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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Inspecting your vehicle is probably something you know you should do, but mostly likely something you don't do often enough. In the major markets we operate in the commercial vehicle is classified as part of the workplace. Operators must ensure the work place is a safe environment for staff and vehicles are no exception! To ensure this you must firstly force your drivers to conduct vehicle inspections before every shift and secondly have a robust system in place so that you and your management team are notified in real-time to any defects. Only a digital platform such as Whip Around will afford this crucial requirement.
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Do you manage a fleet of trucks or other vehicles? If you do, you should be using the latest technology to help you organize your fleet and save you time and money. We have developed a mobile app that allows you to communicate with your vehicle drivers remotely. The drivers will be able to conduct regular inspections and send you the results in real time. All reports can be stored in the cloud, making them accessible wherever you are from any device. Here are some benefits to using our app.
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Each year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts International Roadcheck, a three-day enforcement program targeting commercial motor vehicles. This year's International Roadcheck focused on tire safety and increased tire failures on commercial trucks. Recently released results from the event found that tire violations accounted for 18.5% of out-of-service violations. This is an increase over 2015 (13.9%) and 2014 (13.8%).