Apps for automating driver’s daily walk-round checks and defect reporting cut out the paperwork and time involved to confirm that a vehicle is safe to leave the depot and ensure that compliance data is centralised, thereby maximising the time that your vehicles and drivers are out on the road. On the PDA, the TranSend app forces driver and vehicle checks for duty of care compliance, before leaving the depot.
With the TranSend app, vehicle checks are performed electronically via the PDA at the start and end of the day, including odometer readings as well as GPS distance and fuel pumped.
The standard PDA app includes a vehicle check and defect reporting procedure that complies with DVSA guidelines* with walk-around checks and vehicle defect reporting in real time.
The application also has the ability to provide health and safety notifications and other location-specific driver notification and assessment.
This simplifies the process of collecting data, eliminates the risk of missing paperwork and means that your drivers spend more time out on the road.
Incident and Accident Recording
When incidents occur, the PDA guides the driver through the incident and accident recording process.
If the incident is a road traffic accident the PDA screens guide the driver through categorisation of the type and location of the incident, enables the collection of any witness contact details and provides a structure for driver comments and supporting photographs, taken using the PDA camera.
If the incident is at a delivery/patient location the system again enables recording of the type/severity of event together with driver comments and photography.
*DVSA Guide to maintaining roadworthiness: This guide clearly sets out your responsibilities and is full of helpful advice on maintenance procedures, what checks and monitoring systems to put in place and good record-keeping.