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RTA Web - Alt Meter Settings

Alternate Meters

An alternate meter may be another meter such as an engine or component hour meter OR it may represent items transported by the asset such as passengers, cases, boxes, tons, yards, and pallets.

Up to 4 alternate meters can be assigned to an asset. Once they are assigned, they can be viewed in the Alternate Meter Banner in the asset file.

Alternate meters can be used to help determine when PM services are needed. For example, if the asset has a standard odometer and an hour's meter, the hours meter can be set up as an alternate meter and the PMs can be set up to be tracked by days, miles, and hours.

Setting Up Alternate Meter Types

Prior to assigning an alternate meter to an asset, the types/descriptions of alternate meters available for use need to be created.

To define the types of alternate meters available for use in asset files, follow the below steps.

  1. Click on Assets in the menu.

  2. Click on Settings

  3. Click on Alt Meters

  4. On the Alt Meter Maintenance Screen, click the (plus) New Alt Meter Button

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  5. On the added line, type in the alternate meter description/type to be available.

  6. Click the check mark to save the new description.

Editing Alternate Meters

  1. Click on the name of the meter you wish to update.

  2. Enter the new name.

  3. Click the checkmark to save.

Deleting Alternate Meters

  1. Click on the trashcan located to the far right of the Alternate Meter tab you wish to delete.

  2. A pop-up window will ask you to confirm> Click Delete

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The Alt Meters option under the Asset System Settings is also where a user can delete an alternate meter type and edit those descriptions as well.

Adding Alternate Meters to the Vehicle

Once the alternate meter types have been set up, they can be applied into assets. An asset can have up to 4 alternate meters assigned to it.

Follow the below steps to include alternate meters into the asset file.

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  1. Open an asset file.

  2. Navigate to the Alternate Meter Info banner on the Asset Management

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  1. Click Edit Description.

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  1. Click in the fields below the Alt One header.

  1. Select the appropriate alternate meter type from the list created in RTA Classic.

  2. Click the check mark.

  3. If the asset will have additional alternate meters, continue steps 4-6 for alt two, three, and four where applicable.

  4. Once all alternate meter types are entered, click done.

  5. Once the meter types are added, the headers will now display instead of Alt One, Two, Three, or Four

  1. To add the meter reading for each alternate meter, click in the field below the appropriate meter type heading

  1. Enter in the appropriate value

  2. Click the check mark

Editing Alternate Meter readings

Once the alternate meter types and values have been set up, they can be edited in the asset file. Refer to the Adding Alternate Meters to the Asset section of this document for set up instructions.

Follow the below steps to include alternate meters into the vehicle file.

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  1. Open a vehicle file.

  2. Navigate to the Alternate Meter Info Banner on the Asset Management Tab.

  3. Click into the alternate meter value to be updated.

  4. Update the value.

  5. Click the checkmark.