Professional HGV drivers who take their responsibilities seriously will know the first step to staying safe on the road takes place before climbing into the cab.
To comply with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) rules, it’s imperative that you carry out a ‘roadworthiness’ check every time before using your vehicle. Failing to do so could see you hit with a fine of up to £5,000 or, in the event of an accident, you could be found partially liable.
Designed to make sure vehicles meets minimum on-the-road standards, the VOSA daily walkaround check should be performed as part of a driver’s general maintenance routine to help keep other road users safe.
VOSA don’t expect drivers to be skilled mechanics, they just want you to conduct a series of basic checks to ensure all parts are safe and secure – and all instruments are working properly.
The problem with having the records just in the cab is two-fold, firstly as an Owner or Manager you do not know that the checks have been made, secondly, if the vehicle is involved in an accident and is a total loss then you have lost the records.
With Isitchecked.com not only can you ensure that wherever in the world your trucks are you will be aware whether or not the check has been made. Likewise, when the checks are made they are submitted in real-time so you have the reports on the cloud to access as needed.
If your vehicle is a total loss then the records are still accessible for any inspection that is likely to follow such a serious accident, whether by the Government or Police or your insurers.