Jaama has updated its smartphone ‘MyVehicle App’ with a raft of new features designed to help commercial vehicle operators reduce vehicle downtime and ensure maximum compliance.
The updates will be showcased at this year’s CV Show – a year since the tool’s original launch – and include the ability to retain an historic record of vehicle defects highlighted by drivers when undertaking daily checks, the rectification date and other details including the name of the person signing the vehicle back on to the road. As a result, if a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement officer stops a vehicle, the driver is in possession of a defect history record, reducing downtime and paperwork.
In addition, drivers can now take a photo of a ‘critical’ defect and attach ‘off-road’ status to the commercial vehicle via ‘MyVehicle App’. Via auto-triggering, this will create an ‘urgent job’ alert in Jaama’s Key2 web-based vehicle, driver and workshop management solution.
‘MyVehicle App’ also introduces a facility that combines ‘non-urgent’ vehicle defects notified by drivers via ‘MyVehicle App’ 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.
Other new features include the ability to log ‘nil vehicle defects’, providing an audit trail of all vehicle checks irrespective of whether any defect was spotted, and the ability to restrict drivers from adding a vehicle to ‘MyVehicle App’ if they do not have the required licence categories to drive it, for example if they don’t hold an HGV licence.
Jaama manging director Martin Evans said: “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.
“MyVehicle App, via auto-triggering, works in tandem with Key2 so drivers and their fleet/transport managers have all the very latest data relating to service, maintenance and repair and other vital compliance information, including odometer readings, at their fingertips to keep businesses at the cutting-edge of operational management.”
‘MyVehicle App’ is available from the App Store for use on Android and iOS devices.