Truckfile launches handheld driver’s walk around check 20 January 2012

Magic Internet Technologies, which develops Internet-based systems for compliance in the HGV market, has released a handheld drivers walk around check system.

The system links to the company's Truckfile fleet and workshop management system database and allows operators' drivers to use smartphone or tablet devices to perform their checks.

Magic Internet managing director Paul Clarke says it means that Truckfile users can enable a specific check for any vehicle to achieve operator compliance.

QR codes – a type of matrix bar barcode designed for the automotive industry – are used to identify the vehicle, the driver and the inspection points around the vehicle, he explains.

"Drivers have to go to the inspection point and scan the code which then presents the checks required," explains Clarke.

"Any defects found are immediately sent through the Truckfile system and on to a relevant manager. At the end of the check, which has to be fully completed, drivers are asked to confirm the vehicle is safe to drive," he adds.

A full history of each timed check is then stored on the vehicle's Truckfile, where an authorised user can view it 24/7. The system records the complete check cycle, defect reporting and rectification in-line with VOSA recommendations for electronic checks. The last seven days of checks are kept on the handheld device for driver reference.

"Truckfile has been designed for use with any type of asset where a safety check is required and because of the locator bar codes it ensures the driver walks around the vehicle," says Clarke. "It can be very cost effective as it can use existing smart phones or tablets."

John Challen

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