Technicians enjoy a number of benefits from the Verifier Fleet Maintenance Management Solution. Four areas where they see the most benefit is in the inspection process, diagnostics, submission and sharing of fleet data, and in their ability to follow-up.
Benefits to technicians who use the Verifier Fleet Maintenance Management System.
During inspections, Technicians are given clear direction for inspections. Technicians are given lists of items to inspect on each side of the vehicle along with TMC (Technology & Maintenance Council) best practices. These TMC best practices provide the technician with clear information as to how to inspect a given item and how to determine if an item has passed or failed. These inspection processes can be fully customized by vehicle, vehicle type, inspection type, and the unique needs of the organization or any government entity.
From the tablet, Technicians can take accurate notes for anything that they would like to call attention to. In addition to notes, Technicians can include photos which can be taken for any portion of the inspection and are included automatically when the inspection is submitted. With the tablet and Trailer Interface, Technicians have full control over the trailer, and can use the Trailer Interface to turn on individual electrical circuits, inspect air systems, activate brakes to measure brake slacks, observe brake motion, and check individual lights if needed.
Portions of the inspection are automated or semi-automated. With the addition of the Verifier Trailer Interface, the technician does not need to take time to manually read the electrical, air, or ABS information and enter that into their report. The Trailer Interface automates this portion of the inspection and collects this data for use in the inspection report.
The Verifier Fleet Maintenance Management Solution comes with the Verifier Tire Tool, which produces accurate tread depth and air pressure readings that are automatically included in the inspection reports. The tire tool can be used independently of the Trailer Interface to create a Fleet Tire Management Solution.
All automated, semi-automated, and manually entered data is combined and submitted to the cloud via the tablet. The automated and semi-automated tools increase accuracy for all entered data.
In addition to the automated data received from the Trailer Interface and Tire Tool, start and end times for inspections are kept and included in each inspection result. These results can be used to identify opportunities to optimize workflow, increase training, billing, or cost justifications.
Real Clear Diagnostics
Vehicle diagnostics generally takes a well-trained technician and lots of time. Technicians are forced to “try” fixes, though they may not have adequate information to make an accurate diagnosis but know that this fix worked last time and may work again this time. Each instance is unique and the fixes or repairs can be just as unique.
With the Verifier Fleet Maintenance Management System, the guesswork is taken out of the technician’s hands and clarified. Every fault, electrical short, air issue, visible damage, and issue identified by the technician is called out and placed into a single, easily-read report. These reports and the accompanying data are placed on the cloud upon submission. Technicians and Managers can access the inspection reports for reprint, archive, and reference for quick and easy decision making.
Vehicle Inspections Made Easy with Direct & Automated Submissions
The benefits to Technicians don’t stop at the inspection. As a Technician submits an inspection to the cloud, each piece of the inspection is combined to create a clear inspection report which can be printed and stored with the vehicle in question. The inspections are also stored on the cloud for recall whenever and wherever the Technician may need them. These inspection reports are easily shared via emailing the PDF report to a colleague. If a colleague has a cloud account, they can simply log in and view reports for any vehicle and print or share these reports as needed.
All Verifier Fleet Maintenance Management Solutions D.O.T. Inspection Reports fully comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 396. Included with this compliance is a signature by the Technician certifying that the vehicle was inspected in compliance with 49 CFR Part 396. Inspections and reports can be customized to meet state and local requirements.
Quick and Direct Follow-Up
Technician follow-up doesn’t get much easier than this. If a vehicle passes the inspection, the Technician has nothing further they are required to do, other than what may be required within their standard operating procedures.
If a vehicle did not pass inspection or there were items in need of further investigation, technicians can easily share reports with decision makers so repairs or items of interest may be inspected further. Reports include all photos and additional notes that a Technician may determine are necessary for a decision maker to make an accurate determination of need.
Once an item has been investigated further or repaired, Technicians are able to reopen the inspection report in question and go directly to the item that caused alarm. If a visual inspection, technicians can simply mark that point as “Good” and resubmit the inspection. If the item is an automated or semi-automated step, they can restart the automated step and or simply enter any reading that would make the item pass scrutiny.
No longer will technicians be faced with digging through endless file cabinets and folders to find previous inspection reports or data. If any question arises or further information is needed about any vehicle inspection, technicians easily retrieve these via the cloud service where each of their submitted inspections are stored. Inspections are searchable by many different criteria and can be sorted to meet the need of the user. These reports can be easily shared or reprinted to meet the ever evolving needs of the technician and their colleagues.
The benefits to the Technician with a tool like this are immense. There are also a few which may not be listed here. Among these benefits is the ease of use, clear direction, accurate reporting, painless communications, and effortless record keeping.
Automated Inspection Items
- Electrical Circuit Information Collected
- General Condition
- Air Information Collected
- Emergency Air
- Beginning Pressure
- Pressure Loss During Test
- Service Air
- Beginning Pressure
- Pressure Loss During Test
- Emergency Air
- ABS Information Collected
- Source/Test Voltage
- ECU Voltage
- Searl Number
Semi-Automated Inspection Items
- Tire Air Pressure
- Tire Condition
- Tread Depth
Inspection Reports are Searchable By
- Trailer ID
- Inspector’s Name
- Unit Type
- Road Ready Status
- Inspection Site/Location
- Start & End Date
- Inspection Date Range
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