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September 12, 2021 5:00 PM, EDT

Decisiv Unveils Automatic VMRS Encoding Solution

Dick Hyatt of Decisiv"This is all about what value can we deliver, what insights can we deliver to our constituents here across the board and in particular the fleets,” Decisiv CEO Dick Hyatt says. (Connor D. Wolf/Transport Topics)

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CLEVELAND — Decisiv announced an automated encoding system for fleets using Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards.

The announcement was made Sept. 12 at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

The VMRS Encoding for Fleets analyzes individual service operations using machine learning and artificial intelligence to interpret information captured during the creation of a repair order, and assigns appropriate VMRS codes to completed operations.

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“VMRS coding, while it’s extremely valuable and a lot of insights can be derived from the data when it’s coded, the reality is on the service-provider level, something like 15% of service operations that come across our platform are actually VMRS-coded,” Decisiv CEO Dick Hyatt said. “That presents challenges.”

TMC develops and licenses VMRS codes to improve trucking-related repair.

“So then through this kind of cleansing tool, we then now have structured data,” Hyatt said. “So then it becomes now useful and something of value. This is all about what value can we deliver, what insights can we deliver to our constituents here across the board and in particular the fleets.”

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Decisiv said that the encoding takes place independently after the actual repair and maintenance operation. That way, fleets using Decisiv’s Service Relationship Management solutions can save time and money by eliminating the administrative effort and cost required to manually apply VMRS codes. Fleets have the option of receiving the data on a biweekly or monthly basis in a standardized file.

Decisiv said the new solution further builds upon on its partnership with TMC announced earlier this year. The partnership was formed to produce service-event benchmark reports that will track key performance indicators based on the VMRS system.

VMRS encoding also is part of Decisiv’s new SRM Discovery family of analytics products and reporting services.

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