TMW Systems releases two new programs aimed at improving small fleet efficiency

TMW Systems announced two new interactive programs Sunday during the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

TMW released TMW FleetCheck, which the company says is an affordable and user-friendly new maintenance management solution designed to enable smaller trucking fleets to increase efficiency, improve cost control and maintain DOT compliance. The system is designed to meet the needs of fleets that operate and maintain up to 150 pieces of equipment.

TMW FleetCheck provides a broad array of leading-edge capabilities, the company says, while enabling users to avoid the significant hardware and related investments often required by on-premise software.

“Many smaller fleets have found themselves priced out of the market for modern maintenance solutions designed to help drive efficiency, cost control and compliance. Whether the work is performed in their own shops or all outsourced, TMW FleetCheck levels the playing field by providing many of the same tools, reporting capabilities and other features that are helping larger fleets run smarter and more profitably,” says Renaldo Adler, principal, asset maintenance, fleets and service centers, TMW.

TMW FleetCheck enables users to integrate the management of multiple areas that impact operational efficiency and cost per mile: preventive maintenance schedules, fuel usage, and warranty recovery for fleets that outsource their maintenance, and parts inventory, labor tracking and more for fleets that own their own shops. Extensive reporting capabilities allow users to analyze and improve equipment and parts procurement, review technician performance, negotiate more competitive vendor pricing, and manage a full range of costs in real-time.

Scott Vanselous, executive vice president and general manager for asset management solutions, says the latest version of the company’s software will allow smaller fleets to take advantage of the services.

“We just couldn’t really offer a price point that worked for smaller fleets but this is designed to fit into that marketplace,” he says.

The solution also serves as an “extra hand” to help ensure that DOT registrations are renewed on time and inspections are completed on schedule, and that preventive maintenance and repairs flow through the shop in a manner that maximizes vehicle and bay productivity. The new solution’s cloud-based architecture eliminates the need for expensive on-premise hardware and other IT resources, and helps minimize implementation time.

In addition, TMW has introduced free online training – including video tutorials – to enable users to quickly become proficient with each FleetCheck feature. Users can also access the solution from any computer – at the office, home or other location – to monitor shop performance, enter and pay bills and run reports. TMW Systems also introduced a mobile app that enables trucking fleet maintenance and service center personnel to perform a variety of parts inventory management processes quickly and easily using their Android or iOS devices.

The new TMW Parts Room app is available for users of the company’s TMT Fleet Maintenance and TMT Service Center solutions, the company says. With the new Parts Room app, the parts manager or other employees can use their Android or iOS device to perform a complete physical inventory for the parts room, or narrow the list by bin, part number range or part type.

Several filters are available to further streamline the process, including the ability to scan only uncounted parts or parts that show a quantity variance. Users also can scan the part number for lookup in conjunction with an inventory adjustment.

“The goal is to allow them to do anything they need from a mobile app,” Adler says. “We are trying to build apps geared around the individuals, for example, everything that a mechanic would need they would have access to. The parts inventory people have access to what they need.”