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Five truck trend takeaways from October

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Electric trucks could change service shop operations Electric trucks are coming and reduced maintenance is potentially coming along with

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Inside the magic of automatic VMRS Encoding

The magic of VMRS is that it organizes your truck service events into uniform data that can be analyzed and used to bring down repair costs. The catch is that it’s complicated. Enter Decisiv’s VMRS Encoding wizardry. On a high level: when service information is recorded at the dealer and routes through the Decisiv platform

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The value of VMRS in your shop

It’s important to have everyone involved in the truck repair process speaking the same language. This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to overlook how much time is saved when there is consistency across your fleet, your service providers and even the OEMs. It’s for this exact reason that the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC)

Decisiv announces automated VMRS encoding

Decisiv Inc., a provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions, announced a new VMRS encoding for fleets solution. VMRS encoding analyzes individual service operations using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret information captured during the creation of a repair order and assigns appropriate VMRS codes to completed operations. Encoding takes place independently

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Mitchell 1 adds VMRS Codes to TruckSeries truck repair software

Mitchell 1 has added Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) codes to its TruckSeries suite of truck repair software solutions, the company announced during a press conference at the TMC 2021 fall meeting. Repair facilities using the Quotes Module in TruckSeries will be able to map labor jobs to VMRS codes, giving the vehicle owner a

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Decisiv, TMC: Costs for maintenance and repair rise in first half of 2021

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and Decisiv Inc., reported during TMC’s Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, that costs for parts and labor for repairs rose over the first six months of the year. According to the Decisiv and TMC North American Service Event Benchmark Report, labor costs for repair and maintenance increased

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Mitchell 1 TruckSeries truck repair software adds VMRS codes

Mitchell 1 has added Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) codes to its TruckSeries suite of truck repair software solutions for Class 4 to 8 trucks. Mitchell 1 says that repair facilities using the Quotes Module in TruckSeries will be able to easily map labor jobs to VMRS codes, giving the vehicle owner a clear and consistent record of

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The three reasons you should be using VMRS

The Vehicle Maintenance Report Standards (VMRS) was established by the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations (ATA) back in 1970. It created a standardized method for recording truck service information, and it comes in three flavors: Three-digit codes provide a high level view into an issue, such as which system is affected. Six-digit

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VMRS-based service data to be integrated into Decisiv Marketplace

Decisiv, Inc. has announced that VMRS Group Level parts and labor cost reports will be presented monthly in the recently expanded Decisiv Marketplace. Decisiv’s VMRS Group Level reporting incorporates data on maintenance and repairs at dealer service centers and fleet shops across North America. It represents the first time that VMRS service cost reporting is

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FleetNet, TMC detail roadside truck repair benchmarking study

At TMC’s Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council and FleetNet announced the results of its Vertical Benchmarking Program, which presents a summary of roadside repairs experienced by truckload carriers. “Our goal is the help our members–TMC participants–drive their costs down,” explained Jim Buell, executive vice president of sales and marketing for

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Keeping up with the truck maintenance process: Inside the new VMRS Code Key 24

The ATA Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC)’s Vehicle Maintenance Report Standards (VMRS) program was started in 1970 with the goal of developing a standard method of communication for everyone involved in the truck maintenance process, from fleets to repair shops to OEMs. Recently, the VMRS Codes Committee determined that VMRS needed more flexibility to describe

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