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New Parts Bin Location and Bin Number

A few weeks ago I sent an email covering some of the new features we are working on.

Here are links to the previous videos

New default search and sort preferences and hide out of service equipment 2 minute and 15 second video Here

You can see the new fuel log features being added in a  3 minute video posted Here

And here are some great improvements to the Repair Codes Cost Per Mile/Km/ Hour report and you can see that 2 minute video Here.

This weeks preview video is a little UNDER 2 minutes and shows how we are adding Bin Location and Bin Number to the Parts Inventory and how that information shows up when adding a parts to a work order.

We are still testing and working on getting everything working properly before we release 4.5.15

One thing were are working on now is that the fuel log allows duplicate odometer readings. It seems some people want duplicates but others don't. So in this upcoming version we will present you with a choice.  Then if you choose not to allows duplicates but you already have duplicate odometer readings in the fuel log you will see a report showing you all the duplicates to remove so that TATEMS can disallow them moving forward.

We will also be changing the main odometer and hours for the equipment to eliminate duplicates.

I’ll let you know when the new version of TATEMS is available (hopefully very soon!)

What do you think?

Please provide feedback or comment below.

 

 

Staying Entertained On the Road

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The truck driving lifestyle can be lonely and repetitive. With the right technology however, it’s easy to stay entertained during long drives.

Audio Books: Smart phones make it easy to find and download audio books for your listening pleasure. Audible is just one app with a 100,000+ selection of books.

Podcasts: Podcasts are almost always free, they cover almost any topic you can think of and can help you keep up with current happenings.

Music: The FM radio comes and goes and can be quite boring. Pandora and other music streaming services are often free and offer a much wider variety of music and more control than what’s offered through the dial.

Smart phones and modern technology make it easier than ever to stay entertained on the road. With a little research, planning ahead and downloading, you can be set with entertainment for days!

New default search and sort prefences and hide out of service equipment

A few weeks ago I sent an email covering some of the new features we are working on.

Two weeks ago I shot a short 3 minute video showing you some new features in just the fuel log

for TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.

You can see last weeks 3 minute video posted Here

And last week I shot a short 2 minute video showing you some great improvements to the Cost Per Mile/Km/ Hour report and you can see that 2 minute video Here.

This weeks preview video is a little over 2 minutes and shows you some improvements we are making to to allow you to default to the same search and sort choices when you open TATEMS and how you will be able to hide Out of Service equipment so you don't have to wade through equipment you don't want or need to see in the list.

We are still testing and working on getting everything working properly before we release 4.5.15

I'll let you know when the new version of TATEMS is available (hopefully very soon!)

What do you think?

Please provide feedback or comment below.

Repair Codes Cost Per Mile-Km-Hour Report Gets New Feature

A couple weeks ago I sent an email covering some of the new features we are working on.

Last week  I shot a short 3 minute video showing you some new features in just the fuel log

for TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.

You can see last weeks 3 minute video posted Here

This weeks preview video is under 2 minutes and shows you a great improvement to the Cost Per Mile/Km / Hour Report that you can find under Reports->All Equipment Reports

You'll get the ability to select multiple Repair Code types.

For example, Tires, Engine and Tires Labor and then see them all included and itemized on the report.

I'll let you know when the new version of TATEMS is available (hopefully very soon!)

What do you think?

Please provide feedback or comment below.

 

Thanks Again,

Marc Ready

A Brief History of Freight Shipping

The process of moving goods by land and sea goes back for centuries. Even one of the most well-known birth stories of the United States, The Boston Tea Party, was an attack on a fleet of cargo ships.

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As populations grew and the industrial revolution kicked in full force, the amount of goods needing to be transported increased at an exponential rate. Modern cargo ships are capable of carrying several thousand tons of goods from one country to another.

The amount of products being moved at any given time is so vast freight companies have to use specialized software, like the kind made by TATEMS, just to keep track of it all!

3 Ways for Truck Drivers to Stay Alert on the Road

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1. Drink Less Caffeine: Although it may seem counterintuitive, caffeine, when used too frequently will not only make it hard to get a good night’s rest, but it will also increase anxiety which can pull focus from the road.

2. Healthy Diet: Food is key when trying to stay alert for long periods of time, and sugar and fatty foods can cause major spikes in our energy levels. Try snacking on more fruits and vegetables when on the road.

3. Exercise: Making sure to stay physically active can decrease anxiety, give way to more productive sleep patterns and serve as a natural stimulant. Try developing a quick exercise program to execute before taking off from each stop.

Avoiding dangerous mechanical issues on the road is a more challenging problem. Tatems Truck & Trailer Equipment Maintenance Software can help you make sure your fleet stays safe.

New Fuel log features we are working on for version 4.5.15

Last week I sent an email covering some of the new features we are working on.

So I shot a short 3 minute video showing you some new features in just the fuel log

for TATEMS Fleet Maintenance Software.

For example , the ability to track fuel by hours meter and the ability to track fuel purchases by State/Province

Will let you know when the new version of TATEMS is available (hopefully very soon!)

What do you think?

Please provide feedback or comment below .

Thanks Again

Marc Ready

Top 12 Improvements to TATEMS in version 4.5.10 through 4.5.14 in under 12 minutes

It's been a while since I wrote and I hope you are doing well.

Karen and I made it back to Las Vegas from Arkansas and got all our stuff out of storage last weekend.

It’s good to be back and away from all that crazy snow and tornadoes!

I wanted you to see some of the cool new improvements we've made to TATEMS from versions 4.5.10 through 4.5.14 over the past couple months.

So I made a 12 minute video showing the top 12 improvements to TATEMS.

You can view the video in full screen mode if it's too small for you.

Here's the list of the 12 items I go over in the video.

  1. The ability to choose a customer when a duplicate equipment number is detected when adding a new piece of equipment.
  2. Changed the default customer when adding a new piece of equipment so that the  customer alphabetically in the list is chosen.
  3. New Report under reports-> More Reports-> Work Orders called “Work Orders Total Costs by Serviced by Vendor”
  4. Changed the sorting for the Reports found under: Reports->More Reports->Needed Maintenance/Repairs and Repairs Completed to allow sorting by equip num or sort order and date ascending or descending order
  5. Added filtering and sorting to Needed Maintenance Repairs Tab and Repairs Completed Tab to be more like the Work Orders Tab
  6. Added function to ask if you want to delete a Needed Maintenance/ Repair when transferring it to the Repair Completed tab,  so that the Needed Maintenance/ Repairs list can be more easily maintained.
  7. Optimized the Popup Reminders screen to increase speed to pop up by over 300 % especially in a Network Environment.
  8. Changed the sales tax field work orders to always pull from the default sales tax rate in My Company Information when a new work order is created, and also makes sure that default tax rate will not automatically overwrite a non-default sales tax rate on work orders that have already been created.
  9. Updated the default sort order on the equipment list when you first open TATEMS,  so that it always starts using Sort by Equipment Num order.
  10. Added a new “Show All Dates” Button to the Fuel Log Tab so that you can see any potential see date entry mistakes of dates that might be out of your chosen date range.
  11. Added a dynamic label that displays at the top of the Fuel Log Tab to tell you what criteria you are currently viewing.
  12. Changed the displayed fuel log entries to “stick” to the last sorting and criteria chosen when navigating between different equipment.

To see all the updates listed go here

And to get the latest update go here

In the next update we will have the ability to choose hours meter readings instead or odometer readings for fuel log entries and a Parts Location and Bin number fields will be added to the Parts Inventory screen plus more. Stay tuned!

Thanks Again

Marc Ready

 

Maintaining your Fleet:

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If you manage a fleet of trucks and trailer equipment it can be difficult to maintain and keep a log of all the maintenance needed.

It is a huge hassle to track all the trucks systems and maintenance needs by hand. Using spreadsheets can seem like the easy answer to this issue, unfortunately spreadsheets quickly get very overwhelming. Keeping separate spreadsheets for the Pm’s and repairs, DOT or BIT type inspections to provide to the government is a huge headache.

Your best option is to use Tatem, discover how simple fleet maintenance software can be

https://tatems.com/

3 Benefits to Using Fleet Maintenance Software

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3 Benefits to Using Fleet Maintenance Software

Cost Effective- Fleet maintenance software allows your business to minimize unexpected repairs and can extend the life of your assets.

Flexibility- A variety of people working in different industries can benefit from the features offered by most of this type of software (mechanics, office personnel, business owners, etc.)

Quick Benefits- This type of software allows you reduce the amount of paper being used and reduces the effort associated with preparing physical documents. If you or your business is interested in a helpful, easy to use fleet maintenance software https://tatems.com/ specializes in this type of software for small and medium sized businesses.

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