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Body damage heads list of most common CV safety check issues, reports FleetCheck

Body damage heads list of most common CV safety check issues, reports FleetCheck

Body damage heads the list of the top five most common issues identified during commercial vehicle safety checks, according to new research by software specialist FleetCheck.
 
It is followed by windscreen damage, mechanical noises, failed bulbs and internal damage.
 
The results are based on 210,000 checks completed since the start of 2017 using the company’s Mobile App, which is designed to provide a simple yet robust way of carrying out essential commercial vehicle safety checks.
 
Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, said: “The data produced provides a useful insight into the kind of issues that fleets encounter when making safety checks.
 
“Certainly, the problems being identified could have a material effect on the safety of the commercial vehicles being used and illustrate the importance of making checks.”
 
The research also showed that the most common time for checks was 7-8am with a further peak around 4-5pm. Each check took an average of 95 seconds - although the type of check did vary widely for vehicle type.