Access Control Group (Access) has announced an update to its wireless asset tracker device, Vital. The latest updates now make it possible for Vital to create multiple automated preventive maintenance (PM) scheduling, send maintenance requests right from the trucks, and receive alerts of approaching due dates via email or SMS.
These updates make it possible for fleet managers to utilise Vital to not only capture hour meters and track assets but also manage the entire maintenance process. This new feature will eliminate unexpected downtimes from issues with the assets and any pencil whipping to send a request to maintenance.
“Maintenance is just as crucial to an operation as the equipment they fix,” said Access CEO Arun Patel. “We developed Vital with the goal to help rental fleets capture hour meters and track their assets via GPS. However, there was money on the table for dealers and fleet managers to also manage their maintenance processes. With that in mind, we looked for a way to facilitate not only the communication between managers, operators, and maintenance but also serve as a device to set up schedules to take care of the equipment before it breaks.”
Multiple automated PM scheduling can now be set up with Vital per recommendation of equipment manufacturers to ensure managers receive reminders before maintenance is due. Dealers can now keep track of those reminders via our cloud platform, AssetPro 360, and send those alerts to service managers that rented their vehicles. Once maintenance is performed, it can be synced with your business system.
Managers can now request service right from the equipment, eliminating precious time for filling out reports. The request is sent to the dispatcher or desired personnel, that can choose to either receive the alert via email or SMS.
By setting up those reminders, operations will be able to lower avoidable downtime, keep all equipment in good condition and save on budgeted break down. Vital’s new feature makes investing in telematics not only affordable but also attainable.