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ATA, state trucking groups provide VMRS products

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and state trucking associations participating in ATA Business Solutions are now the exclusive providers of ATA’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) 2000 products.

VMRS, developed by the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), is the universal language of maintenance reporting—the vital link between the shop floor and management. It creates a single process to:

•Document when, why, and how maintenance is performed on equipment.

•Improve equipment and parts inventory control.

•Identify system, component, and labor expenditures.

•Help control costs and create greater efficiency among various shop locations.

•Manage a wide variety of equipment, including trucks of all types, cars, buses, vans, and construction equipment.

VMRS is continually updated as new technologies and components are introduced, and is available for use in either paper or electronic format. It provides a logical, easy-to-use language that ties together all the maintenance and operation information a fleet needs:

•Equipment Classification Codes—Precise codes used to describe and classify many types of equipment.

•Labor Codes—Easy-to-use codes to describe labor tasks. VMRS uses concise descriptions to define labor and warranty operations.

•Part Description Codes—VMRS contains more than 24,000 universal descriptor codes to identify individual parts found on a piece of equipment. These codes do not replace the manufacturer’s part number, but rather provide a fleet one standard, industry-recognized item number to describe the same part regardless of the manufacturer.

•Manufacturer/Supplier/Brand Codes—More than 3,000 listings used to easily identify manufacturers, suppliers, and brands.

Visit or call 1-866-821-3468 (toll-free) to purchase VMRS products.

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