<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=901518846696939&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Whip Around Insights

Insights, ideas and inspiration for modern-day fleet managers

Latest Stories

Featured Stories

Filter By Categories
September 19, 2017

A Look At What Your DVIR Requires

A DVIR must show the previous inspection report that can be signed off by the driver - Whip Around  A DVIR must show the previous inspection report that can be signed off by the driver - Whip Around 

A driver vehicle inspection report is necessary for anyone who is working a motor carrier or other types of transportation vehicles. If you are new to this business and aren't sure what your report requires, it is worth taking a look at the most important items you need to check.

Inspection Items

At the end of every day's work driving your vehicle, you need to check a variety of parts to ensure that they aren't worn down or broken. These items include:

  • Service brakes
  • Trailer brake connections
  • Parking brakes
  • Steering mechanisms
  • Lighting devices
  • Reflectors
  • Tires, wheels, and rims
  • Horn
  • Windshield wipers
  • All mirrors
  • Coupling items
  • Emergency items (such as repair items and first-aid kits)

Writing The Report

After identifying all of these items, you must identify the vehicle (including the make and model) and list all of its deficiencies. These are items that could result in a detriment to safely operating the vehicle. For example, worn brake pads should be note and identified, including an idea of how worn they have become. It is then necessary to sign the report.

Taking Corrective Action

After making the report, it is important to repair any of the deficiencies listed on the report. For example, worn brake pads should be replaced to ensure a vehicle can stop quickly enough. Minor damage may not need to be repaired immediately but anything that compromises the safety of the vehicle must be managed before it goes back on the road.

If you need help with your DVIR duties, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about the importance of these essential items.

Subscribe Email

Popular Tags

DVIR Technology Safety Trucking Whip Around Electronic Inspection inspections transport Health and safety eDVIR FMCSA Vehicles Transportation driver vehicle inspection report DOT compliance Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection saas Fleet Inpections Paperless Mobile Tech apps Paper-Based DVIR Trucking News fleet safety pre-trip Enforcement Environment Pre-Trip Inspection Software Truck Driver fleet maintenance mobile fleet management pre trip inpsections CVSA Carbon emissions Emissions Pre-Trip Fleet Vehicle Inspection electronic dvir fleet management maintenance mobile tech safe truck work apps Digital Green Law Safe efficient trucks fleet apps international roadcheck pre-trip inspection road check safety on the roads servicing truck Driver Faulty equipment Pre-trip Inspections Vehicle Inspection Forms business cor driver apps energy efficient trucks inspection tire safety work Brakes CDL Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Chain of responsibility Customers Logistics Management Roading Training Transport technology Vehicle Inspection Software android bus drivers e-dvir records regulation supply chain tyres vehcilce Cargo Loading Cashflow Class A Pre-Trip Inspection Couples EVIR Engagement Finance Hazardous Materials Horn LED Lights Love NZ Government NZTA New App Features New Zealand Ontario Self driving trucks Trees Truckie app inspection canada csa driver shortage dvitr eld regulation fines government inductions ios legal lightbulbs mobile app money post-trip reports software towing truck tips trucks