JCT600 VLS launches unique new driver app
JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions (VLS) has developed a new
fully driver centric app for use by drivers employed by its customers’
Known as ‘driveVLS’, the app brings together all of the key
information about the driver, their vehicle and the lease contract in a
stand-alone app for use on IOS or android devices.
The specially developed app also gives company car taxation
information, industry news and a ‘Find My Nearest’ function, so that JCT600 VLS
drivers have all the information they need about their specific vehicle in a
single, easy to use app.
The app is available free of charge from the App Store or
Google Play and, once installed, drivers will receive their own personal
security log in details to enable them to access their specific car and driver
information. A short instruction video is available via JCT600’s website
and YouTube to help drivers learn about its range of functions.
Brian Kirby, business support director at JCT600 VLS, which operates a fleet of 7,000 vehicles, said: “We
saw a need for a truly driver centric app, one that would bring together key
details about the driver, the vehicle and the contract details whilst also
giving taxation information and industry news in a single location at the touch
of a finger.
“As innovators in the industry, we were keen to be first to
market with such an offering and launched driveVLS in early March, initially to
a test sample of 3,000 drivers. The app has been very well received and we
plan to roll it out across all of our fleet drivers by the end of June. Work
is already underway on phase two of the app which will offer even more
functions, such as a business journey tracker enabling the driver to
automatically calculate his or her monthly business mileage claims.”
driveVLS is also being nominated for a number of key
technical awards as it is unique in being a true app which sits on separate
servers which are fed updates from the company’s core system every 30 minutes,
ensuring that all of the data is fully up to date. It also uses push
notifications advising drivers when vehicle servicing or an MoT is due and
servicing, repair or tyre replacement bookings can be made directly through the
app, even when there is no phone or internet connectivity. The driver can also
submit up to date mileage information back to JCT600.
driveVLS also powers JCT600’s new ‘Grey Fleet’ management
service which allows clients to ensure drivers who use their own vehicles on
company business are legally compliant. Drivers are able to upload ‘duty of
care’ critical documents such as insurance certificates via the phone’s camera
and there is also a visual check list allowing them to confirm that important
checks such as tyre pressure and depth are being carried out regularly.