Pre-trip and post-trip inspections are a vital checkpoint in any truck yard. Inspections validate that vehicles are fit for service, play an essential role in avoiding unnecessary fines for both drivers and trucking organizations, and improve the probability that loads will arrive safely and on time.
While “walk-arounds” are an important risk-reduction strategy, many drivers do not perform complete or thorough inspections, and it can be difficult for operators to hold drivers accountable if this activity is not monitored.
Proper pre-trip and post-trip inspections can be the difference between a citation and a load arriving on time and undamaged.
PRE & POST TRIP INSPECTION ENFORCEMENT
Birdseye understands the importance of thorough safety inspections. Agents are trained to monitor drivers while they complete their inspection activity.
Agents validate that drivers check all important vehicle and trailer systems, recording both the process and the duration of the inspection.
Agents can easily identify whether a driver has overlooked important inspection protocols, or if an inspection is less than thorough.
Birdseye agents are trained to intervene using the Voice-Down™ two-way interactive communication system, to inform the driver that they need to properly complete their inspection before they can leave the yard.
Over time, drivers realize they are being monitored and, of their own accord, perform thorough inspections.
Should it be necessary, agents can deny exit access at the gate to drivers who have not completed a thorough and complete inspection of their vehicle, redirecting them to the inspection area.
Upon confirmation of proper completion, the driver will be granted access to leave the facility and continue with their route.
All inspection activities are monitored, with video archived for 30 days. Birdseye Agents, assisted by intelligent technology, log inspection details such as duration of the inspection, areas checked, proper use of PPE while performing the inspection, and any necessary remedial actions taken to resolve issues uncovered during the course of the inspection.
Detailed reports are distributed to clients on a regular schedule. Upon request, video footage of inspections can be pulled from archives.