Vehicle checks

Capture digital vehicle checks with ease using our driver app.  Ensure all your legally required vehicle checks are captured, logged, and stored before your drivers head out on the road.  Completing vehicle checks electronically ensures compliance, and allows maintenance to be immediately alerted to any defects, giving you accountability and control. 

Drivers log in to the Podfather app (downloadable from the Google Play Store, and compatible with almost all Android smartphone and tablet devices) and are then prompted to complete their vehicle checks before they can start their work.

Core features

Our vehicle check functionality is easy to use, helps you maintain compliance and gives you peace of mind when your drivers are out on the road. 

Start of day checks

Vehicle checks can be enforced for drivers to complete before their jobs each day.  Any defects can be instantly shared with maintenance teams for prompt rectification. 

Defect reporting and archive

All the vehicle checks captured using our app are stored in your Podfather system indefinitely.  The information is searchable and defect tags make it easier to filter and sort information when required.  

Roadside inspections

A record of completed vehicle checks can be accessed by drivers out on the road.  If a driver is stopped by a law enforcement authority, the can show evidence that a defect check was completed. 

The benefits of using our vehicle check and compliance app

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Green benefits

Replacing paper vehicle checks with an electronic system saves admin time each day and is more environmentally friendly.

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Defect notification

Our system ensures drivers have completed checks before they start work each day.  Defects are instantly reported to maintenance teams. 

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Easy to use

Capture walkaround safety inspection check information with ease.  Collect photos and notes for extra information. 

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Store checks

Store all completed vehicle check details in your Podfather system.  It makes proof of compliance reporting a breeze.

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Building a business case for change

Provide us with a few basic metrics and we’ll give you an idea of how much you can expect to save each month.  Typically, ROI is almost instant thanks to our SaaS pricing model.

Further features

Driver app

Once set up the app will allow your drivers to collect all vehicle check information (inc. photos), you can upload job information, track vehicle movements and capture electronic proof of delivery in real time.  

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Driver tracking

When you use Podfather there is no need for fixed telematics technology.  You can track your drivers in real-time with live updates from our smartphone app.

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Related functionality

We hope you like what you see.  If you are interested in our vehicle check functionality you might also be interested to find out more about the following.

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Automatically send customer notifications and live tracking links, via email, text, or our online portal; keeping customers informed in real-time.

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Get real-time notification of item adjustments, job cancellations and make delivery discrepancies a thing of the past. 

Use our reporting options to review and refine business performance.  

We offer a range of real-time dashboards and end-of-day reports, including On Time in Full and plan vs actual metrics.  Refine business processes using real performance data.

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