Fleets turn to Defect Module to help meet best practice guidelines
The company's Defect Manager system is a web portal within its Key2 Vehicle Management software system, which can be accessed remotely via a personal digital assistant (PDA).
The technology provides drivers, transport and depot managers with an online tick box check list so they can complete a walk-round appraisal of all vehicles as frequently as they wish.
Jaama developed Defect Manager in conjunction with a number of its Key2 users including SIG, the Sheffield-based international supplier to the construction and building markets, and international courier and logistics company DHL.
SIG operates a fleet of 1,050 commercial vehicles of 7.5 tonnes and above, 650 light commercial vehicles and 1,200 company cars. The commercial vehicles are located at 450 SIG branches nationwide and responsible for delivering the company's range of products.
SIG uses Jaama's Key2 system to manage its fleet from its central logistics department in Sheffield. The company approached Jaama to see if an online defect reporting system could be developed and linked into Key2 to replace an administratively time-consuming regime.
SIG UK logistics administration manager Tommy Duncombe said: 'Defect Manager ensures that that SIG fleet of vehicles is safer than ever and meets VOSA compliance requirements.'
Jaama managing director Jason Francis said: 'It can be very easy for a busy operator to allow what could be a routine maintenance issue to slip through the net. That could then prove to be disastrous if the vehicle is allowed out on the road. Defect Manager ensures maximum compliance with legislation and industry best practice.'