collected by Networkfleet to facilitate automated control and administration of fleet maintenance management. Preventive maintenance events will be triggered without having to manually gather or check meter readings, Arsenault says, and diagnostic trouble codes will be provided in near real time, enabling fleet managers to make appropriate corrective actions before a minor problem turns into a major one.

“We pursued this partnership with Networkcar based on their reputation for customer satisfaction, ease of use, cost-effectiveness and growing customer base,” says Jack Boetefuer, president of Burlington, N.J.-based Arsenault Associates. “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. The business benefits are clear — reduction in cost of ownership, improved safety, reliability, availability and efficiency, among others. We are very excited to be a Networkfleet reseller and solutions partner. They have a great offering, and this program allows us to offer one-stop shopping and an integrated solution to our customers.”

Arsenault Associates’ Dossier software is designed to manage a variety of mobile and fixed assets that require periodic maintenance. Dossier helps fleet managers track repairs, plan preventative maintenance and evaluate the cost of operating assets. This greater awareness 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.

“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, will provide fleet managers more and better information on their fleet and improved options for maintaining their most important assets — their vehicles.”