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