Jaama anticipates increased business with commercial vehicle, coach and bus operators needing to use a ‘validated IT supplier’ for the DVSA’s newly launched Earned Recognition Scheme.
The Scheme was officially launched at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show following a successful 12-month pilot involving more than 60 commercial vehicle operators from various sectors of the industry - some operators are already users of Jaama’s Key2 web-based technology.
Operators that use Key2 are able to record walk-around vehicle inspection checks, servicing and MoT information which will be directly sent to the DVSA database every four weeks. In return, their vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections, saving them time and money.
Meanwhile, the DVSA will allow its officers to target more of their enforcement activities at the high-risk traffic who put other road users in danger.
Users of Jaama’s multi award-winning Key2 vehicle and driver management system have been urged to undertake a data mapping exercise ahead of next month’s introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The regulation comes into effect on May 25 and organisations in non-compliance may face heavy fines of up to €20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover – whichever is higher.
Under GDPR, employers must ensure that employees’ personal data - as well as that relating to clients and prospects - is processed lawfully, transparently, is secure, and is held for a “legitimate business interest”.
For example, that could include:
• Recording driver licence-related information;
• The capture and processing of mileage for travel management and business expense claims;
• Accident-related information;
• Fuel data capture;
• And the use of driver behaviour data from in-vehicle telematics.
Jaama adds new functionality to its industry-leading, multi award-winning Key2 asset management system to improve its customers’ fleet operating efficiency, ensure increased compliance management along with providing additional cost controls.
Jaama has completely overhauled and significantly improved the Vehicle Event Manager area of Key2 and renamed it Compliance Manager.
Additionally, a new Tyre Data Import module enables validation of incoming tyre costs against pre-agreed costs matrices to ensure correct charging for tyres. The new import module complements Key2’s existing tyre management functionality.
Furthermore, Key2 has also been enhanced to enable the importing of vehicle details that are the subject of a motor manufacturer recall along with the ability to capture the related rectification work. The new functionality works alongside the current manual entry system, streamlining the process and significantly reducing administrative intervention.
The new Compliance Manager module is fully configurable to meet individual fleet requirements. It enables managers to create their own regular and one-off events relating to vehicles to ensure that they are never missed for example; servicing in accordance with manufacturer requirements, MoT’s and commercial vehicle inspections.