EROAD has introduced EROAD Inspect, an in-vehicle Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) reporting tool.
“Inspect DVIR uses the same EROAD in-vehicle ELD hardware used to ensure Hours of Service logs compliance to lead drivers through a simple and methodical inspection process,” said Norm Ellis, president of EROAD North America. “Drivers reporting defects on Inspect save time on data entry, and with a three-step certification process tractor and trailer unit defects are resolved more quickly, with fewer errors giving you faster turnaround on repairs.”
Using the EROAD in-vehicle device, Inspect leads the driver through the inspection process to help ensure that a vehicle or trailer is in a safe and optimal condition before and after operation. The DVIR includes several steps, which are as follows according to EROAD:
- Vehicle Inspection — a guided inspection process using a series of simple one-touch interactions to report defects or damage;
- Defect Reports — a separate DVIR history, electronically signed by the driver and submitted to the carrier, for each tractor and trailer to quickly identify vehicles in danger of violating regulations or in need of maintenance; and
- Corrective Action and Certification of Repairs — integrated communication between drivers and shops to certify that any defects listed on the DVIR that would affect the safe operation of the vehicle are repaired.