Lytx launched its driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) solution in July 2022 to help fleets quickly and easily maintain brake systems and a compliant vehicle. It provides drivers and fleet managers with a comprehensive electronic report option for vehicles outside the ELD mandate.
It also includes a customizable checklist that can be seamlessly accessed through the Lytx Driver App and Lytx Account. Drivers simply sign into the Driver App using their existing Lytx account to complete each inspection from their smartphone or tablet.
To enhance reports and help technicians better understand issues with a vehicle or trailer, drivers can upload photos and up to three seconds of video.
New DVIR Enhancements
To further help fleets stay on top of their brake systems and overall vehicle safety, Lytx DVIR has recently added four new enhancements that Lytx said can help drivers and fleet managers perform more thorough and proactive reporting and further streamline their maintenance programs.
The enhancements are:
- Walkaround photos – Drivers can now be instructed to capture and submit four walkaround photos via the Driver App, giving managers a more complete 360-degree view of the current condition of the vehicle.
- Multiple inspection lists – Managers who require periodic supplemental inspections can now create multiple lists for select vehicles and trailers that direct drivers to inspect specific items.
- Email notifications – To avoid constantly checking each individual DVIR, managers can stay on top of key issues by opting to receive new proactive email notifications that can be customized based on specific items, such as the type of vehicle defect.
- Scheduler enhancement – For fleet managers who prefer more flexibility and customization when scheduling periodic inspections, the new scheduler enhancement tool allows for routine maintenance inspections to be set up in advance and tracked for a specific time period such as daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Managing Operating Costs
Whether the goal is to cut costs, save time, improve efficiencies, increase safety, or all of the above, Lytx said its DVIR provides customizable options for fleets of all shapes and sizes looking to simplify and digitally transform their operations.
Enabling drivers to more easily identify issues can help companies reduce downtime and save money on costly maintenance and compliance violations, Lytx said.
A properly inspected vehicle also reduces the chances of equipment failure and highway crashes caused by vehicle component malfunctions such as faulty brake systems, according to Lytx.