Trimble Transportation to Showcase Time and Money Saving New Maintenance Solutions During TMC Annual Meeting and Exhibition
eDVIR Automation Through PeopleNet and TMT Software, Mobile Mechanic Workstation App and Business Intelligence Tools Help Drive Efficiency
CLEVELAND, Ohio, February 22, 2016 – Trimble Transportation will showcase three innovative time and money saving fleet maintenance solutions during the 2016 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, Feb. 29 through March 3, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Fleet operations and maintenance professionals are invited to see these and other solutions in action by visiting the TMW exhibit, booth No. 2038.
The featured solutions include fully automated electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (eDVIR) management, resolution and reporting capability for users of TMT Fleet Maintenance software and PeopleNet mobile communication technology; a TMT Mobile Mechanic Workstation app that captures all repair activities and related information in conjunction with in-field repairs; and extensive new TMW business intelligence resources that enable fleets to identify and eliminate inefficiencies in the maintenance area through deep insight into daily activities and industry best practices.
“Commercial vehicle fleets have significant opportunities to reduce the costs associated with preventive maintenance, vehicle downtime, labor, parts inventories and compliance through solutions that automate, simplify and provide increased visibility into daily operations,” said Rod Strata, executive vice president, Operations, Trimble Transportation. “We encourage TMC attendees to explore the latest capabilities of our TMT software and breakthrough business intelligence offerings as a means to eliminate unnecessary complexity and expense from their maintenance operations.”
The integration of PeopleNet-generated eDVIR reports with TMT Fleet Maintenance software provides a comprehensive, closed-loop solution for capturing and managing inspection information and more quickly and efficiently resolving maintenance issues. eDVIR inspection results flow electronically into vehicle inspection tickets within the TMT solution, where reported defects are assigned to a technician. Upon completion of the repair, an electronic notification is sent to the driver. This seamless flow of information forms an electronic log of defects by driver, repair information by technician, and acknowledgement of each resolved issue – all while eliminating the extra time, cost and potential errors associated with manual processes.
The recently released TMT Mobile Workstation app enables technicians to capture critical information and accelerate the repair process when working on equipment either on the road or in the yard. Compatible with Android phones and tablets, the app can be used to quickly create new work orders or sections; manage existing work orders; track labor time; find, price and request parts; capture vehicle mileage and technician notes; track the technician’s time card; log indirect labor time, and more.
TMW also has extended its business intelligence solutions to help fleets achieve step-change productivity, efficiency and cost improvements within their maintenance operations. These tools include an array of dashboard-based analytics that provide deep visibility into key maintenance measures, such as Direct vs. Indirect Labor; Shop Productivity; Employee Efficiency; Top 10 Costs Incurred by VMRS by System Code; Top “X” Part Used; Top Component Codes Reported in Breakdowns; Open Vendor Repairs; PM/Safety Compliance; and Budget Compliance.
For additional information on these and other TMW solutions, please visit the company’s booth, No. 2038, at the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, or call (800) 401-6682.
About Trimble Transportation
TMW is a leading transportation software provider to commercial and private fleets, brokerage and 3PL organizations. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused on providing enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,000 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex transportation service companies in North America. TMW is a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division.www.tmwsystems.com