Minimizer introduces coding system

Updated Oct 14, 2013

Minimizer has implemented the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standard system for its line of fenders and other products.

The Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standard, or VMRS, is a trucking business system that describes parts and maintenance activities using numbers instead of words. VMRS helps repair facilities improve maintenance management for their customers or their own fleets by providing a way to extract consistent data from repair orders, Minimizer says.

Originally designed as a universal translator for communicating from the shop floor to purchasing agents, its use has now spread to parts and service providers.

Linking the VMRS information to repairs performed allows the user to analyze what types of repairs they are performing, what type of manufacturer unit is being repaired, the parts that were used in the repair, details of what was performed on the repair and the cost of repairs.