Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS)

Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards - VMRS

Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS)

Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) is a structured coding system used for tracking equipment and maintenance information, including maintenance operations and costs. This coding system acts as a universal language for fleets, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), industry suppliers, computers, and those that purchase, operate, and maintain equipment. In essence, VMRS is the shorthand of maintenance reporting, eliminating the need for extensive written communications with all the inherent problems of miscommunication normally associated with the written word.


Q: When was VMRS developed?

A: Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) was developed in 1970.

Q: Who developed VMRS?

A: The development of VMRS  was undertaken jointly by the Maintenance Committee of the Regular Common Carriers Conference, the National Accounting and Finance Council, and the Management Systems Committee of American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Q: Who manages VMRS?

A: The Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations is the official custodian of VMRS.

Q: What type of equipment does VMRS cover?

A: The VMRS coding structure includes most equipment found within today’s transportation activities including trucks, tractors, trailers, forklifts, shop equipment, off-road vehicles, utility vehicles, etc.

Q: What is the latest version of VMRS?

A: The latest version of VMRS is VMRS 2000.

Q: Where can I get more information about VMRS?

A: Learn more about VMRS by visiting ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council.