Body damage tops list on vehicle safety checks18 April 2018

Body damage is the most common issue identified during commercial vehicle safety checks, followed by windscreen damage, mechanical noises, failed bulbs and internal damage.

That’s according to software firm FleetCheck, which has analysed the results of 210,000 checks carried out by operators using its mobile app.

The research also shows that the most common time for checks is 7am-8am with another peak around 4pm-5pm. Each check takes an average of 95 seconds – although the type of check does vary by vehicle type.

FleetCheck’s mobile app can be used to schedule, carry out, confirm, follow-up and audit all kinds of inspections for HGVs, vans, buses and coaches – from daily walkarounds to formal weekly or monthly checks.

The app is compliant with DVSA safety and maintenance guidelines, and integrates with FleetCheck’s fleet management software.

Peter Golding (pictured), managing director at the Malmesbury-based firm, said: “The app has proven to be one of our most successful products ever, delivering a robust, easy-to-use and effective electronic method of replacing an old school manual commercial vehicle safety check.

“We spent a long time in development ensuring that it works highly effectively in real-world fleet situations where safety processes can easily become a little ragged. The app creates an infrastructure that minimises the chances of this occurring, creating genuine safety gains.”

Laura Cork

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