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Should a fleet decide to ditch the pen and pad
and adopt electronic driver vehicle inspection
reports (eDVIRs), there are plenty of options
available to choose from; selecting the appropriate
solution depends on a few factors regarding
the fleet's composition and existing assets.
" If I am not using a paper and pencil, then what
will I be using? " a fleet might ask. It depends.
If there is a cab-mounted electronic logging
device (ELD) in the vehicle, chances are it has
the capacity for eDVIR integration. Beyond the
ELD however, there are options to incorporate
a mobile device to carry out driver reporting.
Teletrav Navman | Director Platform
An in-cab tablet has the option to perform
eDVIRs separately or to integrate with the ELD.
Geotab | Drive
Users can enable DVIRs within the ELD
Verizon Connect | ELD-integrated offering
A " simpler " eDVIR offering, typically used
by small businesses, that is a standard
checklist integrated into the ELD.
Trimble Transportation | TMT
A standalone application that can be
used by drivers to complete eDVIRs.
Verizon Connect | Mobile app
The company's flagship eDVIR solution
deploys customizable safety checklists.
Ryder | RyderGyde
RyderGyde is Ryder's platform for eDVIRs,
based on a mobile application for drivers' use.
Teletrav Navman | TN360 Platform
A flexible, customizable eDVIR solution delivering
adjustable reporting templates.
Cetaris | Mobile app
A feature-rich mobile app that
offers customizable reports
and inspection programming.
» Dashboards offer a familiar access point for critical maintenance data gathered through eDVIRs.
Photo courtesy of Geotab
" There are specific items that are required by
the Department of Transportation that must be
inspected, " said Kevin Aires, global leader of product
success at Verizon Connect. " But, above and
beyond that, it is really important that businesses
think about what else makes their fleet safe. That
depends on the company and what they do and
the services they provide customers; that could
depend on the types of vehicles they have. "
Providers understand these needs, and accordingly
offer both standard template formats for
eDVIRs and customizable reports for fleets to
accommodate specific items. Take electric vehicle
inspections, for example.
" A lot more [queries are raised] around the
battery, some questions that we wouldn't be
asking in a diesel situation, but we need to be
asking those upfront depending on the vehicle, "
Mike Bosch, senior director of digital technology
at Ryder, explained of RyderGyde's eDVIRs.
" As we are getting more and more mixed fleets,
and over time I think we will have a mix of both
EV and diesel, as well as some other alternative
fuels out there, we have really been focused on
the experience of how we can consolidate that and
make that a single experience across the board for
the drivers and for the fleet managers as well, "
Bosch said of standardizing eDVIRs according to
Trimble Transportation offers flexibility in the
form of adjustable template reports.
" You can have different inspections for different
types of vehicles, " said Renaldo Adler, industry
principal - asset maintenance for Trimble
Transportation. " The inspection for a tractor
is different than the inspection for a trailer, it
could be different for a service truck or a pickup
and delivery, versus a Class 8 tractor and trailer,
or a flatbed, the list goes on ... [The DVIR] can
be customized by the customer by the type of
equipment they are trying to inspect. [DVIRs are]
provided through templates, and then you can add
to and change those. "
Telectrav Navman's eDVIR solution, within the
TN360 Platform, offers customization options.
Furthermore, there is the ability for fleets to create
their own templates to assign to specific assets.
" Say you have a crane truck, and a crane truck
has a bunch of different items that your normal
truck doesn't have because it is outfitted differently, "
said Oswaldo " Ozzie " Flores, product manager
at Teletrac Navman. " As an organization, you can
go in there and customize
[the DVIR form], add those
additional fields, and save
that as a template. "
Photo courtesy of Geotab
customization is a critical
component for fleets to
remain agile in establishing
safety reports according
to their current needs.
" What we saw during
the pandemic is that safety
took on a new meaning, "
Aires stated. " We
think about safety for our
drivers in terms of road
safety, but all of a sudden,
companies started thinking
about the safety of
my employee in terms
of their health. We saw a
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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
Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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