New Maintenance Software Feature Automates DVIR Defect Response

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TMW Collaborates with Qualcomm to Offer Advanced Compliance Assistance

CLEVELAND --TMW Systems, the leading software provider to the trucking and transportation services industries, announced the managed availability release of a new feature in its TMT Fleet Maintenance application that automates repair order creation from driver-initiated return macro messages generated through Qualcomm Incorporated's Mobile Computing Platforms. The integration with Qualcomm's electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) application and driver macros can help fleets improve compliance with FMCSA inspection reporting and keep their vehicles in safe working order.

Commented Mike August, senior VP and GM of the Asset Maintenance group in TMW Systems, "We remain very focused on driving an increased level of automation into the fleet maintenance process. This new integration with a return macro message via a Qualcomm Mobile Computing Platform is a valuable addition to our compliance solution set for customers of TMT Fleet Maintenance software."

The new vehicle inspection integration feature brings electronic inspection form data into TMT Fleet Maintenance, where it is queued for Inspection Ticket review. Tractor defect reports appearing here can be quickly converted to Repair Orders for vehicle service in TMT Fleet Maintenance software. The Repair Order maintains a link with the Inspection Ticket and when the repair is completed, the mechanic's confirmation of work performed and satisfactory outcome is transmitted back to dispatch and the vehicle's currently assigned driver. Significantly, TMT Fleet Maintenance software automatically flags safety-related repairs for highest priority in the maintenance plan.

Additional details about the electronic DVIR integration are available directly from TMW Systems. Current customers of TMT Fleet Maintenance for SQL should contact their TMW technical support teams regarding availability of the feature for their systems.

About TMW Systems 
TMW Systems is the leading provider of enterprise transportation software, including TL2000, TruckMate, Innovative IES and TMWSuite. For use with all major operations platforms in the trucking industry, TMW also offers TMT Fleet Maintenance software, IDSC ExpertFuel for fuel purchase optimization, IDSC Netwise for yield optimization and IDSC MatchAdvice and TripAlert to improve asset utilization. Customers include private and for-hire trucking, 3PLs and shippers, brokerage, construction, ready mix concrete, municipal fleets, heavy-duty repair and waste management operations. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, TMW currently serves more than 1,800 customers managing over 400,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.2 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit http://www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682.

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