LCV fleet managers could benefit from the launch of new artificial intelligence (AI) powered technology that helps drivers carry out health checks in minutes.
The new tool from Digital INNK allows the driver to carry out and submit a real-time vehicle walkaround. It also enables the records of health checks and notifications to be stored and made visible through a cloud platform.
According to the Freight of Transport Association, having just one LCV van off the road can cost a company up to £727 per day. While unplanned vehicle off-road time (VOR) occurs on average five or six times per vehicle per year.
Angela Montacute, Chief Executive of Digital INNK, said: “When it comes to commercial vehicles, it’s essential to keep your fleet on the road. Vehicle off-road time from compliance tasks can impact a fleet’s efficiency and impact the bottom line.
“We’ve designed the Health Check tool within our ViSN platform to be simple to use, and tasks can be completed in minutes. It means more time on the road for drivers and better compliance rates for fleet managers.”
Additionally, any SMR tasks identified in the health check can be instantly booked to an approved network of suppliers, where garages receive an automatically generated job sheet. Jobs can also be proactively managed around a vehicle’s schedule.
The technology can be tailored to each company’s requirements with health checks set to a daily, weekly and monthly basis.