You might assume all fleets are carrying out walk-around checks on all vehicles, but a new survey suggests this might not always be the case.
According to a study carried out by Provision CameraMatics, nearly one in five fleets fail to conduct basic compliance checks and as a result are putting themselves at risk.
63% of those questioned said they conduct a walk-around check on paper, but this could result in reporting disconnects or delays, which in turn can lead to more serious issues.
With electronic records, reports are shared instantly and are easy to review; this ensures compliance is maximised. It also means data is stored in one place and is accessible to all.
Digging deeper into the findings, fleet operators that use cameras are more likely to insist on vehicle checks – and those checks are more likely to be electronic (41%) rather than paper (18%). This suggests a strong link between understanding risk, investing in risk avoidance, and following best-practice compliance.
The survey focuses on how technologies such as cameras are adopted and how incidents are reported by fleets.
Should electronic walk-around checks be the norm?