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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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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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Why Should My Company Do Daily Vehicle Inspections?

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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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Paper versus Digital? The Value of Electronic Inspection Reports

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Whip Around's electronic DVIR software
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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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