Vehicle check app released allowing businesses to manage their fleet in real time
Radius Payment Solutions has
launched a bespoke vehicle check app for businesses which it hopes will save
fleets time and money by both improving health and safety and reducing vehicle
Integrated with the company’s online vehicle management
portal, Velocity, and its Kinesis telematics system, the app can help identify
issues with vehicles, before they become a major problem.
The Velocity Vehicle Check has been designed to make it
easier for both drivers and fleet managers to ensure all business vehicles are
legally compliant and safe to drive on UK roads.
The launch comes after a campaign by Highways England found
traffic officers dealt with more than 85,000 breakdowns on roads they patrolled
every year. Over the past two years, it identified more than 40% of breakdowns
were caused by issues including; poor tyre maintenance, running out of fuel,
power loss and engine trouble, all of which could have been diagnosed and
avoided with Radius’ new app, it is claimed.
Currently, HGV vehicle walk around checks are mandatory by
law in Ireland with the UK government planning to make them a legal requirement
by June 2018.
Bill Holmes, chief executive at Radius Payment Solutions,
said: “We are launching a bespoke vehicle check app for our customers to ensure
the condition of their vehicles is safe enough for use on our roads.
“With more than 10,000 minor accidents occurring each day,
we want to equip businesses with the best tools for the job. This technology
will ensure checks are made on vehicles, making sure they are running without
fault and meeting all legal requirements. In addition to this, the tool is
completely free and should cut costs to businesses by reducing downtime and
“Built into our web-based system, Velocity, fleet managers
can now rest assured their drivers are carrying out the necessary checks in
real time, making the administration processes easier, as well as contributing
to safer roads in the UK.”
The app offers a holistic system to ensure vehicles are well
maintained and streamlines the checking process for businesses by enabling
automated, paperless reports which can be reviewed by fleet managers in real
The system works for all vehicle types with fleet managers
setting up automated questions for drivers to process before getting behind the
wheel. Fleet managers are able to differentiate these questions depending on
the vehicle to ensure all the necessary checks are carried out and all vehicles
are legally compliant.
For any queries which have been rejected by the driver, such
as a faulty brake light, the driver is able to upload an image through the app
as evidence. On completion, checks can be submitted and processed and any
issues generate an alert, enabling fleet managers to check live reports on
The Vehicle Checker app can
be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or via Google Play.