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New features announced for FleetCheck vehicle inspection app

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FleetCheck’s vehicle inspection app will receive two upgrades providing “practical and effective improvements” for fleets and their drivers.

The product was originally launched five years ago and has since been used to complete more than 12.7 million individual truck, bus, van and car walkaround safety checks.

Upgrades will include a new trip recorder feature which is designed to allow employees to manually record journeys made for business purposes in the app that can be allocated to individual cost centres.

It has been created for fleets that have extensive grey fleet operations.

Meanwhile, a QR code generator will allow a unique QR code to be created and attached to each fleet vehicle, removing the need to manually key in the registration, which can sometimes lead to data errors.

Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, says that the product has become its most successful ever in terms of usage.

“The enhancements we are unveiling in 2023 are representative of our approach to the app,” he continued. “The new features are very much the kind of practical and effective improvements that we see as a FleetCheck hallmark.”

The Vehicle Inspection App creates the means for drivers and fleet managers to schedule, carry out, confirm, follow-up and audit all kinds of legally-required inspections from daily walkarounds to weekly or monthly checks.

The product has been continually enhanced, notably to incorporate features such as a Van Driver Safety Toolkit created by Driving for Better Business; support for languages commonly used among UK fleet drivers; a fit-to-drive declaration; an improved trailer inspection routine; an option for employees to view documentation and policies; and enhanced damage, defect and collision reporting.

Golding said: “Over the last few years, there has been a general increased awareness of the importance of this kind of digital safety check product and the huge benefits they offer over paper-based systems, especially among commercial vehicle fleets.

“We have been well-placed to take advantage of this trend and our app has become arguably a market leader.”

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