Jaama will be showcasing new functionality introduced to its MyVehicle at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2018.
The app was unveiled at last year’s CV Show and since then, Jaama has reported that customers with a combined total of more than 100,000 drivers have procured the tool.
The apps added functionality aims to reduce van and HGV downtime to ensure “maximum compliance”.
Those features include:
- ‘MyVehicle App’ retaining a historic record of vehicle defects. If a DVSA enforcement officer stop a vehicle, the driver is in possession of a defect history record so reducing downtime and paperwork.
- Drivers being able to take a photo of a ‘critical’ defect and attach ‘off-road’ status. That in turn, via auto-triggering will create an ‘urgent job’ alert in Jaama’s multi award-winning web-based vehicle, driver and workshop management solution Key2.
- A facility that combines ‘non-urgent’ vehicle defects notified by drivers into one job thus reducing vehicle downtime. Rule sets within Key2 will link such reported defects together and where applicable to a vehicle service or MoT if imminent.
- The ability to log ‘nil vehicle defects’. The additional function provides an audit trail of all vehicle checks irrespective of whether any defect was spotted.
- Drivers being restricted from adding a vehicle if they do not have the required licence categories to drive it, for example if not holding an HGV licence. The preventative measure is designed to maximise compliance and links from the applicable licence categories section in Key2’s ‘asset type manager’.
Jaama developed the new functionality in response to the launch of DVSA’s Earned Recognition pilot last year.
Jaama’s managing director Martin Evans said: “The Earned Recognition Scheme initiative is designed to reduce the number of vehicle roadside checks by DVSA enforcement officers.
“Roadside checks typically have an impact on business efficiency because they inevitably result in delays and subsequent fines from customers for missing allocated time slots.
"Additionally, vehicle defects found in checks can result in legal action and trigger a chain reaction nightmare for bosses.
“Jaama is committed to further improving standards within the commercial vehicle operating sector.
"Regulatory compliance is essential for all commercial vehicle fleets and that can prove administratively burdensome without the solutions in place to efficiently and effectively manage vehicles and drivers.”