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Just like every beat of your heart is what keeps you living, regular commercial vehicle inspections are at the heart of every successful business. Let's face the cold hard facts: if you don't inspect your vehicles and someone is injured or killed, your company is going to take a huge loss. Such mishaps have driven companies under. Therefore, it is vital that a company maintain a daily vehicle inspection regimen.
A company is always at risk when they have commercial vehicles out in the field. You can't always control what your drivers are doing but you can control the safety of your vehicles by way of thorough inspections. Looking at some stats and figures from governmental and attorney sites, it can be established that, even though a driver may be at fault for an accident, it doesn't mean you as an owner will escape unscathed. The best way to prevent this is by being able to show law enforcement, attorneys, and the judge that you, as an owner, are meticulous in keeping inspection records.
Insurance companies can be your best friend or totally working against you. Insurance is in the business of collecting premiums for investment, and they view claims as bad. Therefore, they will be checking to see if every "i" is dotted and every "t" is crossed. If you even slip in one minor area, you could be left to pay for the expenses of a mishap from your own pocket. That hurts, a lot. Thorough and well-documented inspections can be the difference in receiving a settlement or not. Some commonly overlooked commercial vehicle checks are:
All these checks can be transformed into a digital DVIR software solution so your drivers can be prompted on their smartphones. The Whip Around solution has been specifically designed for the United States transport industry and complies with all federal vehicle inspection requirements. Get in touch with the guys at Whip Around to learn more.