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How Digital Inspections Improve Customer Service for Chauffeur Companies

Vehicle Inspection Software, Transport technology, Electronic Inspection, DVIR

Commercial passenger transportation services are constantly under pressure to provide excellent service to clients while effectively managing logistics, coordination, and safety. This is especially true with chauffeur and limousine companies, as their clients have higher expectations and demands.

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How a Stand-Alone Electronic DVIR Solution Helps Motorcoach Companies Improve Safety

eDVIR, DVIR, fleet management, Safety

Maintaining a fleet of motorcoaches is about more than just protecting the company's assets. It's essential to the safety and well-being of drivers and others on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets strict standards for the way that carriers carry out and report the results of inspections. In the past, paper reports were required to be completed at the end of each day. These days, electronic driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) help motorcoach companies improve the safety of their fleets and to stay compliant with federal safety regulations and rules.

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DOT Compliance Tips: Driver Training and Qualification

Driver, DOT, DVIR, Training

If you own or manage a fleet of commercial vehicles, you know that DOT Compliance is an integral part of your job. You also know that employing the best drivers is paramount to maintaining your reputation, ensuring standards, and delivering the best to your customers and clients. It's important to integrate Department of Transportation guidelines with your hiring and employment process, so that you're not only finding the most qualified drivers for the job—but also satisfying federal and state regulations.

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[Infographic] Paper-Based DVIR vs eDVIR

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Let’s break down the differences between a paper-based DVIR process and an eDVIR (electronic DVIR) process and show you the advantages that technology has to offer.

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What is DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report)?

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It's that pesky form you have to fill out before you go on a haul. For some truck drivers it's the bane of their existence. In fact, some drivers will avoid it at all costs. It’s that frustrating, time-consuming task known as the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR).

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What is eDVIR?

eDVIR, DVIR

When you’re busy managing a fleet of commercial vehicles, the last thing you want is to be bogged down by procedure. With the fast-paced world you operate in, any delays — no matter how necessary they may be — can wreak havoc on your schedule and hamper your productivity.

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Are you still using paper DVIR forms?

eDVIR, DVIR

Business’s of all sorts in the United States have been transitioning to paperless documentation. This is not only to promote a green environment and save the planet, but in 2016 39% of businesses found that too much of their spending money was going toward unnecessary printing. We get it, you have been doing a fine job with the routine you have and change could just confuse things. The reality is, switching to digital DVIR forms will only make things easier and quicker for you and your staff.

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Is Technology Making DVIR's Better or Worse?

DVIR, driver vehicle inspection report

Driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR), sometimes called pre-trip inspections, are a staple in every driver and fleet manager’s life. They can also become a perennial source of stress. So is technology making these reports easier? The answer is a resounding yes! Let’s take a look at some of the concerns about how technology is affecting all of our lives, then assess whether these issues extend to DVIRs.

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Vehicle Inspection Forms - The Digital Future of DVIR (eDVIR)

DVIR, driver vehicle inspection report, Vehicle Inspection Forms

Federal law requires drivers to complete a driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) for any vehicle they operate. Drivers must also review the previous day’s vehicle inspection form, signing off on any errors or other issues before operating the vehicle.

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Using Commercial Vehicle Technology to Conduct a Pre-trip Inspection

apps, DVIR, e-dvir, EVIR, inspections, pre-trip, Technology, Whip Around

While the importance of conducting a post-trip inspection is always stressed, a pre-trip inspection can be just as beneficial. Documenting a pre-trip inspection using a paper-based system can quickly feel tedious and time-consuming. Fortunately, commercial vehicle technology makes conducting pre-trip inspections seamless and effortless.

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3 Time-Saving Benefits of Digital Commercial Vehicle Inspections

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Streamlining Your Inspections Using Commercial Vehicle Technology

apps, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, DVIR, inspections, Safety, Technology, Truck Driver, Trucking

Daily commercial vehicle inspections are almost necessary to ensure that your business remains operational and your rigs are always running smoothly. Unforeseen maintenance can arise at any time and if it goes unnoticed this can result in larger issues. However, conducting daily maintenance while using a paper-based system may not only increase costs but will also take longer to complete. The benefits of streamlining your inspections using Whip Around are almost countless.

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Why Should My Company Do Daily Vehicle Inspections?

DVIR, electronic dvir, inspections, Technology, trucks

Daily, comprehensive Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) inspections ultimately lower operating costs by decreasing downtime, identifying maintenance issues, and increasing safety. New technology makes inspections and defect (fault) documentation and correction simpler and faster than ever.

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A Look At What Your DVIR Requires

DOT, DVIR, Safety, Truck Driver, Trucking

A DVIR must show the previous inspection report that can be signed off by the driver - Whip Around 
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Paper versus Digital? The Value of Electronic Inspection Reports

Digital, DVIR, electronic dvir, Electronic Inspection, Environment, Technology

Whip Around's electronic DVIR software
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FMCSA Requirements for Your DVIR

cor, DVIR, FMCSA, Inpections, Law, Safety, Technology, transport, Whip Around

Is your current Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report meeting the requirements of the FMCSA? Here is a breakdown of the FMCSA Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance regulation:

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Whip Around Helps to Meet the Requirements of CoR

Chain of responsibility, cor, DVIR, Law, legal, Safety, supply chain, Technology, Whip Around

Whip Around DVIR software in action
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ELD Regulation and Digital DVIR

DVIR, e-dvir, eld regulation, electronic dvir, FMCSA, post-trip, pre-trip, Safety, Technology

Whip Around's mobile app is FMCSA compliant
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Whip Around Teams Module

business, DVIR, Electronic Inspection, fleet maintenance, fleet management, Health and safety, Safety, Tech, Technology, transport, Trucking

The Whip Around software allows for your company to group your vehicles according to your unique needs, keeping all the need-to-know people in the know.

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Governments are adding more regulation to health

DVIR, fines, government, inspection, regulation, Safety, Vehicles

Preparing for the future is integral to any successful business plan, but also difficult to find time for in the present. Meanwhile, the world outside is moving on, ready or not. One ever-changing environment faced by commercial vehicle owners and operators is the regulatory one. Increased work safety regulation for vehicles has been growing steadily in the US and is likely spreading to the UK, Australia and New Zealand. 

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