Driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) might be required but that doesn’t mean every fleet does them well or uses them wisely. If your drivers need help getting them done, and you spend too much time tracking down reports or trying to decipher them, you’re not alone. DVIRs are only useful when they’re completed, accurate, and dealt with immediately.
Here’s how to get more out of your DVIRs.
Ditch the Paper Reports
If you’re still using paper, it’s time to upgrade to the 21st century. Electronic DVIRs (eDVIRs) make managing your fleet and trucks easier than ever. All of the problems of paper reporting — missed reports, illegible handwriting, the time it takes to receive them — are eliminated. You have exactly what you need at your fingertips through your fleet management system.
Don’t have a fleet management system that offers electronic reports? Gorilla Safety can help.
Fix Problems Faster
The purpose of driver inspections is to catch problems sooner rather than later. The last thing you want is a truck to be taken out of service at a roadside inspection because of a fixable problem. With an eDVIR, you can see a problem faster and make decisions in real-time. Major repairs are scheduled and completed more quickly, and you can schedule minor repairs at other times. But you’re working with current information and can deal with issues faster.
With the eDVIR through Gorilla Safety, drivers and mechanics can work together. Drivers report the problems, mechanics diagnose them, and repair decisions are made faster. No more waiting for answers while problems go unfixed and only get worse.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Making fleet management easier and more efficient is always the goal. Your job is already difficult enough. When a tool saves you time, it’s worth using. eDVIRs do exactly that. Drivers can quickly complete inspection reports, reducing the typical reasons they “forget” to do them. You have easy to access records of every report. Not only does that help you make better decisions for trucks, but you know your drivers are always in compliance.
At the same time, repairs are made in a timely fashion, saving money in terms of service repairs and unnecessary violations and fines. Your drivers aren’t using vehicles that are falling apart. Regular maintenance keeps your fleet on the road more. Costs go down. Time is saved. Everyone is happier.
Ready to update your DVIRs and actually have them work for you, instead of the other way around? Sign up with Gorilla Safety today to find out how our eDVIRs make managing your fleet easier than ever.