ECAT search made easier with VMRS codes

Fleets searching the electronic catalog (ECAT) system from Paccar Parts Fleet Services can now utilize vehicle maintenance reporting standard (VMRS) codes for easier part searches, Paccar Parts said

Fleets searching the electronic catalog (ECAT) system from Paccar Parts Fleet Services can now utilize vehicle maintenance reporting standard (VMRS) codes for easier part searches, Paccar Parts said.

ECAT is a web-based application that provides detailed parts lists for Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks as well as in-depth component catalogs for Paccar Parts Fleet Services customers. The system uses VMRS codes for industry consistent cataloging of components, like diesel particulate filters and emissions control-related components.

TRP Aftermarket Parts products are also identified in ECAT using cross-reference tools.

“ECAT has always been an interactive tool for Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers to access chassis models, which identify truck parts and show customers where parts components are located through a sophisticated graphic user interface,” said Karl Mowat, general marketing manager for Paccar Parts. “Paccar Parts has now added greater functionality to the ECAT system with VMRS codes and has made it more accessible for companies signed up through Paccar Parts Fleet Services.”

Once a truck’s chassis number is entered, the system retrieves a complete list of components and materials added to the truck by the manufacturer or body builder. Alongside the list, a graphic of the truck is displayed. The user can click on an area of the truck and get a list of parts in that area. Or the user can find a particular part and the location of the part will be highlighted on the graphic representation. The user can also access service-wiring diagrams and get the failure type codes associated with certain parts.

“Fleet managers, shop technicians and parts personnel can now research parts and create electronic list orders without having to manually write down part numbers,” Mowat said. “That greatly reduces the chance of getting the wrong part.”

The VMRS code system is a series of codes used to describe the maintenance operation of vehicles.

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