Software and fleet management firm Fleetcheck is introducing a new version of its Vehicle Inspection App.
The new product will make its debut at the CV Show in April – the event where the original app, now used for more than 3,000 UK vehicle checks a day – made its debut two years ago.
The new app – which along with van inspections can also be used for cars, HGVs, buses and coaches - features upgrades such as support for languages commonly used among UK fleet drivers, a fit-to-drive declaration, enhanced damage, defect and collision reporting and shift recording.
It now also features an interface that allows users to access tyre pressure data for a wide range of vehicles to ensure drivers undertaking checks can easily check the correct level for their vehicle.
Fleetcheck managing director Peter Golding said: “Immediately from launch, the app found an important niche for fleets that needed a fast, accurate, DVSA compliant digital safety check tool.
“Over the last year or so, we identified several key areas for enhancements and took the decision to develop a completely new version, which we are proud to present for the first time at the CV Show.”
The app allows users to schedule, carry out, confirm, follow-up and audit all kinds of inspections from daily walkarounds to formal weekly or monthly checks.
It delivers a paper-free checking process, instant visibility of missed checks, uploading of relevant photos from drivers, bespoke checking for specialist equipment and automated mileage collection to enable accurate forward maintenance planning.
It also integrates with Fleetcheck’s fleet management software.
Golding added: “The app is, we believe, the most robust, simple-to-use and effective electronic method of replacing an old-school manual vehicle safety process available today.
“We have spent a long time ensuring that it works highly effectively in real world fleet situations where traditional safety processes can easily become a little ragged.
“The app creates an infrastructure that minimises the chances of errors occurring.”