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SHOP OPERATIONS
How digitizing driver
communication can improve
maintenance
Electronic driver vehicle inspection
reports can expedite the sharing of
critical maintenance information
throughout an operation, allowing
for planning, preparation, and
timely execution of service.
By Tyler Fussner
[ SHOP MANAGEMENT ]
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24 Fleet Maintenance | June 2021
requent topics of conversation in the commercial vehicle industry
revolve around the adoption of new vehicle technologies - the
driving force behind such conversations being that spec'ing technology
throughout the vehicle can help optimize performance,
reduce costs, and create a more efficient operation. Seemingly
left to the wayside of such conversations is the adoption of technologies
from an organization's operational standpoint: There
are technologies to incorporate in a fleet's organization that go
beyond vehicle specification which can impact the way those
interacting with the vehicles carry out their responsibilities.
Driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) are one such example.
Abandoning the pencil and paper method of yesteryear and
incorporating a digital platform to execute such a process can
reveal profound efficiencies for a fleet's organization across
multiple departments.
Building an eDVIR
Filling out a DVIR is second nature to drivers today. Transferring
to a digital process allows for some customization and flexibility
in the way DVIRs are completed. There are many ways fleets can
establish an electronic driver vehicle inspection report (eDVIR)
system. First, a fleet must have an idea of what they want their
eDVIR to include.
" Most of the things you are looking for in an eDVIR is anything
safety related, anything that could result in a citation, anything
that could impact the safety, the reputation, and the relationship
of the company to its customers, drivers, and the community in
general, " said Rick Bedard, CEO and founder of Cetaris.
" Most of the things you
are looking for in an eDVIR
is anything safety related,
anything that could result
in a citation, anything that
could impact the safety,
the reputation, and the
relationship of the company
to its customers, drivers, and
the community in general. "
Rick Bedard, CEO and founder, Cetaris

june2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of june2021

Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
Management: KPI fundamentals
Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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june2021 - Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
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june2021 - Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
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june2021 - Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
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june2021 - In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
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june2021 - Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
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june2021 - Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
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june2021 - Management: KPI fundamentals
june2021 - Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
june2021 - Fleet Parts & Components
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june2021 - Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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