Jaama, the UK’s leading fleet industry asset management software system provider, will be showcasing new functionality introduced to its smartphone ‘MyVehicle App’ - a genuine fleet and transport industry game-changer - at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show.
‘MyVehicle App’ was unveiled at last year’s Commercial Vehicle Show and since then Jaama customers with a combined total of more than 100,000 drivers have procured the tool.
At this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, being held at the NEC in Birmingham, from April 24-26, Jaama will showcase a range of additional features specifically designed to help commercial vehicle operators reduce van and HGV downtime and ensure maximum compliance.
Those features include:
•‘MyVehicle App’ retaining a historic record of vehicle defects highlighted by drivers when undertaking daily checks, the rectification date and other details including the name of the person signing the vehicle back on to the road. That means that should a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement officer stop a vehicle, the driver is in possession of a defect history record so reducing downtime and paperwork.
•Drivers being able to take a photo of a ‘critical’ defect and attach ‘off-road’ status to the commercial vehicle via ‘MyVehicle App’. That in turn, via auto-triggering will create an ‘urgent job’ alert in Jaama’s multi award-winning web-based vehicle, driver and workshop management solution Key2.
•A facility that combines ‘non-urgent’ vehicle defects notified by drivers via ‘MyVehicle App’ into one job thus reducing vehicle downtime. Rule sets within Key2 will link such reported defects together and where applicable to a vehicle service or MoT if imminent.
•The ability to log via ‘MyVehicle App’ ‘nil vehicle defects’. The additional function provides an audit trail of all vehicle checks irrespective of whether any defect was spotted.
•Drivers being restricted from adding a vehicle to ‘MyVehicle App’ if they do not have the required licence categories to drive it, for example if not holding an HGV licence. The preventative measure is designed to maximise compliance and links from the applicable licence categories section in Key2’s ‘asset type manager’.
It is the third consecutive year that Jaama has exhibited at the Commercial Vehicle Show and such was the past interest from fleet decision-makers, transport operators, senior managers and engineers in both ‘MyVehicle App’ and the company’s industry-leading Key2 technology that it is returning in 2018.
More than 1.2 million vehicles are now managed via Key2 with the mark broken after Jaama reported that it had sold a record number of vehicle management systems to car and commercial vehicle fleets, contract hire and leasing companies and rental specialists in 2017 up 84.5% on 2016.