Qualcomm Inc has announced its Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) application, which provides fleets a simple, cost-effective, and closed-loop process for completing vehicle inspection reports. VIR helps fleets decrease operational costs, improve accuracy of vehicle inspection reports, and focus on the critical inspection elements and requirements identified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
VIR can help transportation companies decrease costs by eliminating the need to purchase and process paper vehicle inspection reports. By automating the vehicle inspection process with simple prompts and error detection, fleets can reduce errors, ensure complete reports, and more efficiently manage the defect resolution process. The VIR application also can help fleets ensure that inspection reports and necessary maintenance are completed in a timely manner through easy-to-use reporting tools that indicate units that have not recorded a vehicle inspection report in the past 24 hours and vehicles with unresolved reported defects.
The application sends alerts when defects are identified in vehicle inspection reports, as well as records feedback and remediation history on reports for previously identified defects. It produces even more accuracy by providing separate inspection forms for trailer and vehicle. Each inspection report includes information on relevant time, location, driver and vehicle data, and the application records vehicle inspection report history for 90 days. VIR allows fleets to control user access and editing capabilities for vehicle inspection reports, and provides search, edit, data exporting, and printing capabilities. Drivers can access VIR through Qualcomm's Hours of Service (QHOS) application, or as a stand-alone application.
VIR is scheduled to be commercially available in late 2011.