Where DVIR and eDVIR stop, EVIR® ensures compliance.
Imagine knowing your fleet inspections are being performed properly—every time. How would it feel, knowing all i’s are dotted, all t’s are crossed? No lost paperwork, no skipping inspections. Commercial fleet inspections are required by the FMCSA (Sections §396.11 and §396.13). Compliance is required and enforced by DOT, OSHA and MHSA. At first, DVIR fleet inspections were standard, and many carriers still choose this method despite its limitations. Many other commercial fleets have replaced DVIR with electronic DVIR (eDVIR). While this upgrade is an improvement, eDVIR still doesn’t solve for all of DVIR’s limitations. Our patented Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting (EVIR®) does.
DVIR has limitations.
DVIR, which stands for Driver Vehicle Inspection Report, is the paper form drivers use when performing their mandatory vehicle inspections. Drivers record the vehicle’s information and condition. They also inspect any defects noted during the previous inspection to make sure the vehicle is in good working condition. Finally, drivers sign off that the information they captured is accurate.
As a paper-based system, DVIR has more than one limitation. The more significant is that DVIR fleet inspections are unverifiable. The motor carrier has only the driver’s word that the vehicle was inspected and that the inspection report is correct.
eDVIR resolves some problems—but not all.
eDVIR replaces DVIR’s paper form with an electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Report. Using eDVIR makes inspections and communications more efficient for everyone involved. Plus, drivers can submit results almost immediately upon completing their vehicle inspections, eliminating the possibility of lost or damaged paper forms.
Same walkaround, same inspection process, same inspection report. And yet, eDVIR is still truly unverifiable.
EVIR is the only patented, verified electronic inspection reporting solution of its kind on the market today. As with eDVIR, drivers perform the same inspection and capture the same information, then upload the results digitally. Same fleet inspections, same operational and maintenance efficiencies, and same elimination of DVIR paper inspection forms.
However, unlike DVIR and eDVIR, EVIR fleet inspections are truly verifiable. Drivers cannot pencil whip EVIR inspections, nor can they rush through any part of the inspection itself. Drivers stay compliant with DOT, OSHA and MSHA regulations, and you know with certainty fleet inspections are being performed thoroughly and properly every time.
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions throughout trucking and vocational industries. Zonar helps fleets of all sizes maximize the use of their assets with technology solutions dedicated to improving compliance, efficiency, maintenance, 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 operators to dispatch. Headquartered in Seattle and part of the Continental AG family—a global leader in automotive technology— Zonar also has a Technology Development Center in downtown Seattle, a regional office in Cincinnati and a distribution center outside of Atlanta.