Electronic logging devices (ELDs) come in different sizes and forms and are used in a variety of different work environments. The one feature that all fleet professionals want to go hand in hand with their ELDs is their Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR). With the ability to set up major and minor alerts in real-time for assigned personnel about vehicle defects, DVIR will help you cut costs and issues down the road.
When you have a custom DVIR, you’re able to set up custom prompts for your driver to see and be notified about, which leads to improved safety. AssetWorks Field Service Solutions (FSS) wants to give you some helpful tips on how our custom DVIR capabilities can not only help you with your vehicles, but with your assets in the field too.
Helpful Tip #1 – Pre and Post Inspections
It is recommended that before a driver moves the vehicle an inspection should be carried out to ensure that all of its operating parts are in working order. A driver would also be prompted to carry out a DVIR when removing a trailer, or to review the most recent DVIR when adding a trailer. When you are finished using the vehicle, a driver wouldn’t use the Rest Break feature. Instead, FSS promotes efficient DVIR processes by providing an OFF Duty/ Sign Out from the Status screen. This will begin the sign out process and trigger a post-trip driver vehicle inspection (if applicable).
Helpful Tip #2 – Less Information, More Up to Date
Daily Vehicle Inspection (DVI) has been updated to support HOS integration, independent tracking of trailer DVIRs, and Pre-Trip/Post-Trip selection. This means that less information needs to be entered in when using both DVI and Hours of Service (HOS). By adding this update to the HOS integration, this leaves drivers more time to focus on other inspection tasks and preparing for their routes. It also means that inspection reports for trailers are up to date even if the last inspection was done when the trailer was attached to a different vehicle. You no longer have to backtrack to the last inspection on the trailer and try to update the necessary information. This should make trailer inspection information more up to date and provide an easier transition when picking up the new trailer. Pre-Trip and Post-Trip selection allows a driver to indicate the type of DVIR being performed. You won’t have to worry about drivers performing the wrong type of trip inspection, with an easy selection right on the screen.
Helpful Tip #3 – The Future is Bright
Currently the HOS integration and independent tracking of trailer DVIRs is only done when HOS is enabled and set up to use an asset’s file as the trailer source. Using the additional info integration between DVI and work orders will override the integration between DVI and HOS. AssetWorks FSS is currently working on making trailer integration a central feature with support on the host side to track which trailers are attached to which vehicles. This is just another way of how we listen to our customers to bring them the most up to date and efficient process on the market.
DVIR can allow you to be more efficient with pre and post trip inspections so that your drivers aren’t leaving anything unchecked. AssetWorks FSS lets you take your DVIR to the next level with custom alerts for any situation that comes your vehicle’s way, which gives your drivers and staff a better peace of mind. Schedule a demo today and see why AssetWorks FSS DVIR is the right fit for your fleet.