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Si nc e 1970, t he pur pose of
VMRS has been t o pr ovi de a
vi t al c ommuni c at i on l i nk
bet w een mai nt enanc e
per sonnel , c omput er s, and
management .
I t est abl i shes a " uni ver sal "
l anguage f or f l eet s, or i gi nal
equi pment manuf ac t ur er s
(OEMs), i ndust r y suppl i er s,
c omput er s, and t hose w hose
r esponsi bi l i t y i t i s t o spec i f y,
pur c hase, oper at e, and
mai nt ai n equi pment .
What is VMRS
Developed by and for Equipment Users
under the auspices of the ATA,

VMRS provides the discipline necessary for different industry
segments to communicate.
VMRS is the shorthand of maintenance reporting..
VMRS can be used by all levels of
Parts personnel
Shop Managers
VP/Director of Maintenance
VMRS is becoming the standard for OEMs.
To meet the ever-changing needs of the
equipment industry, (TMC)
-Technology & Maintenance Council-
of the American Trucking Associations
serves as the official custodian of VMRS.
TMC provides OEMs, MFGs, part
suppliers, and equipment users with
updated codes on an "as needed"
basis reflective of current equipment
design and the informational needs of
the VMRS user.
15 Distinct Advantages to VMRS
VMRS is Easy to Use
VMRS is Cost Effective
Follows Accounting
Enables Budgeting
Helps Control Cost
Facility Management
VMRS Tracks Labor

VMRS Tracks Parts
Supports Warranty
Improves PM Program
Enables Benchmarking
Component Comparison
Reporting Requirements
Equipment Replacement
Software Compatible

VMRS Code Keys
1 = Equipment Vocation
14 = Reason for Repair
15 = Work Accomplished
18 = Parts Failure Code
31 = System Code (3 character)
32 = Assembly Code (3 character)
33 = Component Code (3 character)
34 = MFGs/Suppliers/Brands
79 = Position Code (tires)

Code Key 14 Reason for Repair
01 Breakdown
02 Consumption, Fuel
03 Consumption, Oil
04 Driver's Report
05 Routine Inspection
06 Lubrication
07 Pre-Delivery
08 PM
09 Rework
10 Road Call
11 Routine
Code Key 15 Work Accomplish
01 Adjust
02 Clean
03 Replace New
04 Replace Rebuilt
05 Replace Used
06 Inspect
07 Lubricate
08 Overhaul
13 Other Mnt Repair
14 Install
15 Paint Prep, & Repaint
17 Add Fluids
18 Road Test

19 Rewire / Wire
20 Towing
21 Fabricate/Weld/Burn
24 Repair
25 Remove
30 Work Incomplete
98 In Frame Overhaul
99 Out of Chassis
A PM Level A
B PM Level B
C PM Level C
D PM Level D
E PM Level E

Key Code 18 Parts Failure
00 No Failure
01 Battered, Hammered
02 Burned, Scorched, Melted
03 Crushed, Pinched, Folded
04 Dented
05 Elongated, Stretched
06 Faded, Dulled Finish
07 Improper Fluid Level
08 Improper Electrical Value
09 Insufficient Clearance
10 Bent
11 Binds, Sticks
12 Broken
13 Chipped, Pitted
14 Cracked
15 Foreign Material Present
16 Glazed

17 Insufficient Lubrication
18 Leaking
19 Loose
20 Lubrication or Oil Soaked
21 Misadjusted
22 Misaligned
23 Not Connected
24 Not Drilled
25 Out of Balance
26 Out of Round
27 Overheated
28 Part Improperly Installed
29 Part Omitted
30 Poor Fit, Wrong Size
31 Poor Metal Finish
32 Porosity
33 Registers Incorrectly
34 Rough

Key Code 31 - System
001 A/C, Heating, and
Ventilating System
002 Cab and Sheet Metal
003 Instruments, Gauges
011 Axles FrontNon-Driven
012 Axles RearNon-Driven
013 Brakes
014 Frame
015 Steering
016 Suspension
017 Tires
018 Wheels, Rim, Hubs
021 Axle DrivenFront
022 Axle DrivenRear
023 Clutch
026 Transmission - Manual
027 Transmission - Automatic
041Air Intake System
042 Cooling System
043 Exhaust System
044 Fuel System
045 Power Plant
046 Electric Propulsion System
047 Filter Kits (Multi-Piece)
051 General Accessories (All)
052 Electrical Accessories (All)
053 Expendable Items (All)
054 Horns and Mounting
071 Body (except bulk carrier body)
072 Rear Wall and Door
073 Tank Vessel, inner shell
074 Tank Vessel, outer jacket

Code Key 32 Assembly
Air Condition Assembly
Heating & Ventilation
Auxiliary Heater
Heater & A/C Sleeper
Tire Pneumatic
Tire Solid
Valve Assembly
Code Key 33 - Component
Radial Rib
Radial Lub
Reports by System Codes
Search by using
system code
assembly code
component code.
OEMs and Manufactures use VMRS
So, What Does This Mean To You?
You are a user all parts pertaining to Brakes = 013
All 013-Front Brakes =013-001
All 013-001-Brake Shoe =014
Therefore all parts that are VMRS code 013-001-014 will be a Front Brake Shoe.
You are a parts provider tracking 013-001-014 will make it easy to;
Manage your Front Brake Shoe inventory
Track usage/ sales
Compare pricing by manufacture
If you are a manager using VMRS will allow you understand all
your usage, cost and evaluations.
Here is the Bottom Line
Using VMRS Codes
Where did I spend the most money?
Run the report that shows all System Codes.
Include the Assembly and Component codes to be precise.
Why did I have to make repairs?
Run the Repair Reason report
What did I have to do to repair my assets?
Run the Work Accomplish Code report
Why did the part fail?
Run the Failure report to understand why the parts failed.
By using VMRS codes all maintenance and parts
tracking can be reduced to simplified numeric codes.

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