SEATTLE — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, today announced the availability of the next generation of its electronic verified inspection reporting (EVIR) solution.
The release represents the mobile evolution of Zonar’s patented, industry-leading technology that improves and verifies Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mandated pre- and post-trip inspections. Available now in the Google Play Store and later this year in the Apple Store, the latest generation of EVIR comes with all the features of the original EVIR but in a mobile-friendly app, with additional features and functionality. EVIR also continues the legacy of helping to reduce processing time for inspections by more than 50 percent when shifting from traditional paper-based driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR).
Now with EVIR, drivers and operators throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries have the freedom to conduct inspections with or without tags. While using RFID or NFC tags enables inspections to be verified, not all fleets, particularly those with leased and rented equipment, can leverage tags. By enabling tagless EVIR inspections, anyone can easily and quickly ensure inspections are completed accurately and results are digitally stored without the need for extra hardware. EVIR also provides users with the intuitive and patented Asset Map View, showing aerial views of customers’ vehicles and equipment with guides for tag placement, as well as training videos and links within the application.
Compliant with all DOT, OSHA, MSHA and PTASP inspection requirements, EVIR eliminates the need for paper-based reporting, helping drivers perform accurate inspections that are automatically collected, stored and easily integrated into maintenance software. This enables organizations to conduct more efficient inspection audits leading to fewer penalties due to lost records. Accurate inspections also help increase uptime by ensuring vehicle and asset issues are identified and addressed before they become potentially critical ones.
“Nearly 20 years ago, Zonar introduced the first and only patented electronic verified inspection system, helping make our roads safer and our customer operations safer and more easily compliant with industry regulations,” said Fred Fakkema, vice president of safety and compliance at Zonar. “Today, drivers, managers and operators need more options to protect and maintain both owned, intermodal and rented vehicles and equipment. We’re proud to continue providing our customers with trusted and reliable solutions that help them support the overall health of their fleets and business.”
Inspection history and data collected by EVIR can be easily accessed through Ground Traffic Control, Zonar’s web-based platform providing customers with a real-time look at fleet operations along with reports and alerts, and the ability to manage a single asset or an entire fleet. With customized dashboards for a broad range of users, anyone using GTC can make informed, data-based decisions that help improve operations across an organization.
For more information on latest Zonar EVIR, please visit: https://www.zonarsystems.com/solutions/evir-electronic-verified-inspection-reporting/.
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries. Zonar’s mission is to enhance the safety, performance and success of our customers by transforming the delivery of innovative insights for commercial fleets around the world. Zonar achieves this by helping fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their assets with solutions dedicated to improving compliance, efficiency, maintenance, ridership visibility, safety and tracking. Cloud-based services with open APIs drive Zonar’s smart fleet solutions by making it easy for fleet owners and managers to stay connected to their fleets and drivers and operators to dispatch. Headquartered in Seattle and part of the Continental family, Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati, and a distribution center outside of Atlanta. For more information about Zonar, go to www.zonarsystems.com.