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New safety app for commercial vehicles to be launched by FleetCheck

New safety app for commercial vehicles to be launched by FleetCheck

A new app created to provide a robust way of carrying out essential commercial vehicle safety checks is the second new product to be announced by FleetCheck for launch at next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show.

Designed for vans, HGVs, buses and coaches, the Walkaround Check App creates the means to schedule, carry out, confirm, follow-up and audit all kinds of inspections from daily walkarounds to formal weekly or monthly checks.
 
It delivers a paper-free checking process, instant visibility of missed checks, uploading of relevant photos from drivers, bespoke checking for specialist equipment and automated mileage collection to enable accurate forward maintenance planning.
 
The Walkaround Check App integrates with FleetCheck’s fleet management software, which is already in use by more than 500 customers operating 50,000 vehicles, providing a complete commercial vehicle safety solution.
 
Peter Golding, managing director, FleetCheck, said: “The new app is, we believe, probably one of the most robust, simple-to-use and effective electronic method of replacing an old school manual commercial vehicle safety process available today.
 
“We have spent a long time 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.
 
“Also, we have designed it to be fully compliant with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency safety and maintenance guide, meaning that it will help fleets to meet their legal obligations.”
 
The Walkaround Check App will be launched alongside Policy Manager, an industry-first automated fleet policy platform designed to guide companies of all sizes, but especially SMEs, through creating a compliant and operationally effective framework for their fleets.

Mr Golding said: “In today’s culture of heightened legal awareness, many companies are concerned about their degree of compliance and what would happen if they were faced with an investigation following a road accident.
 
“Policy Manager is designed to allay these fears by giving companies straightforward tools, processes and guidance that will create a complete fleet health and safety infrastructure.

“The software provides a pathway that guides fleet managers through the fundamentals of creating a highly compliant written fleet policy, whether you already have some elements in place or are starting from scratch.”

This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show is once again being held at the NEC in Birmingham, from April 25-27.