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The three reasons you should be using VMRS

Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

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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:

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  • Three-digit codes provide a high level view into an issue, such as which system is affected.
  • Six-digit codes include the major components within the system.
  • Nine-digit codes identify specific parts and their location on a vehicle.

If you’re just getting started, stick with three digits. It’s best to start small and once shop managers and technicians have a solid grasp on three digit entry, then move up to six and then nine. To learn more about VMRS and why you should be using it, watch the video above.

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