Fleetsoft Blog And Latest News

Fleetsoft Blog and Latest News

Why Concern Yourself with a Preventive Maintenance Program?

To expand a vehicle or piece of equipment's life span, reduce repair costs, maintain safety and maximize uptime, PM services should be performed on a routine basis. This process can be straightforward with the assistance of Fleetsoft software's detailed PM Scheduling feature.

PMs include inspections, scheduled services, preventive repairs or any other type of proactive service performed on a unit to prevent breakdowns.

A PM Service list containing a unique service code, description and service intervals (Days, Meter 1 and/or Meter 2) is a starting point in implementing a PM program.

Once created, the PM Service list can be imported into Fleetsoft. Additional details such as Standard Service Hours, Classification Codes, Notes, Parts Assembly list, documents or PM Links can be recorded for each Service Code.

  • Standard Hours can be used in comparison to Actual Service Hours for performance reporting and work scheduling.
  • VMRS codes can be inserted in the Service Classification fields to provide further details on a fleet's repairs.
  • Service Notes may be used to list instructions or other vital information relating to the service.
  • Parts Assembly will save time by providing the service technician with a full list of parts required to perform the service based on the unit's Year, Make and Model type.
  • Documents such as an Inspection Check List or Service Instructions can be attached to a service code to assist the technician performing the service.
  • Often there are PM Services that overlap one another. PM Links allows the connection of PM Services that have common services. Once one of the linked PM Services is performed, the other will be automatically rescheduled for the next interval.

Fleetsoft has an easy to use PM Grouping feature that provides a simple method for creating the fleet's PM Schedules. Units may be grouped by shared PM Schedules. Create a PM Schedule one time, label it by PM Group Name and apply to all units with the same PM Group Name. This feature also simplifies the process of adding or deleting a PM from the specified PM Group by having the user make the PM Schedule modifications once and apply it to all units within the group.

A Fleetsoft user will always be aware of PMs coming due or past due on their fleet by utilizing several built in features. A PMs Due report, reminders dashboard window, e-mail reminders or alert icons in the vehicle list will inform the user when a unit requires attention.

The additional Reported Problems feature in Fleetsoft allows the driver or employee op0erating the unit to report an unscheduled maintenance issue. The number and costs of reactive services performed on the fleet will be tracked. If a unit has an outstanding reported problem, the end user will be alerted. This feature prevents an outstanding issue to go unnoticed and unsafe machinery to be in operation.

Detailed records are kept of all the fleet's maintenance and inspections performed that can be used to report costs, performance and safety.

Utilizing the extensive Fleetsoft PM Scheduling and Reported Problems features will not only make PM Scheduling easy to implement and maintain, but also increases fleet productivity and safety while reducing repair costs.


FleetSoft's Dealer Portal Coming Soon!

8/9/2013



For Our International Truck and Bus Dealers and Customers


In keeping with our longstanding relationship with International Truck and Bus dealers, FleetSoft is currently beta testing and will be shortly releasing FleetSoft's Dealer Portal software to work in conjunction with its fleet maintenance and inventory management software, Truck Tracker 2013.
The Dealer Portal allows participating parts customers to upload key portions of their Truck Tracker data base to FleetSoft's servers, thus allowing their International parts dealers to monitor, manage and fulfill the customer's parts purchase orders in addition to performing many other important customer services.
Keep checking back with us for the final release date announcement and further details!

Social Media Announcement

6/4/2013


FleetSoft is always mindful of customer feedback, and we value your involvement! Therefore, we are proud to announce our entrance onto the social media scene. Visit our Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook for current information about the happenings at our company.

Welcome International and IC Bus Dealers

5/01/2013


All U.S. and Canadian Dealers currently supporting Diamond Connection Solutions and/or OnCommand Maintenance & Inventory Managementsoftware.

Subject: Transition of administration and support for OnCommand Maintenance & Inventory Management software from Navistar to FleetSoft.

Attention: Dealer Principal and/or Dealer Parts Manager

As you were notified in Letter# G-99-9303-A, dated April 1, 2013, Navistar has asked FleetSoft to assume all responsibilities related to the administration, licensing and support of our fleet maintenance and inventory management software products being used by Navistar dealers with their fleet customers. Since most of our interaction with Navistar for the last twelve years has been at the corporate level, please allow us to introduce ourselves.

FleetSoft has been designing, developing and supporting fleet maintenance and inventory management software since 1994. It is our core business. That is all we do and we are committed to your satisfaction.

The latest software which we developed for Navistar, OnCommand Maintenance & Inventory Management, has the identical look, feel, functionality and ease-of-use as our flag ship product, Truck Tracker. From Diamond Connection to Diamond Connection Solutions to OnCommand Maintenance and Inventory Management to Truck Tracker, the evolution continues.

This transition should be seamless and will not result in the interruption of any currently running software at any of your customer locations. We know how much your fleet customers have come to rely on the features and benefits of our software and we certainly don't want to let them down any more than you do.

Here is our promise to you: We will provide the very best on-going support to you and to your customers for what we think is the very best fleet maintenance and inventory management software in the industry.

We value our relationship with Navistar and will do everything possible to support you and your customers.

If you have any questions about the transition, pricing, or how to place orders, please call us at 1-800-980-2555 and we will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Kurt Claussner
President
FleetSoft

How Fleetsoft can save 18-20% on Inventory Carrying Costs.

Have you ever gone to retrieve a part from the parts room only to find it out of stock or find an over abundance of stock in parts you no longer use? Money and time is being wasted each time this occurs.

Fleetsoft's Parts Inventory Management Module will not only help you efficiently manage your parts inventory, but also assist in reducing the parts room cost. The Parts Inventory Management module is a tool used to organize the parts room by...

- Conducting a Physical Inventory to determine what parts, counts and dollar values you currently have on hand.

- Setting part reorder points to establish maximum and minimum part levels to have on hand. Receive
warnings when parts have reached minimum levels and provide suggestions on quantity to reorder to
obtain maximum on hand levels.

- Recording warranties on parts to receive warnings of possible warranty claim at time of parts replacement.

- Checking received parts into inventory to update the parts on hand levels, track which vendors the parts
have been purchased from and the associated vendor cost of the parts received.

- Checking parts out of inventory to assign parts to a unit number when using the part on a work order or
installing the part directly to a unit. Maintains accountability for all parts usage.

Utilizing the Fleetsoft Parts Inventory Managementmodule helps you to recover parts warranties and obsolete parts return credits while lowering inventory investment without losing shop efficiency. These organization tactics could save as much as 18-20% in parts inventory costs.

Contact FleetSoft Sales for further details. 1.800.980.2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Could your Fleet Benefit from Importing Fuel Data into Your Fleet Maintenance Software?

7/27/12


If you are looking to include fuel data from your fuel management system to get a total cost of your fleet, Truck Tracker can help. Truck Tracker's Fuel Interface will import your fuel data into Truck Tracker with relative ease. Not only does Truck Tracker's Fuel Interface eliminate the need to enter your fuel data twice, but it also checks the imported data's integrity. By simply saving the fuel system's data in an ASCII Comma Delimited format and assigning the column headers to Truck Tracker's Fuel record column headers, the data can be imported directly into the Fuel Module and used to record fleet fuel cost as well as total cost. The incoming data is checked for missing items along with data discrepancies allowing the user to make corrections before fully imported into Truck Tracker.

For more information, contact our sales department and ask about our Fuel Interface option.