August Enhancements: DOT Equipment Updates, Information Links

REACH commercial vehicle inspection app

What are they?

  • DOT updates. Dates of the last Department of Transportation (DOT) inspection on a piece of equipment now appear during event creation and progression.

  • Equipment number links. Users may now see equipment number links on their web application dashboards to view both equipment details and service history. Users may click on the equipment number to modify details, upload scanned documents, and view and add photos related to the equipment.

Why are they important? Visibility of the most recent DOT updates and equipment number details and history allows users to be in the know of appropriate information without time spent investigating elsewhere.

Who gets them? All user types will be able to view the equipment number links and DOT updates enhancements. Truck dispatchers will be able to create bucket list events and all parties involved in service events are able to view these requested services.

July Enhancements: Service Event & DVIR Processes

What are they? Head's up: The enhancements described below are set to improve the service event and driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) processes.

  • The equipment owner identification has now been optimized better for tractors and trailers during event creation. 

  • Service events cannot be completed unless the "Job", "Defect," and "Location" fields are completed in the service event line items.

  • REACH creates service events for defective categories when users begin pre-trip and general inspections with unsafe conditions.

  • Dashboard performance has been improvement so that auto-refresh wait times are reduced.

Why are they important? These enhancements provide for increased driver safety measures and in providing complete information exchange between parties. Faster dashboard refresh times allow users to remain informed without the spinning wheel, and the automatic service event creation for defective parts in a non-post-trip inspection contributes to safety and efficiency gains for drivers while keeping dispatchers informed.

Who gets them? All user types will be able to view the service event-related and dashboard loading speed enhancements. Trucking dispatchers that have been granted access to DVIR creation will receive the updates regarding these reports.

REACH commercial vehicle inspection app