It’s vital for fleet managers to verify the roadworthiness of each and every vehicle within their fleet. One significant way in which this is achieved is through the carrying out of driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs).

What is a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report Checklist?

A DVIR checklist comprises every aspect that should be covered in the process of such an inspection. Naturally, each fleet vehicle differs in their features and components. However, the FMCSA created a DVIR checklist which serves as a general guideline for fleet managers. This regards conducting checks concerning a vehicle’s:

  • Steering and brake mechanisms
  • Wheels, tyres, and rims
  • Air system
  • Mirrors
  • Windows
  • Lights
  • Reflectors
  • On-board safety equipment
  • Fifth-wheel coupling
  • Windshield wipers
  • Doors
  • Seatbelts
  • Horn
  • Fluid levels

Why are Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports Important?

DVIRs are important because they prove integral in detecting potential vehicle malfunctions. Consequently, these daily checks ensure that every vehicle within a fleet is safe to drive and inline with regulatory compliance by receiving maintenance when necessary. 

DVIRs are of particular fundamental importance in the UK and the U.S., where they are a legal requirement. As such, failure to carry out DVIRs can mean consequences such as fines and immobilisation of a vehicle until applicable repairs are fulfilled.

Electronic DVIR Solutions from MICHELIN Connected Fleet

Traditionally, DVIRs consisted of a driver going round their vehicle while checking every single item off of a paper form. There are inherent problems with this method, in that it is time-consuming alongside making it tedious for fleet managers to access the information.

For this reason, we at MICHELIN Connected Fleet have developed electronic DVIR solutions for commercial vehicle fleets. Digitising DVIRs allows fleet managers to expedite the entire procedure by making it easier for drivers to submit inspection findings, as well as for fleet managers to organise reports.

If you’re interested in integrating an electronic DVIR solution for your business, then be sure to contact us for details today. Our solutions provide you with comprehensive real-time visibility over the health status of your vehicle fleet so that you can rest assured regarding compliance, driver safety, and efficiency.