FleetCheck’s Mobile App wins another ‘delicious’ fan…

Regular vehicle inspections are a vital element of fleet management.  Pre-use defect inspections are a prerequisite for both FORS and Van Excellence operating standards and for companies with a Vehicle Operators Licence, it is essential that they operate within the DVSA safety and maintenance guidelines.

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Why companies need to ensure drivers are carrying out walkaround checks

Increasingly at FleetCheck, we’re seeing evidence that drivers are treating essential walkaround checks on their company vehicles as a “tick box” exercise.

As you’ll know, these inspections should be carried out on a daily basis, ideally, and so it is perhaps inevitable that some degree of fatigue sets in. Drivers may just go through the motions rather than carry out a genuine inspection and do so for very human reasons – perhaps they are late to a meeting or the weather is poor.

However, it is the responsibility of employers to ensure that these checks are being done, especially if there is evidence that drivers’ attention is drifting over time.

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