ERoad has introduced ERoad Inspect, a paperless, in-vehicle Driver Vehicle Inspection Report reporting tool.

Inspect DVIR uses the ERoad in-vehicle ELD hardware to lead drivers through a simple and methodical inspection process, says Norm Ellis president of ERoad North America. Drivers can report defects through the Inspect tool, enter data and with a three-step certification process tractor and trailer unit defects can be resolved.

Using the ERoad in-vehicle device, Inspect leads the driver through the inspection process to help ensure that a vehicle or trailer is in a safe and optimal condition before and after operation. The DVIR includes several steps:

  • Vehicle Inspection — a guided inspection process using a series of one-touch interactions to report defects or damage
  • Defect Reports — a separate DVIR history, electronically signed by the driver and submitted to the carrier, for each tractor and trailer to quickly identify vehicles in danger of violating regulations or in need of maintenance
  • Corrective Action and Certification of Repairs — integrated communication between drivers and shops to certify that any defects listed on the DVIR that would affect the safe operation of the vehicle are repaired

“ERoad Inspect gives fleet owners, and fleet and safety managers, accurate information from drivers and visibility into the status of defects to ensure compliance with inspection regulations, reduce the complexity of meeting compliance needs and help focus on improving safety scores and operations,” said Blaine Holt, product manager at ERoad. “Knowing when a vehicle fails inspection and removing the unknown on what is happening with vehicles provides confidence that vehicles are compliant while on the road. Your drivers will be even more productive behind the wheel rather than spending time on inspection paperwork, and your entire team will be engaged in a safety-first culture that provides a safer environment for drivers and other motorists.”