FleetNet America — a third-party vehicle maintenance company that coordinates scheduled and nonscheduled service to truck fleets, owner-operators, original equipment truck manufacturers and aftermarket equipment providers — recently announced enhancements to its vendor invoice administration and customer reporting platforms.
The company says that in order to better serve its customers, it has fully expanded its usage of Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS). According to FleetNet America, this enhancement will allow it to apply costs to emergency roadside and preventive maintenance events more precisely across all vehicle types as its business continues to grow into new markets and vehicle types. Customers will benefit through more detailed analysis of their maintenance costs, which will give them more control over their expenses, the company says.
“VMRS is a coding standard maintained by The Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations,” says Oren Summer, president and chief executive officer of Cherryville, N.C.-based FleetNet America. “It is used to identify and track equipment and continuing maintenance costs, and these codes represent the maintenance standards for the transportation industry. It is most helpful to fleet managers who have the capability of establishing an electronic interface module with FleetNet to electronically feed their existing maintenance software. Essentially with this interface, all costs and control of same can be analyzed from a single database accessible to the fleet.”
Most major maintenance software firms are licensed to incorporate VMRS codes in their software, Summer says. “VMRS is the proven standard for fleet maintenance providers regardless of size or area of expertise,” he says.