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3 Reasons for Construction Companies to Use Digital Inspections

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Completing construction projects on-time, safely, and with quality results is the main objective of construction companies. Their ability to efficiently manage daily workflows is essential for reaching this objective, yet inefficient paper-based inspection processes might be holding them back. In an effort to help, let's examine 3 reasons for construction companies to use digital inspections.

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

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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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DVIR Regulation Q&A

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Section § 396.11: Driver vehicle inspection report(s).

The FMCSA has set out clear regulation for DVIR - Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports.  Fleets are now looking to electronic DVIR for efficiencies.  Here are some questions and answers to help you ensure your fleet is compliant.  

The regulations text of the section can be found on the eCFR website. To view the regulation, use the link below. 
View regulations for Part 396 
 
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What Is DOT Compliance and Why Is It so Important?

eDVIR, FMCSA, Pre-Trip Fleet Vehicle Inspection, Transport technology

DOT compliance is essential to fostering the safe transport of cars, shipping containers, concrete piping, and other heavy cargo. A compliance inspection can occur at any time, highlighting the importance of bolstering compliance among drivers and other employees. Below is a look at DOT compliance and the increasingly critical role it plays for businesses in the transportation and construction industries. 

What is DOT Compliance?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for protecting the public by maintaining the safety and security of our country's transportation system. DOT compliance is achieved when a company meets or exceeds the standards established by the DOT. These standards related to safety-sensitive issues including the following:

  • Refraining from using drugs and alcohol
  • Adhering to inspection and maintenance requirements
  • Meeting driver qualifications
  • Adhering to hazardous material carriage regulations
  • Meeting general safety requirements 
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Your Seven Step Guide to Preparing Your Drivers for DVIR Technology

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As the owner or operator of a transportation-focused business, you are likely counting the days until your company completes the transition from paper DVIR to digital DVIR. From increased efficiency to improved compliance with key regulations, this offers a host of advantages that will help you promote safety and improve your bottom line. However, procedural changes are not always easy for employees, and you may need to take some special measures to ensure a smooth transition to digital DVIR. Below are seven steps to help you prepare your drivers for these new technologies. 

1) Let drivers know how they will benefit from the switch

A seamless transition is best achieved when drivers fully support the change. However, some employees do not respond well to change. In order to ensure the buy-in of your drivers, you need to outline the specific benefits drivers will experience as a result of the change. Here are three of the top benefits that drivers will enjoy when they switch to digital DVIR:

  • Convenience: Drivers can prepare their vehicle inspection reports from their favorite smartphone or mobile device.
  • Speed: Paper reports can be tedious and time-consuming for drivers to complete. Digital DVIR makes the reporting process fast and easy.
  • Accuracy: Switching from paper DVIR to digital DVIR helps to reduce the chance for illegible writing and human error.
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DOT Compliance Tips: DVIR

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We know that DOT compliance in the USA can be daunting. Though Federal regulations are in place to make sure fleet managers and drivers are operating safe vehicles on America's roadways, sifting through the information on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) website can be a little confusing.

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What is the Difference between Paper-Based DVIRs and eDVIRs

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How many times have you wished you could streamline the way in which you manage your fleet? With everything that goes into it, we know that the task brings more than its share of headaches and obligations. Take, for instance, the driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) your company needs to file before and after every single trip.

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Simplifying Your Daily DVIR Process is already at your Fingertips

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It’s a daily grind familiar to every fleet manager: get up early, fight traffic, get to the office, and begin fighting with your drivers about driver-vehicle inspection reports (DVIR). You hound them to do the inspections, to fully and accurately fill out the form, to tell you about any mechanical issues with your fleet, and to do more than just a cursory checkbox-based inspection.

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Streamline your Daily Vehicle Inspection Reporting with eDVIR

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“Let’s make this task as long, and drawn out as humanly possible,” said no one ever.

If you’re like most people, you’re always looking for ways to make your job a little easier. For those in the commercial driving industry, one thing that could help relieve some stress is to streamline daily vehicle inspections with eDVIR.

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5 Benefits of Switching from Paper-based DVIRs to eDVIRs

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It’s a scenario that every fleet manager faces sooner or later: the case of the missing DVIR report. Whether it’s because you need to check on a vehicle's maintenance history, or because of something more stressful, like a lawsuit or a DOT audit, it’s easy to tear your office, your mind, and maybe your team apart when you can’t find these legally mandated reports.

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Conduct Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Reports from your Phone with eDVIR

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Driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) are already an integral part of managing your fleet. So, when it comes to how best to coordinate this critical task, the question isn’t so much whether DVIR is worth the effort — it absolutely is — but how best to go about satisfying this requirement and maintaining the protection it affords you and your business.

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Paper-Based DVIRs are a thing of the Past

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No matter how long you’ve been managing your fleet, chances are good that you’ve become intimately familiar with — and perhaps even disillusioned by — the requirement that is the daily vehicle inspection report (DVIR).

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Paper-Based DVIR Procedures Are Getting a Facelift with Technology

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For fleet managers like yourself, daily inspection reports are just another part of the reality of running your business. However, they don't have to be nearly the headache that they once were proven to be. In recent years, new tools have arisen to provide you with the option of setting aside your paper-based process in favor of something a bit more in keeping with today’s technologically driven landscape.

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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 are you looking for during a Daily Vehicle Inspection

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A driver-vehicle inspection report -- known better as a pre-trip inspection -- is designed to ensure a vehicle is in good working order and safe to take out on the road. Federal law requires a daily inspection, as well as a report to document the inspection, but does not require drivers to use any specific form. So what exactly are you looking for during a pre-trip inspection? These vital safety inspections have several key components.

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What is eDVIR?

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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?

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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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