Advantages to digital driver checks

As an essential job that is repeated before every journey, your reputation depends on driver's checks being done correctly and accurately to maintain the standards that your business reputation depends on.

Here are 5 advantages to going digital with your digital driver checks.

  1. Streamlined Safety Compliance - Transitioning to digital driver checks ensures thorough inspections for potential safety issues before vehicles hit the road. This promotes adherence to safety regulations, reducing the risk of accidents and creating a safer working environment for drivers and others on the road. 
  2. Real-Time Maintenance and Repairs - Digital walkaround checks enable real-time reporting of vehicle defects. With instant notifications, the maintenance team can swiftly schedule repairs and preventive maintenance, preventing minor problems from escalating into costly breakdowns. 
  3. Efficient Record-Keeping - Embracing digital driver walkaround checks streamlines record-keeping processes. All check results are digitally stored, providing a clear audit trail and easy access to historical data for compliance reporting and analysis. 
  4. Optimised Fleet Performance - Regular digital driver checks contribute to better overall fleet performance. Vehicles in top condition experience fewer breakdowns, leading to increased uptime, enhanced productivity, reduced downtime, and improved operational efficiency. 
  5.  Cost Savings and Sustainability - Going digital with driver checks helps reduce unexpected repair costs and extends the lifespan of fleet vehicles. Proactively identifying and addressing issues translates to significant savings on repair expenses and minimises unnecessary downtime. Additionally, reducing paper usage contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to fleet management.

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Why use Accelerator for your Digital Driver Walkaround Checks?

  • Drivers can carry out checks using a phone or tablet.
  • Images or videos can be added to the check.
  • It eliminates the need for paper.
  • Digital Checks record the distance the driver has moved around the vehicle to confirm the check has been done thoroughly.
  • Reported defects can be scheduled in for maintenance.
  • It links to Accelerator Fleet and Management System so there is no need to re-enter the information.

For an in depth look at Digital Drivers Checks and how they can be used to gain DVSA compliance visit