TMC confers 50th certified VMRS specialist credential

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) is proud to announce its latest group of Certified VMRS Specialists, including its 50th recipient. These individuals have demonstrated their knowledge in the use of the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS). VMRS is the industry standard coding convention for tracking equipment and maintenance information. 

Dave Reed, fleet management donsultant for Arsenault Associates, is the 50th person to achieve the Certified VMRS Specialist status. Reed has been a member of TMC for more than 15 years. He’s also an active member of the VMRS codes committee, lending much of his time to increase the awareness and implementation of VMRS.

Mr. Reed is part of the latest group of Certified VMRS Specialists, recognized since June 10, 2014:

Pamela Petro – Republic Services
Ray Martinez – Republic Services
Doug Myers – Republic Services
Michelle Barainyak – Republic Services
Mark Bowe – Republic Services
Chuck Carollo – Republic Services
Nicole Strickland – Republic Services
Krista Devonshire – Republic Services
William Cash – Republic Services
Ruth Gendreau – Republic Services
Donna Corle – Republic Services
Shana Johnson – Republic Services
Lew Flowers – Schwans, Inc.
Randy Miers – Monarch Beverage
Dave Reed - Arsenault Associates
Jim Nicholl – Arsenault Associates
John Davis – Arsenault Associates
Dan Weider – Arsenault Associates
Maggie Laird – Arsenault Associates

The Certified VMRS Specialist Program provides current VMRS users a means of demonstrating their expertise and proficiency. It also encourages others to increase their knowledge and use of VMRS. 

The program highlights the importance of VMRS to employers and encourage employees to continue their VMRS education. Certified VMRS Specialists may display their certification and continue the proud tradition of implementing VMRS.

VMRS has been an important tool for successful fleet operation for more than 40 years and now users can receive acknowledgment of their expertise. The Certified VMRS Specialist Program highlights VMRS to employers and encourage employees to continue their VMRS education. It also broadens the scope and importance of VMRS to the maintenance community. 

The certification testing process consists of 15 multiple choice and one essay question pertaining to the use and implementation of VMRS. The questions assess an applicant’s knowledge of the VMRS coding structure and guidelines. The certification is valid for two years; applicants must retest to keep their status valid. 

The certification testing costs $100 for ATA/TMC members; $125 for  non-members. In cases of a failing grade, one free retest is administered. An applicant must obtain a passing grade of 80 percent to qualify for certification status. If an applicant fails both tests, all subsequent testing will be administered at full price. 

To register for testing, click the following link:


There is no time limit on taking the test; the renewal period starts on the initial date of purchase.