We are always discussing the undeniable benefits of daily driver walkaround checks and the optimisation of safety, by keeping vehicles in good shape to avoid constant reparations, because we know there are still companies out there that only focus on safety, reactively.
To try to convince those who are still not aware of how walkaround checks could actually benefit their fleets (despite the fact that walkaround checks are a legal requirement), we have prepared a list of some of the more pragmatic benefits of daily driver walkaround checks… but pay attention; you might actually enjoy some of them if you have a sound, efficient process in place. Let’s begin!
#1 - Set up an effective process with driver training
Doing walkaround checks is fairly straightforward and easy to grasp for most drivers, but if you have a standardised process, an “ambassador” and a walk-through tour with a designated person demonstrating the pace of the whole procedure, you will ensure everything is done in a realistic time frame. Furthermore, time isn’t wasted teaching the process every time or having drivers mechanically checking off each box one by one, making the whole exercise much more efficient.
#2 - Administration time
This is probably one of the hidden costs in the process; if not well organised it could really lead to more time wasted:
Who is distributing the checklists?
Who is keeping records?
Who is communicating with the garage—is it the fleet manager or the driver?
Who decides what needs to be repaired, and when?
If you have setup the basic process and the roles are already established, it is far less time-consuming… imagine, also, if you had dedicated software available and how much easier it could make your life!
#3 - Recordkeeping
If you run a large fleet, where do you store all the paperwork and the material records from each vehicle check? Do you scan the material or update logbooks, and how much does it cost? This is also a time consuming area. Think about what walkaround checks software could offer you in terms of time saving
If you are still wondering how to promote walkaround checks and save money at the same time, it’s worth contemplating these points—all three can so easily be taken care of by means of our software… Get in touch and see how it works!