Fleet Forward LLP has launched a multi-faceted software solution operating on Android smartphone and Android PDA.
Vehicle Check, Fleet Forward is linked to a web portal via which managers can view driver walkaround checks, harsh braking events, GPS tracked locations of drivers and fleet utilisation.
The driver vehicle check tool helps monitor roadworthiness.
It requires drivers to complete a walkaround vehicle check before journeys reporting nil defects/defects to their depot quickly and easily.
Mileage readings are also noted enabling appropriate maintenance scheduling.
The driver behaviour tool monitors and records locations of harsh braking events in real-time by drivers and can play a role in training a safety conscious workforce.
The vehicle utilisation tool monitors driver locations in real-time and records utilisation by depot, highlighting potential savings.
Tanya Blake, communications officer at Fleet Forward LLP, said: “We saw the need for a multi-dimensional app within the fleet industry and wanted to deliver it using existing technologies.
“Fleet managers have an increasingly complex role, ensuring compliance, safety and maximising return on investment.
"For the price of a cup of tea, the app has you plugged into a wealth of easily-accessible information and can drastically reduce the administrative burden and deliver a safer, more productive fleet.”