Jaama boosts software functionality to help operators stay on right side of VOSA
Legal experts say that one of the main issues encountered when representing transport operators at public inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner is a failure to keep on top of vehicle maintenance.
It is therefore vital that transport operators have at their fingertips a comprehensive log of every MoT failure, every Prohibition Notice or conviction and any other defects spotted on vehicles by officers from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
As such, it is crucial for transport managers to know their Operator Licence Compliance Risk Score (OCRS), which is used by VOSA to assess whether to stop vehicle at the roadside for inspection, and their Pass After Rectification at Station (PRS) score.
OCRS points are determined by reference to MoT pass rates as well as Prohibition Notices, while PRS points are determined by smaller vehicle maintenance faults that have been recorded during an MoT with remedial work undertaken prior to the vehicle passing.
Following the introduction of new functionality within Jaama's Key2 Vehicle Management system, transport managers can now keep track of their OCRS and PRS records.
In addition, the system can be used to keep track of an individual driver's training schedule, how much training they have completed and when their Driver CPC qualification expires.
Jaama MD Jason Francis said: 'Legislative compliance is essential to ensure operating efficiency. We have therefore introduced the new functionality to give transport managers maximum visibility in relation to both vehicle maintenance and driver CPC training records to pre-empt any VOSA investigation.'