Integrating asset management systems enhances shop productivity

Mechanic Steven "Bozz" Bosworth uses a Zonar device at the City of Sacramento fleet vehicle maintenance facility in Sacramento on Friday, December 21, 2012.

“Integrating telematics with our maintenance software helped us educate the solid waste folks on the importance of thorough driver inspections so that we can meet their needs on a daily basis,” says Keith Leech, City of Sacramento fleet management manager.

The system gathers data about a vehicle in three ways: electronic inspection reports conducted by the driver, fault codes and operating parameters from the engine, and satellite GPS information. Zonar's onboard telematics computer transmits the information in real time to Zonar's secure servers, which make it available to maintenance operations through AssetWorks' FleetFocus and to department managers and dispatchers through Zonar's web-based Ground Traffic Control. Vehicle defect information captured through Zonar automates the maintenance work order creation process in FleetFocus. When the repair is complete, FleetFocus communicates with Ground Traffic Control to update vehicle status.

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