Here are tips for pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections to help prevent citations and keep the vehicles in a fleet within federal regulations.


Zonar provides pre- and post-trip vehicle inspection tips to help prevent citations and keep the vehicles within federal regulations

Seattle Wash. - January 15, 2019 - Pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections keep commercial motor vehicle operators and other drivers on the road safe by helping to prevent accidents. A thorough inspection of the entire vehicle includes looking for worn out or damaged parts, checking the emergency exits and ensuring that all repairs have been made in a timely manner since the previous inspection was performed and reported. A proper inspection should take at least half an hour to complete and being thorough ensures drivers do not miss needed repairs that would lead to a citation or unsafe driving conditions.

"Road safety continues to be Zonar's number one concern for commercial motor vehicles and it's crucial for fleet managers and drivers to ensure their vehicles are safe while on the road," said Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar. "There is no one solution to completely prevent accidents, but taking the necessary precautions before and after a trip is the first step."

To ensure that drivers and companies are following inspections that are required by law and to reduce the number of roadside violations, Zonar has released, “Commercial Vehicle Inspections: Tips to Prevent Citations." Download the tip sheet to help keep vehicles compliant with federal mandates and the roads safe for all drivers.

About Zonar
Founded in 2001, Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management solutions throughout vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries. Zonar helps 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 API's 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 majority-owned by technology company Continental, 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

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2001: Zonar established.

2002: Grows to 11 employees.

2003: EVIR® patent awarded; First Student becomes customer.

2004: Approximately 30 First Student sites installed.

2006: Filed for Ground Traffic Control® patent.

2007: HQ moves to current building.

2008: 50 million verified visual inspections conducted in U.S.

2009: 100th employee hired.

2010: Introduced Z Pass™; Zonar featured on NBC's Today Show.

2011: Partnership with Daimler.

2012: V3™ and 2020® released.

2013: Virtual Technician wins Edison Award.

2014: Exceeds 300,000 subscribers.

2015: Announces DTNA strategic investment.

2016: Announces Continental's majority investment

2016: Launches Connect™ next gen tablet and software ecosystem

2017: Integrates with ContiPressureCheck™ tire sensors

2017: Introduces Zonar Coach™ an in-cab driver coaching solution

2018: Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year

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2018: Launches Zonar Verify™

2018: Zonar Reseller Program announced