Software firm Pocket Box has launched a new fleet management product aimed at SMEs.

The web and app-based management tool is designed to streamline fleet-related tasks and processes, with the aim of ensuring vehicles are kept road legal and safe, while staff are fit and eligible to drive.

The Pocket Box Fleet dashboard and notification system collates essential vehicle and driver records, with supporting documentation, allowing managers to keep on top on key renewal dates, access electronic audit trails, and ensure a fleet is operating legally.

Reminders and alerts use traffic light colour-coding to pick out the most important tasks and draw attention to potential vehicle or driver issues, with the system able to keep users aware of vehicle servicing or maintenance requirements, as well as any imminent MOT, tax and insurance expiration dates. Licence details can also be monitored alongside a wide range of driver data, including accident records, training requirements, driving offences and medical issues.

In addition, the Pocket Box app enables drivers to electronically complete daily walkaround checks; report vehicle related issues; take photographs of damages and defects; and capture mileage data. It also includes a declaration form, so employees can confirm they are fit to drive and have not consumed unsafe levels of alcohol the previous day. All information is uploaded to the web-based software.

Pocket Box founder and CEO Jim Finnigan said: “We have created a flexible system that is highly customisable, scalable and affordable to meet the precise needs of SME fleets. 

“By automating processes and storing critical data electronically, Pocket Box Fleet dramatically reduces workload, cuts costs and eliminates human error, while keeping drivers safe, a business compliant and vehicles on the road. 

“Our development roadmap will result in additional functionality over the coming months, as well as integration with complementary fleet technologies and applications.”