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‘Explosion’ in fleet safety checks sees FleetCheck app pass new milestone

FleetCheck’s Vehicle Inspection App has accelerated past the three million milestone in the last week, driven by an “explosion in checks”.

Peter Golding, managing director, FleetCheck

Peter Golding, managing director, FleetCheck

The app was introduced in April 2017 and took until earlier this year to clock up two million checks, but has passed an additional million in a matter of weeks.

Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, said the sharp rise was partly due to have signed some significant new clients but added that the firm is also seeing existing customers make more checks.

“Our feeling is that there is a general increase in awareness of this kind of product in the market, both among car and commercial vehicle fleets, and that we have been well-placed to take advantage of the trend,” he explained.

“Why this increase is taking place at this time is difficult to pinpoint but there is certainly a growing interest in simplifying fleet compliance and the app helps fleets achieve that. In some weeks we are approaching 200,000 individual checks.”

Golding added that the recent addition of a new fit-to-drive declaration covering coronavirus symptoms had been very well-received by fleets, especially those that are involved in the delivery of essential services. The new functionality provides a simple and easy reminder for drivers of the symptoms that they are likely to be experiencing if infected.

“Clearly, when we’re all dealing with something as contagious as coronavirus, this takes on a whole new dimension, especially as many of the fleets still working on a daily basis are home delivery companies that are dealing with the public,” he continued.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.