Dated: 20 Sep, 2017
Fleetmaster has developed a brilliant App to assist with vehicle safety. Called Vehicle Check App, it is designed to ensure that company drivers take responsibility for the roadworthiness of their fleet vans. Using simple, step-by-step screens displayed on a mobile device, the driver is prompted to enter information on 28 vehicle checks covering everything from windows and bodywork to wipers and tyres. If defects are observed, these are recorded so that they can be attended to swiftly. Some screens request mandatory images to be uploaded to show the extent of the defect. Once the checks have been completed a report is automatically sent to a central administration system which has also been developed by Fleetmaster. The App has identified and helped to reduce illegal tyres usage by 80%.
The management interface consists of a number of dashboards that present users’ information. This gives the manager a snapshot of driving activity and the ‘health’ of the fleet.
The App and Management System have already been used extensively by British Gas (PH Jones) and helped Fleetmaster retain the Centrica Fleet Training and Licence Checking Contract for the next three years.
“We are delighted to have been awarded the Centrica Fleet. Training and Licence Checking Contract for the next three years. This is a testament to the quality of training we provide. This is the fourth consecutive time we have won the contract to deliver fleet training and first aid. The addition of our Vehicle Check App will make a positive contribution to the safety of drivers,” said Jamie Boocock, Director, Fleetmaster.