Robby Arnold is the Vice President of Maintenance for Andrews Logistics in Southlake, Texas. Andrews has a fleet of 750 trailers and 350 tractors operating out of 14 sites.
His first Verifier System was installed at La Porte, TX in 2016 and now has 7 more Verifier System’s submitting reports at satellite operations. As a result, more than 500 reports (and growing) are submitted monthly including trailers, tractors, and tires. Official DOT reports, custom periodic reports, and tire reports are stored in his Verifier platform allowing easy report recovery and data mining.
In the beginning, the report management became the most noticeable benefit for the clerical staff reducing paper shuffling and lost reports. Since the reports are immediately logged in the cloud platform, daily activity is accessible, and Robby has up to date fleet snapshots for improved oversight.
As the library grows with the reports and more information is available, Robby will be able to identify issues that may be site or fleet related such as managing tire wear and maintenance practices. The data is stored by vehicle report but is available for detailed reports such as technician activity, component issues, and vehicle profiles giving a wide access for analytics. A long-term benefit is new vehicle specifications.
Robby has the flexibility to design periodic inspection reports enforcing company concerns as well as official DOT reports. The Verifier tablet has the features of taking photos, reading bar codes, and making notes for confirmation that an item was addressed by the technician. He is considering bar coding labels to be placed on critical items for assurance.
New Verifier features are constantly in process such as creating a Hazmat app, reducing paperwork and being able to recover reports easily.
Andrews Logistics has experienced a huge benefit with an improved CSA score that Robby contributes to the Verifier identifying pending issues in the shop rather than on the road. In case of a road incident, vehicle reports are immediately available anywhere with authorized access.